Jin Young Ko gained the rain-shortened Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her second victory in her final three LPGA Tour begins.
Making her first begin provided that Tokyo Olympics, the second-round South Korean participant closed with a bogey-free 3-under 69 at Oregon Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Jeongeun Lee and Su Oh. Ko completed at 11-under 205.
Play was washed out Saturday as a consequence of rain and the occasion was lower from 72 to 54 holes. Ko took the lead Friday with a 67.
“I really wanted to play yesterday, but we couldn’t play,” Ko acknowledged. “I tried to make a no bogey-free round today, but I made it. I had a lot of missed shots and I had a lot of missed chipping or something, so I had to make great par saves, but I made it.
She took a break after the Olympics, skipping the major Women’s British Open.
“I spent a wonderful time in Korea after the Olympics, in all probability over six or seven weeks,” Ko said. “I had a great deal of observe with my comparable coach and I had a great deal of exercise routines, 3 situations or 4 occasions every week.”
Ko also won the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas in early July. The two-time major champion has nine LPGA Tour victories.
Lee and Oh each shot 69. Perrine Delacour was fourth at 5 under after a 69. Patty Tavatanakit (69) was 4 under with Esther Henseleit (70) and Carlota Ciganda (73).
Gemma Dryburgh, a stroke behind Ko entering the round, had a 76 to drop into a tie for eighth at 3 under.
The tournament was shifted from Edgewater Country Club to Oregon Golf Club in June because of safety concerns about a homeless encampment bordering Edgewater.
“This course was really glorious — fairways and greens are actually good,” Ko acknowledged.
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