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Ayaka Furue Finishes Tied for 3rd at HSBC Women's World Championship

Jin Young Ko wins the tournament by two strokes over Nelly Korda, with Ayaka Furue and two others one shot further back in Singapore.



Ayaka Furue
Ayaka Furue hits a tee shot in the final round of the HSBC Women's World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on March 5. (KYODO)

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Ayaka Furue played four solid rounds of golf at the 15th HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore, finishing in a three-way tie for third place on Sunday, March 5.

Jin Young Ko defended her title in the LPGA Tour event with a 17-under 271. The Korean standout, a former world's top-ranked player, shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to wrap up the victory, her 14th on the LPGA Tour.

"It's a great honor to defend this title again, and this week was too long for me but too great, so I'm so happy," said current world No 5 Ko, who carded back-to-back 65s in the second and third rounds.

Ko added, "Before this week I worked really hard. I knew I was defending so I wanted to get one more trophy. It paid off and I'm really happy."

American world No 2 Nelly Korda, who also shot a 69 in the fourth round, finished a shot off the pace. She was two shots adrift of Ko entering the final round.

Furue and Americans Danielle Kang and Allisen Corpuz all finished at 14-under 274.


Also for Japan, Yuka Saso placed sixth at 13-under 275, while Nasa Hataoka finished tied for 11th (9-under 279).

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Author: Ed Odeven

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