In Gee Chun shot a final-round 66 to capture her first LPGA Tour title of the season – and first in over two years, at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship.
The 24-year-old South Korean native finished her final day at SKY72’s Ocean Course with seven birdies against just one bogey, en route to a three-stroke victory over 54-hole co-leader Charley Hull (71), who placed solo-second at 13-under par.
“Before this week, I won 13 times as a professional,” said Chun, who clinched the third LPGA win of her career. “I am glad that I am done with the No. 13. I really hate that number.”
Hull, seeking her second career win on the LPGA Tour, briefly closed to within two shots of Chun – with three to play, but bogeyed the par-4 16th to effectively end her chances.
“On 16, I hit a decent tee shot. Was in the drainage ditch and had to drop it in the first cut. Hit a really good pitching wedge to the green and couldn’t manage to hold it, and then it was a weird lie. I was in like a little bit of a divot on the 16th green and then chipped it and nearly holed the putt,” said Hull.
“Oh, well. I’m pretty happy with that result. But this week was a lot of fun. I’ve been playing pretty well so far this season. Had a bit of a quiet spell through like the Women’s British Open and stuff but I feel like my game is in really good condition right now.”