Golf

Ko makes LPGA breakthrough

South Korean Ko Jin Young secured her first US LPGA Tour victory yesterday, pipping world No. 2 and compatriot Park Sung Hyun by two shots to win the KEB Hana Bank Championship.

Ko, who entered the final round with a two-shot lead, bogeyed two of her first three holes but recovered to fire a four-under 68.

The nine-time winner on the local KLPGA Tour gained five shots in an eight-hole stretch from the fifth before posting a 19-under total of 269 at the SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon. - AFP