LPGA: Leblanc last, Ko champion

LPGA: Leblanc last, Ko champion


While Quebecer Maude-Aimée Leblanc finished dead last on Sunday in Busan, South Korea, New Zealander Lydia Ko delivered the best card of the day, at 65, to win Championship honors women's BMW. 

In his native country, Ko managed to erase a one-shot deficit over Atthaya Thitikul (74), taking advantage in particular of a collapse of the latter. She finally beat her closest pursuer, Andrea Lee (69), by four strokes under a cumulative of 267 (-21).

She thus signs an 18th coronation in the LPGA, she who is only 25 years old.

“I feel so proud to be born in Korea. Because of that, I really wanted to win here, revealed Ko, according to comments reported by the official LPGA website. It's not just a place where I was born, but a lot of my family is still here. This week my loved ones are there, my direct family is there and I wanted to win it for them too. To be able to do that this year in front of a lot of them means a lot.”

After stopping a slide on Saturday with a card of 72 – his best of the tournament – ​​Leblanc (79) has for his hand committed two triple bogeys, adding three more bogeys. She thus finished 77th and last among the competitors having played the entire tournament, 41 strokes behind the winner.