Hyo Joo Kim Wins LOTTE Championship


Hyo Joo Kim won the LOTTE Championship by two-shots over Hinako Shibuno.  This was Kim’s fifth LPGA Tour win. Kim bogeyed the 17th, allowing Shibuno to get within one-shot of the lead, but then birdied the final hole to seal the win.


The LOTTE Championship has its own victory celebration tradition:

In the LPGA Pool, Tim Powell and Rick Pero were the top point-earners for the week, with 30 points.

Points for LOTTE Championship

1Hyo Joo Kim15
2Hinako Shibuno*10
3Hye-Jin Choi9
4Ashleigh Buhai8
5Somi Lee*7
6Atthaya Thitikul6
6Gerina Mendoza6
6Ryann O'Toole6
6Na Rin An6
10Brittany Altomare2
10Celine Boutier2

* denotes not part of the LPGA Golf Pool

It seemed like there was always a steady wind, and during the coverage, the broadcast crew discussed Shibuno’s approach to playing in the wind:

Here are highlights of the final round:


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