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South Korean , and she said she was starting to feel the effects . Her play dispelled any concerns about her energy level . The most greens she missed in any round came on Sunday , when she missed just four . Her 18-under 280 total , kick-started by an opening-round 63 , propelled her to the wire-to-wire victory , earning her $ 450,000 and pushing her past $ 7 million in career LPGA earnings .
In the final round , played in cold , rainy conditions , Ko shot 66 , her 14th consecutive round in the 60s , tying the LPGA record set by Annika Sorenstam in 2005 and equaled by So Yeon Ryu in
2016 into 2017 . It isn ’ t the first time Ko has found herself in the company of golf ’ s greats in record books . In 2019 , she set a record for consecutive holes without a bogey , playing 114 straight holes at par or better , surpassing Woods ’ record by four .
By hosting an event in which records were set or tied , Mountain Ridge confirmed that it can bring out the best in the most accomplished golfers in the world , a fine testament to the quality of the course . In attendance for the festivities that week honoring the founding of the LPGA was Shirley Spork , one of six inaugural members of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals ’ ( T & CP ) Hall of Fame . A teacher at heart , she was the Western educational director for the National Golf Foundation ( NGF ) for seven years and taught golf in the early 1950s at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green , Ohio . Typical at that time , she spent the summer months competing on the LPGA Tour and the winter months teaching golf in the California desert . Spork finished among the top 10 on the LPGA ’ s money list in 1950 , placing second in the 1962 LPGA Championship and fourth in the Carling Eastern Open that year .
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