Ko Jin-young (25) shakes off the disappointment of the International Crown and challenges to win her third championship at the Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) on the LPGA Tour.
On the 12th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young will take part in the tournament held at Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA, and will win the championship in two years and challenge for her third championship in her career.
This tournament is a garden for Korean players and a place of good memories for Ko Jin-young.
In the past 10 years, only Korean winners have been Kim Hyo-joo (2015), Kim Se-young (2016), and Park In-bi (2018), and Ko Jin-young has risen to the top twice in 2019 and 2021.
It has a special meaning to her Go Jin-young. After reporting her first win at the Australian Women’s Open on her debut in 2018, Koh Jin-young later lifted the trophy at the event in 2019, her second win and her first in the US mainland.
After that, she won 3 victories in her season, including the ANA Inspiration and CP Women’s Open.
Ko Jin-young picked up her first win of the season at the HSBC Women’s World Championships in Singapore in March, but since then she’s been a bit out of contention for her championship, repeating top-10 and lower-mid finishes in four events. She also failed to qualify for the finals due to an unexpected sluggish performance at the International Crown, an event competition she participated in last week with Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin.
For Ko Jin-young, who needs a change in her mood, this tournament can be an opportunity to turn around.
First of all, it is urgent to improve the performance that has fallen. In the LA Championship, where he participated before the International Crown, he did not score in the 60s except for a 68 in the second round while playing for four days. On the moving day of the 3rd round after passing the cut, he hit a 4-over par and failed to advance in the rankings.메이저사이트
Looking at his performance in the last three tournaments, his under par performance has decreased noticeably. He only hit under par six times during the 12 rounds. The average number of strokes recorded during this period was 70.5, which was 1.33 higher than the season average of 69.17.
Ko Jin-young won the championship by hitting 22 under par in 2019 and 18 under par in the 2021 tournament.
Among the players participating in the International Crown, Jin-Young Ko and Hye-Jin Choi will participate and challenge for the first LPGA Tour victory. Kim Hyo-joo and Jeon In-ji take a break.
In addition, 17 Korean players will participate, including Kang Hye-ji, Kim Se-young, Kim A-rim, Kim In-gyeong, Park Geum-gang, Park Seong-hyeon, Shin Ji-eun, Anna Lin, Yang Hee-young, Yoo So-yeon, Yoo Hae-ran, Lee Jeong-eun, Jang Hyo-jun, Ji Eun-hee, and Choi Woon-jeong.
Korean-Australian Lee Min-ji will defend the title, and 8 out of the world’s top 10 players, including world-ranked Lydia Ko (New Zealand), will compete for the title.