South Korean golfer Jin Young Ko has completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.
Ko won by three strokes from compatriot Hyejin Choi, with Australian Hannah Green a further shot back in third place.
Ko took a first-round lead at the Kooyonga Golf Club and never relinquished, carding three-under on Sunday to finish the LPGA Tour event at 14 under.
Ko started the final round with a four-shot buffer from Australia’s Green, who couldn’t make inroads despite shooting three-under.
Green’s compatriot Katherine Kirk posted Sunday’s lowest round, a seven-under 65, to finish fourth at nine-under.
Kirk peeled off four consecutive birdies from the third hole in hot streak.
“It was a little bit unexpected but at the same time, I didn’t make anything the first three days so I guess maybe I was due to make some today,” Kirk said.
“I didn’t expect to have a chance today … the girls were playing well at the top.”
Kirk’s feats came as local Stephanie Na landed a hole-in-one on Sunday.
Adelaide’s Na aced the 150m par-three third hole – the second hole-in-one of the tournament.
But unlike Swede Jenny Haglund, Na won’t win a luxury car as the reward wasn’t on offer at the third hole.
Haglund on Saturday aced the par-three 14th, winning a luxury Genesis car in the process.
Na finished the tournament at three-under while Australia’s top-ranked golfer, world No.17 Minjee Lee, ended at eight-under in a tie for fifth with American Marina Alex.