Jutanugarn wins Kingsmill Championship

McIlroy can’t understand ‘why Koepka doesn’t do it more often’

Ariya Jutanugarn won her second successive LPGA Tour tournament as she triumphed at the Kingsmill Championship by one stroke on Sunday. 

Jutanugarn held a one-shot lead heading into the final round and carded a four-under-par 67 to emerge victorious, having won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic earlier this month.

The Thai golfer finished the tournament on 14-under, one clear of of Su Oh in second on 13-under.

Sei Young Kim and Gerina Piller were in a tie for third on 12-under, while world number one Lydia Ko had to settle for a tie for 18th, some eight shots off the pace.

Jutanugarn began her round with a bogey at the second, but quickly bounced back with consecutive birdies at the third and fourth before adding two more birdies at the seven and ninth. The 20-year-old had a quieter back nine, but a lone birdie at the 15th was enough to see her to victory for the second time on the LPGA Tour.

Oh, who fired a six-under-par 65 on Sunday, began her charge on the front nine where she made five birdies, including three in a row from the fifth to seventh. A bogey at the 12th proved a setback in her bid to catch Jutanugarn, and despite concluding her round with two birdies, it was too little too late.

Kim recorded a 66 on Sunday, which saw her make seven birdies and two bogeys, while Piller also registered a 66 which consisted of six birdies and a bogey.

Meanwhile, Ko rounded off her tournament with a two-under-par 69. The New Zealander began by making consecutive birdies at the sixth and seventh. The world number one then stumbled with a bogey at the eighth. On the back nine, the 19-year-old made a lone birdie at the 16th to finish on six-under.

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