SINGAPORE — Defending champion Jin Young Ko of South Korea closed with a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the LPGA’s Women’s World Championship by two shots.
Ko had a 72-hole total of 17-under 271 to finish two clear of American Nelly Korda, who started the final day two strokes behind Ko at the Sentosa Golf Club.
Korda also shot a 69 to finish with 15-under 273.
Americans Allisen Corpuz (69) and Danielle Kang (68) finished at 14-under, along with Japan’s Ayaka Furue (67) in a tie for third place.
No. 1-ranked Lydia Ko shot 74 and was at 5-under, 12 strokes behind in a tie for 31st.