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Jin Young Ko wins Cognizant Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge

Jin Young Ko finished off a wire-to-wire victory in the Cognizant Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge Golf Club in Caldwell, NJ. It was her 14th consecutive round in the 60s that matched a 16-year record held by Annika Sorenstam.

Ko joined Nelly Korda as the only three-time winners on the LPGA Tour this season, and she became the fifth South Korean with at least 10 victories, still well short of the record 25 held by pioneer Se Ri Pak.

Ko successfully defended her title at the Founders Cup, though it was as different as could be. The tournament was held in Phoenix in 2019, was canceled last year during the pandemic, and then picked up a new title sponsor and moved to the Donald Ross design at Mountain Ridge.

There are currently no dates or location set for this event in 2022.

Celine Boutier wins at the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer

Celine Boutier matched a career-low score on Sunday with a final-round 63 in the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer to reach 14-under par overall and hold off Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jin Young Ko, No. 3 Inbee Park and a charging Brooke Henderson for the second LPGA Tour title of her career.

"It was such a surreal day. This morning, I knew the course was scorable and that I had to shoot a low score to even have a chance," said Boutier, who hit 14 greens in the bogey-free effort. "Then after No. 18, I had left everything on the course. But a couple of groups were left out there.
"I was expecting to go into a playoff. It was already in my mind having to prepare for that. The fact that neither Jin Young nor Inbee birdied 18 really left me kind of stunned. I’m still a bit surprised about it."

With the win, Boutier matches Patricia Meunier-Lebouc and Anne-Marie Palli for most wins by a French golfer in LPGA Tour history. One of the wins for Palli also happened to be the ShopRite LPGA Classic, as she won the 1992 tournament in a playoff over Laura Davies. Palli cashed a winner’s check of $60,000, while Boutier collected $262,500.

Dates for the 2022 ShopRite Classic are not yet finalized but the tournament might return to its former late May/early June spot. Watch our website for updates.

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