Jin Young Ko wins Volunteers of America Classic

South Korean golfer Jin Young Ko received a pair of cowboy boots for winning the Volunteers of America Classic on Sunday.

She won with a 2-under 69. She closed with seven straight pars for a one-shot victory over Matilda Castren of Finland at Old American Golf Club.

“I was thinking these boots is good size for me,” said Ko. “So yeah, I just bought a house and then I want to get new trophy because my old trophies is in Korea but this new one is special.”

In four of her previous five starts on the LPGA Tour this year, Ko failed to finish in the top 10. On Sunday, however, she finished at 16-under 268 for her eighth career LPGA victory a week after dropping to No. 2 in the world.

“I was thinking I had a lot of pressure with the No. 1 ranking,” said Ko “But I made it this week. I’m very happy. I was thinking I couldn’t win this week because like Matilda, she played really well today and yesterday, too.”

Volunteers of America Classic


The Volunteers of America Classic is a women’s professional golf tournament in Texas on the LPGA Tour. It debuted in April 2013 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, northwest of downtown Dallas. (wikipedia)

Nelly Korda


Nelly Korda is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour, where she has won five times. She played on the 2019 Solheim Cup. (wikipedia)



The Ladies Professional Golf Association is an American organization for female golfers. The organization is headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida, (wikipedia)


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