Golf News: Jin Young Ko matches Annika Sorenstam’s record in a nail-biting victory in New Jersey

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Golf News: Jin Young Ko completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Cognizant Founders Cup on Sunday with her 14th consecutive round in the 60s, matching Annika Sorenstam’s 16-year record; Korean finished four strokes ahead of Caroline Masson.

With a wire-to-wire victory at the Cognizant Founders Cup, Jin Young Ko earned her third LPGA Tour victory of the season and tied Annika Sorenstam’s record.

The world No. 2 shot a five-under 66 on the last day at Mountain Ridge Country Club, with four birdies in a five-hole span on the back nine putting an end to any dreams of a comeback.

Ko opened the day with a four-shot lead and never trailed by more than three shots the rest of the way, finishing the week on 18 under par, four shots ahead of Germany’s Caroline Masson.

Ko’s victory means she will join Nelly Korda as a three-time winner in 2021, while her final-round 66 was her 14th consecutive sub-70 round, matching Sorenstam’s tally during her 10-win season in 2005.

“This is my 10th career win, so it’s very special,” Ko added. “The course put a lot of strain on me. I knew I was the reigning champion, and I knew a score in the 60s would break Annika’s [Sorenstam] record.”

Elizabeth Skokol finished third, ahead of Jeongeun Lee6 and US Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso, with two birdies in the final three holes, while Jessica Korda was one of four players sharing sixth place.

World No. 1 Nelly Korda shot a final-round 73 to finish tied-19th, with Georgia Hall leading the British contingent in a tie for 33rd after a two-under 69.

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