Amy Yang won on the LPGA Tour for the fifth time, but the first time on American soil, at the CME Group Tour Championship. Yang finished at 27-under par to win by 3 shot over Alison Lee and Nasa Hataoka. Yang shot a final round 6-under 66, and claims the $2 million first prize, the largest in women’s golf.
Lilia Vu did what Lilia Vu has been doing all year, win an LPGA event. This time it was at the Annika Driven by Gainsbridge at Pelican, winning by three shots over Alison Lee and Azahara Munoz. Vu finished the tournament at -19, after a final round of 66.
The win is Vu’s fourth of the season, and puts her back at the top of the Rolex Rankings.
Mone Inami won the birdie-fest that was the TOTO Japan Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. Inami finished at -22, one shot ahead of Seon Woo Bae and Shiho Kukaki.
Celine Boutier birdied the NINTH!! playoff hole to win the Maybank Championship over Atthaya Thitikul at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Both Boutier and Thitikul finished regulation play at 21-under par. The win is Boutier’s fourth LPGA Tour title of the season.
Minjee Lee birdied the first playoff hole to win the BMW Ladies Championship over Alison Lee. Minjee Lee shot a final-round 68 to finish at 16-under par at the Seowon Valley Country Club in Korea.
Angel Yin won the Buick LPGA Shanghai over Lilia Vu with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Yin shot a final round 1-under 70 to finish at 14-under par. The win is the first LPGA title for Yin.
Hyo Joo Kim won the Ascendant LPGA Benefitting the Volunteers of America by four shots over Bianca Pagdanganan. Kim finished at 13-under par, winning wire-to-wire at The Colony in Texas.
Hae Ran Ryu shot a final-round 66 to finish at 19-under par and win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship by three shots over Linnea Strom. Ryu is the fifth rookie to win on the LPGA tour this year, and the 10th first time winner.