|-17 J-Y Ko (Kor); -15 N Korda (US); -14 A Furue (Jpn), D Kang (US), A Corpuz (US); -13 Y Saso (Jpn).|
|Chosen others: -8 G Corridor (Eng); -7 L Maguire (Ire); -6 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); -1 G Dryburgh (Sco)|
South Korea’s Ko Jin-young grew to become the primary participant to retain the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship with a two-shot victory in Singapore.
The world quantity 5, who continues to be battling a wrist damage that badly affected her 2022 season, hit a three-under-par 69 to win on 17 beneath.
Nelly Korda, ranked second on the planet, additionally shot a 69 to complete second.
Fellow People Danielle Kang (68) and Allisen Corpuz (69) had been joint third on 14 beneath with Japan’s Ayaka Furue (67).
Ko, who shot successive 65s in rounds two and three, took a two-shot lead into the ultimate spherical at Sentosa Nation Membership and birdied the primary to increase her benefit and knocked in one other on the fifth.
Korda had three successive birdies from the third gap to shut to inside one however a bogey on the sixth halted her momentum and when Ko birdied the eighth, her lead was again to 3.
She then recovered from a bogey on the eleventh with a birdie on the par-five thirteenth – a gap Korda bogeyed – and completed with 5 pars to shut out a wonderful win.
The previous world primary burst into tears after securing the $270,000 (£224,000) first prize.
“It is an excellent honour to defend this title and I had an excellent week, and a protracted week as effectively, with all of the rain,” she mentioned.
“Earlier than this week I labored actually laborious. I knew I used to be defending so I needed to get yet one more trophy. It paid off and I am actually completely happy.”