Jin Young Ko earns first LPGA Tour win

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) South Korean Jin Young Ko overcame a sluggish start to clinch her first LPGA Tour victory at the KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday.

Ko, who had been two strokes in front overnight, bogeyed two of the first three holes at the Ocean Course before carding six birdies for a 68 and an overall 19-under total of 269.

"After I made the two bogeys I had a really long chat with my caddie," Ko said. "He kept reminding me that being nervous was quite natural, that I needed to accept those nerves. I kept reminding myself of that."


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