Marina Alex Comes From Behind and Wins Palos Verdes Championship


Marina Alex started the day 3-shots off the lead, but made six birdies to shoot a 5-under 66 and win the Palos Verdes Championship by a shot over Jin Young Ko (who also shot a final-round 66). Alex finished at 10-under.

Alex finished a few groups ahead of the final group of Lydia Ko and Hannah Green, who finished tied for third and fifth respectively, and the broadcast cut to her waiting outside of the clubhouse for final groups to finish up. During one of their cuts to Alex, they caught her telling someone “I had to go to the bathroom the last two holes”.

As for the LPGA Golf Pool, Judy Wzola was the top-earner for the week with 42 points.

Points for Palos Verdes Championship

1Marina Alex15
2Jin Young Ko10
3Megan Khang9
3Lydia Ko9
5Ryann O'Toole7
5Andrea Lee*7
5Annie Park7
5Hannah Green7
9Ashleigh Buhai3
9Madelen Sagstrom3
9Jasmin Suwannapura3
9Albane Valenzuela3

* indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

Here is Alex talking to the media following the tournament:


During the final round, Lydia Ko required some physical therapy treatment a couple of times to stretch out some issue she was having. After the round, Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz asked Lydia why she needed the treatment and the answer left him speechless.

Here are some final round highlights:

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