Jin-young Ko finishes second at LPGA Tour's CPKC Women's Open a

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    Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches the green on the 11th hole during the second round of the 10th Jeju Samdasu Masters on the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour at Blackstone Jeju 한국야동 on Thursday.


    Jin Young Ko, 28, of Solaire, made a mistake on the final day of the U.S. Women's Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour's CPKC Women's Open ($2.5 million purse) to finish in a disappointing second place.


    Ko shot a 3-under 69 with one bogey and four birdies in the final round of the tournament at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6709 yards) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Monday (Aug. 28).


    With a final total of 9-under par 279, Ko was tied with Megan Kang (USA) for second place in a playoff that went to extra holes, but she was unable to get over the final hurdle.


    Ko, who won this event in 2019 with a four-day total of 26-under-par, the lowest score of the tournament, was looking to defend her crown after a four-year absence.


    Although she missed out on her third win of the season and 16th of her career at the final stage, she will be looking to bounce back after failing to finish in the top 10 in her last six events.


    Ko got off to an early start with a birdie on the par-5 first hole. She then added a birdie on the ninth (par-3).


    A bogey at the 11th (par-5) on the back nine seemed to put her out of contention, but her rival Kang dropped two shots in the first half and was unable to make up any ground in the second, 성인웹툰 alternating bogeys and birdies.


    Ko birdied the 14th (par-4) and then birdied the 16th (par-4) to move into a share of the lead with Kang. Kang then bogeyed the 17th (par-3), giving Ko a one-shot lead.


    Ko had the advantage, but Kang birdied the 18th (par-4) to send the match into a playoff.


    It was Kang who had the last laugh on the 18th hole. Ko's first shot, a driver, went off the course and his second shot went into a bunker.


    After a series of twists and turns, Ko made bogey and Caen countered with a par, leaving the two players even.


    Meanwhile, Kim Se-young (30-Medi-Hill), who had been in contention for the lead with Ko, dropped two shots on the day and finished in a tie for fourth place (6-under 282).


    Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group) also finished in a tie for eighth place (4-under par 284), 19가이드03 continuing the strong showing of Korean players at the tournament.