Lydia Ko hung on to win the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio today.
Ko ended up the four-day event 14 under, simply holding off Danielle Kang that completed 13 under and just missed a birdie on the 18th.
The win offered the 24-year-old New Zealander her 17th win, and also keeping that she came to be the very first gamer to reach 17 victories before age 25 since Nancy Lopez did it back in 1979.
“& ldquo; I tried to remain truly patient out there and not obtain carried away on what everyone else was doing and also simply focus on my game, trying to make the lowest rating I could,” & rdquo; claimed Ko, who recorded four birdies for a 3-under 69 in the last round. “& ldquo; I believe that helped me really dial it in and just kind of remain in the present, which I assume is actually important, specifically when various other gamers are playing well as well as I’& rsquo; m not making several birdies.”
“& rdquo; & ldquo; To finish off with a couple of birdies [on the back nine] was nice, as well as I assume holing that putt on 15 was kind of the energy shifter for me,” & rdquo; Ko stated’. & ldquo; It wasn & rsquo; t the easiest putt. I kept intending increasingly more appropriate since it resembled it was a swinging putt and ended up being the ideal read.
“& ldquo; I normally line up my sphere where I wish to start it. I lined it up as well as withstood it and also stated, ‘& lsquo; I assume this is still too reduced.’ & rsquo; I had already aimed numerous feet out, and [my caddie] Derek [Kistler] had a point that was a couple of feet right of the opening. Often I obtain distressed since I end up trusting my feel over the round. However in that case, feel assisted me out.”
& rdquo; Danielle Kang (-13) completed second, while Yuka Saso (-12) took 3rd. Charley Hull as well as Celine Boutier linked for 4th at -11. Lexi Thompson and also Brooke Henderson tied for 6th at -7. A three-way tie for eighth between Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Stacy Lewis and also Hye-Jin Choi at -6 completed the top 10.
Nelly Korda tied for 20th at simply -2.
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