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Jin Young Ko ties Annika Sorenstam’s sub-70 record in Founders Cup win

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. – Jin Young Ko didn’t only leave New Jersey with her second straight Founders Cup title, but she now shares a record with one of the greats. 

With a final-round 66  at Mountain Ridge Country Club, Ko fought the pressure in the rain to shoot her 14th consecutive sub-70 round, tying Annika’s Sorenstam LPGA record. 

“I got a lot of the pressure on the course,” Ko said after her 10th career win. “I knew I’m defending champion and I knew like 60s score beat Annika’s record and wire to wire.”

This isn’t the first time the world No. 2 shared a record with a legend of the sport. In 2019, Ko tied Tiger Woods’ record of 110 straight bogey-free holes before going on to set a new mark with 114.

Fellow South Korean So Yeon Ryu also had 14 consecutive rounds in the 60s.

Jin Young Ko gets record-breaking, wire-to-wire win at Founders Cup

The 26-year-old Ko, however, wasn’t focused on the records on Sunday. Instead, she targeted merely a bogey-free round. While she fell short of that with a late with a bogey on No. 17, she still accomplished another goal – having fun. Winning certainly helped.

“I just focus [on] myself,” she said, “The other, like Tiger’s or Annika…

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