Dana Open presented by Marathon
Highland Meadows Golf Club| Sylvania, Ohio| Sept. 1-4, 2022
Sept. 3, 2022
Course Setup: 34-37—71, 6,454 yards
Scoring Averages: R1 – 70.960; R2 – 70.612; R3 – 69.013
Weather: Partly cloudy skies this morning giving way to increasing clouds throughout the afternoon; temperatures peaking in the mid-80s this afternoon with peak winds SW around 6-12 mph
FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS
Lydia Ko MNZM (born 24 April 1997) is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer. A former No. 1-ranked woman professional golfer, she achieved the top ranking on 2 February 2015 at 17 years, 9 months and 9 days of age, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf.
Ko had much success from an early age holding many youngest accolades on the LPGA Tour. Until 2017, she was the youngest person (age 14) to win a professional golf tour event, and is the youngest ever (age 15) to win an LPGA Tour event. In August 2013, she became the only amateur to win two LPGA Tour events. Upon winning The Evian Championship in France on 13 September 2015, she became the youngest woman, at age 18 years, 4 months and 20 days, to win a major championship. Her closing round of 63 was a record lowest final round in the history of women’s golf majors, but she lowered that record with a 62 at the 2021 ANA Inspiration. She had previously won the ANA Inspiration on 3 April 2016 for her second consecutive major championship, where she also became the youngest player to win two women’s major championships. Since turning professional in 2014, Ko has won 15 tournaments.
In 2014, Ko was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. In both 2014 and 2015, Ko was named in the EspnW Impact25 list of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the greatest impact for women in sports.
Ko secured her 17th LPGA win on 30 January at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, beating longtime friend Danielle Kang by one stroke, 274 (14 under par) to Kang’s 275 in a back-and-forth lead in the fourth round that had Ko take the lead with a birdie on the 15th, each birdied the 16th, then pars on both the 17th and 18th. The 17th win ranked her tied for 32nd on the career wins list. With the $300,000 earned, she jumped from 10th to 9th in the all-time LPGA winnings with $12,668,796. She earned $37,842 in a tie for 10th place in the first tournament of the year the previous week.
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