European stalwart Lynn Grant wins first LPGA Tour title but misses ‘top 10’ in Korea

Lynn Grant (SWE), who dominated the European scene last year, has claimed her first victory on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.

Grant carded four birdies and a bogey for a 3-under 68 in the final round of the LPGA Tour’s Dana-Farber Open ($1.75 million purse) at Highland Meadows Golf Club (par 71-6555) in Sylvania, Ohio, USA, on Sunday.

Her final-round total of 21-under-par 263 earned her a three-stroke victory over Alison Cowperz (USA – 18-under-par 266). She earned $2,625,000 for her victory.

Grant, born in 1999, swept the European Ladies European Tour (LET) last year with four wins, winning the rookie of the year and the grand prize.

She also made her LPGA Tour debut last year, but was unable to enter the U.S. mainland because she hadn’t been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and played only six tournaments outside the country.

Grant, who has been playing full-time on the LPGA Tour this season, made her mark on the American scene with her first victory.

He shot a whopping 9-under-par in the last three rounds to quickly move into the lead. Grant, who had already booked her place in the winner’s circle with a six-stroke lead over the second-placed group, added another three under par in the final round.

Corpus, who won the U.S. Women’s Open last week, tried to win for the second week in a row but had to settle for runner-up behind Grant.

Lindsey Duncan (USA – 15-under 269) followed in a share of third place.

South Korean players, who have won the event 12 times in its history, had a poor showing this time around, failing to crack the top 10.

The best finish for the Koreans was a tie for 19th place at 8-under par 276 between Hae-ran Hae (22, Daol Financial Group) and Jeong-5 Lee (35, Bumin Hospital), who are leading the Rookie of the Year race.

Choi Hye-jin (24-LOTTE) followed in a tie for 23rd place at 7-under par 277.

World No. 1 Jin Young Ko (28-Solare) finished in a tie for 26th place at 6-under par 278.

Jeon In-ji (29-KB Financial Group) finished in a tie for 41st place at 3-under par 281.

World No. 3 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 한국야동 finished in a tie for 65th place at 1-over par 285 after a final-round collapse of 7-over par.

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