Jin Young Ko Wins Volunteers of America Classic

Jin Young Ko Wins Volunteers of America Classic
Jin Young Ko celebrates after winning the Volunteers of America Classic at the Old American GC on July 4, 2021 in The Colony, Texas. (Photo by Chuck Burton via Getty Images)

Jin Young Ko produced a final-round 2-under 69 to claim a one-shot victory at the 2021 Volunteers of America Classic.

Ko, the overnight leader, signed for a card which included two bogeys offset by four birdies to reach 16-under par.

“I had a lot of opportunity for birdie but I didn’t made it a lot of,” said Ko, who jumped back to world No. 1 after her eighth career LPGA victory.

“But I’m still win so it doesn’t matter.”

She added, “I’m so happy. And this week was a lot of Koreans out there, so I want to say thank you to my Korean fans.”

Runner-up Matilda Castren carded a 69 with three birdies and one bogey to finish 15 under, one clear of Gaby Lopez who shot 65 to claim solo bronze on 14 under.

Emma Talley (63), Ana Belac (68) and Esther Henseleit (72) were T4 on 12 under, one clear of Jeongeun Lee6 (70).

Celine Herbin (67), Hyo Joo Kim (67), Celine Boutier (67), and Min-G Kim (68), who were then 10 under.

Volunteers of America Classic

Top-10 Leaders: Final Round

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4)
1. Jin Young Ko -16 (-2)
2. Matilda Castren -15 (-6)
3. Gaby Lopez -14 (-6)
4. Emma Talley -12 (-9)
4. Ana Belac -12 (-3)
4. Esther Henseleit -12 (+1)
7. Jeongeun Lee6 -11 (-1)
8. Celine Herbin -10 (-4)
8. Hyo Joo Kim -10 (-4)
8. Celine Boutier -10 (-3)
8. Min-G Kim -10 (-3)

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Material from the LPGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.


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