Hyo Joo Kim’s final round of 1-under-par 71 was good enough to win with two hits over Hinako Sibun at the Lotte Championships in Eva Beach, Hawaii, on Saturday.
The 26-year-old South Korean, who led in three shots after the second and third rounds, recovered from bullet number 17 with a bird on the last hole, finished with a score of 11 to 277 and won the fifth time in the LPGA round.
The amount of victory was $ 300,000. Her latest victory was at the HSBC Women’s World Championships in Singapore in 2021.
Shibuno of Japan, who finished second the day after shooting from 68 on Friday, had no scarecrows on Saturday but only two birds to finish 9th below.
Shibuno said of fighting Kim: “I had a lot of fun playing with her. You know, I couldn’t go a little bit, so everything was different with her. “
South Korea’s He Jin Choi was the only third of the 7th to throw 69 shots, making it her best round of the tournament.
Brianna Do of the United States, who finished second earlier in the day, scattered and joined the six golfers who finished 12th after 77. There were no birds in her round, and four of her five players came out on a five-hole span. switching front and rear nine.
Ashley Buhai of South Africa scored the second in a row of 70 to finish the tournament in fourth place with 6 minor ones, one shot better than Somi Lee of South Korea, who dropped to 5 less with 73 points.
Incumbent champion Lydia Co of New Zealand finished the tournament with a score of 1 to 70 and finished 18th with seven others.