Your Quick Weekly Roundup of Women's Golf From Around the World
Another great week from around the world in women's golf. Find out what happened in all the different tours and championships.
LPGA- Mediheal Championship, California, USA
Another exiting event on the LPGA tour saw Lydia Ko return to form. This was her first win since 2016. Ko finished level with Australian Minjee Lee after 72 holes and they headed back down the 18th. Lee, was looking for her 2nd Victory of the season after winning on the European Tour, while Ko was looking for her first win in 44 starts.
In the first playoff hole Ko hit a stunning 3 wood to 2 and a half feet that she tapped in for Eagle to claim victory. Afterwards she said “It's crazy because I was three over for the day at one stage today and I said, ‘hey, you know, you've just got to focus and you never know what's going to happen, I was able to kind of put my game together on the back nine.”
Angel Yin , Shanshan Feng, Charley Hull and Jessica Korda, who started the day one stroke behind Ko, the 54-hole leader, tied for third at eight-under-par 280. Caroline Masson, Aditi Ashok, Ariya Jutanugarn and Nasa Hataoka finished at 281. Yin had a much needed good finish after not bettering 39th so far this season.
Ko has been in the news a lot this season, mainly for people finding reasons why her form has been so poor. However, her change of coach and caddy can hopefully now be put to bed as she looks justified in her pre-season decisions.
Inbee Park still leads the Race to the CME Globe (below)
Next Event: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LPGA TEXAS CLASSIC THE COLONY, TX MAY 03-06
Rolex Ranking of Winner: Lydia Ko- 18th, Updated Rankings 30/4- 13th
KLPGA: Creas F & C 40th KLPGA Championship
World number 31 Ha Na Jang claimed her 2nd victory of the season. With the victory she wins 155,000 Euros and she moves to the top of the KLPGA Order of Merit jumping above World number 9 Hye Jin Choi.
The 26 year old has moved up to 26th place in the world with the win. The contest between her and Choi should be a thrilling one to watch and just outlines the strength of the KLPGA
Next Event: The 5th Kyochon Honey Ladies Open, 4th May
Rolex Ranking of Winner: Ha Na Jang 31st , Updated Rankings 30/4- 26th
Japan LPGA- Cyber Agent Ladies' Golf Tournament
Hina Arakaki won her first Japan LPGA title with a victory at the Cyber Agent Ladies' Golf Tournament winning by 3 shots from Kashiwara Asuka who finished 2nd. World number 25 AI Suzuki finished 3rd tied with Nagai Kana on -7.