Golf: Lydia Ko takes fourth place after a short lead at the LPGA Classic


Lydia Ko highlights from the second round of the 2022 LPGA Classic. Video / LPGA

Lydia Ko posted a 98th place in the Top 10 LPGA Tour of her career after a strong final round at the Shoprite LPGA Classic in New Jersey this morning.

Coe briefly tied for the lead at the start of the nine-back after four birdies through the front nine holes but the bogey in stages 11 and 13 halted their run. The Birds picked up the last two slots to finish inside the top five for the fourth time this year.

Koe finished the final four times under 67 to be a 10 under the championship, two points behind winner Brooke Henderson.

Henderson beat American Lindsey Weaver-Wright-Pencer on the first playoff hole to claim her eleventh professional victory after scoring 64 on the final day.

“I lost a bit of momentum after I got past 11 and 13… It was nice to be able to finish the race at the highest level,” Coe said after her run.

Coe will be looking to take her solid run at the Women’s PGA Championship, the third major tournament of the year, which takes place in two weeks.

“Week after week try to play consistently. I think that’s the goal. It’s tough. I think the level of play and the level of talent in the tour is really high, so playing consistently well and winning makes me think very difficult.

“But I try to focus on my game and figure out what I can do better and enjoy it day in and day out.”

Meanwhile, Danny Lee finished third in his top ten this season with his 65th shot in the final round of the Canadian Open.

Lee finished ninth in a share of tenth, earning $237,000. Rory McIlroy won the event at the Under 19 on the back of the final round 62, for his 21st victory on the PGA Tour.

England’s Justin Rose flirted with a 59 before a ghost saw him on the 18th hole with a 10-under 60 card.

In Europe, Kiwi Daniel Hillier placed fifth in the Empordà Challenge in the Challenge Tour. Heller fired the last round of Round 66 to score his best result since February.

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