KIWI KO ROCKETS UP THE ANA INSPIRATION LEADERBOARD

14/09/2020

Lydia Ko has saved her best till last at the LPGA Tour’s second major of the year, the ANA Inspiration.

Ko fired at six-under 66 to catapult herself up the leaderboard into sixth place by herself at 10-under for the tournament. She had 69, 74, and 69 in the opening three rounds.

Starting the day in a tie for 21st, Ko began solidly early in her round making a birdie at the second and the nineth to make the turn in two-under par and plot her way up the leaderboard.

She then made two quick birdies at the 10th and 11th before a bogey at the 12th. She’d get that shot right back at the next hole to be four-under for her round at the mid-point through her back nine.

Ko finished off her fourth and final round in style with birdies at the 17th and 18th holes to sign for six-under par and give herself a 10-under par total, five shots back of Mirim Lee, Brooke Henderson, and Nelly korda who needed a playoff to decide the title.

Mirim Lee won on the first playoff hole with birdie.

Ko is projected to move up to places into 12th on the Race to CME Globe.

Nick Voke has notched up his second top 10 finish of the season on the Korn Ferry Tour with a tie for seventh at the Evans Scholars Invitational.

Voke carded rounds of 69, 67, 71, and 68 to finish 13-under for the tournament, four shots back of Curtis Thompson.

The Kiwi began his round with a bogey at the first but got that shot back at the fifth. He made the turn at even-par.

Voke then got hot in the back nine, making five birdies including three on the trot to finish to sign for a four-under round and move four spots up the leaderboard.

On the European Tour, Ryan Fox has bounced back after a lackluster moving day at the Portugal Masters to move 17 places up the leaderboard into a share of 32nd.

Fox shot rounds of 67, 69, 75, and 68 to finish at five-under for the event, 11 shots back of George Coetzee.

Finally, Tim Wilkinson has had a disappointing finish at the Safeway Open on the PGA Tour to finish in a tie for 36th.

Wilkinson finished with rounds of 67, 68, 68, and 73 to finish in a tie for 36th place at 12-under for the event.

The left hander began the day within three shots of the lead, but unfortunately couldn’t get much going in the final round.

He moves up 124 spots on the FedEx Cup rankings into a tie for 34th.

 

    OOM LEADERBOARD

    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Jones, Samuel 115.78
    2 Lee, Jang Hyun 83.56
    3 Zheng, Jimmy 73.73
    4 Ford, Jayden 66.16
    5 Bai, Joshua 66.10
    RANK PLAYER SCORE
    1 Chung, Darae 260.13
    2 Son, Yeonsoo 110.19
    3 Xu, Fiona 93.60
    4 Im, Amy 69.80
    5 Kang, Sumin 69.60