Jin Young Ko completes Aussie Open win

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) South Korea's Jin Young Ko shot a 3-under par 69 Sunday to clinch a 3-shot, start-to-finish win the Women's Australian Open.

Playing in her first tournament as a full LPGA member, Ko shot 65, 69, 71, 69 to lead after all four rounds and to finish with a total of 274, 14-under par at the Kooyonga Golf Club. She is the first player to win her first tournament as an LPGA member in the tour's 67-year history.

Ko started the day four shots clear of 21-year-old Hannah Green, who was bidding to become the first Australian to win her national crown since Karrie Webb won the last of her five titles in 2014.


Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Brittany Lincicome $210,000
2 Jin Young Ko $195,000
3 Wei-Ling Hsu $135,766
4 Hannah Green $107,908
5 Amy Yang $82,199
6 Shanshan Feng $82,199
7 Katherine Kirk $70,291
8 Danielle Kang $57,715
9 So Yeon Ryu $50,364
10 Minjee Lee $48,720
11 Marina Alex $48,720
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