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Ko Jin-young defeats Minjee Lee to claim the Founders Cup for the third time.

Ko Jin-young won the Founders Cup for the third time in a row after defeating reigning champion Minjee Lee in a play-off.

The South Korean triumphed with a par on the first extra hole, whilst Australian Lee could only make bogey with a three-putt.

Lee led by two strokes with three holes to play in New Jersey, but a bogey at the 16th allowed Ko to join her on 13 under.

“I played really, really well,” Ko said after shooting a five-under 67 on Sunday.

“It was too windy out there, so I thought if I played really well, I might have a chance to win.”

“So I concentrated on each hole, shot by shot, and didn’t look at the scoreboard.” I didn’t consider the other players.”

South African Ashleigh Buhai finished third at 10 under, one stroke behind South Korean Hae-Ran Ryu at Upper Montclair Country Club.

Georgia Hall of England finished tied for tenth on four under par.

Ko, who won the Founders Cup on two separate courses in 2021 and 2019, now has 15 LPGA Tour victories, including two major championships, in just six years.


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