WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Jin Young Ko received the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her final three LPGA Tour begins.
Making her first begin for the reason that Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean participant closed with a bogey-free 3-under 69 at Oregon Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Jeongeun Lee and Su Oh. Ko completed at 11-under 205.
Play was washed out Saturday due to rain and the occasion was reduce from 72 to 54 holes. Ko took the lead Friday with a 67.
“I actually wished to play yesterday, however we couldn’t play,” Ko stated. “I attempted to make a no bogey-free spherical as we speak, however I made it. I had numerous missed pictures and I had numerous missed chipping or one thing, so I needed to make nice par saves, however I made it.
She took a break after the Olympics, skipping the main Women’s British Open.
“I spent a good time in Korea after the Olympics, perhaps over six or seven weeks,” Ko stated. “I had numerous follow with my similar coach and I had numerous exercises, 3 times or 4 occasions every week.”
Ko additionally received the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas in early July. The two-time main champion has 9 LPGA Tour victories.
Lee and Oh every shot 69. Perrine Delacour was fourth at 5 underneath after a 69. Patty Tavatanakit (69) was 4 underneath with Esther Henseleit (70) and Carlota Ciganda (73).
Gemma Dryburgh, a stroke behind Ko getting into the spherical, had a 76 to drop right into a tie for eighth at 3 underneath.
The match was shifted from Edgewater Country Club to Oregon Golf Club in June due to security considerations a few homeless encampment bordering Edgewater.
“This course was actually wonderful — fairways and greens are actually good,” Ko stated.
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