AURORA, Ontario -- World No. 1 Jin Young Ko went 72 holes without a bogey and fired a final-round 8-under 64 to capture her fourth LPGA title of 2019 at the CP Women's Open Sunday, Aug. 25.
Ko set a tournament record at 26 under par, besting the previous record by three shots, and beat Denmark's Nicole Broch Larsen by five shots at Magna Golf Club. Broch Larsen shot 69 and finished at 21 under.
Defending champion and Canadian sports hero Brooke Henderson finished with a 69 to finished tied for third place at 19 under with American Lizette Salas, who shot 64.
Ko became the first woman since Inbee Park in 2015 to go bogey-free wire-to-wire and come away with the win. The 24-year-old won three times previously this season: two major championships at the ANA Inspiration in April and the Evian Championship in July, as well as the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in March. She now has six LPGA titles on her resume.
Broch Larsen, the second-round leader and third-round co-leader, briefly jumped out front with a birdie at No. 1, but she saw the lead move out of reach when Ko opened a stretch of four birdies over six holes on Nos. 6-11. Ko sealed the win with another four birdies over her final five holes.
Salas, who started the day tied for eighth place, matched Ko's 64 for the low round of the day. She made nine birdies over 12 holes, but a lone bogey at 17 interrupted her bid for low round of the tournament.
Rounding out the top five were Spain's Carlota Ciganda (67) and Japan's Nasa Hataoka (68), who tied for fifth at 16 under. Finishing tied for seventh at 15 under were Germany's Caroline Masson and American Amy Olson, a former North Dakota State golfer from Oxbow, N.D. Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn shot 69 to finish ninth at 14 under, while China's Yu Liu (69) and Americans Jessica Korda (70) and Angel Yin (70) finished tied for 10th at 13 under
Of note Sunday, three Americans played their way onto the U.S. Solheim Cup team. Brittany Altomare shot 68 on Sunday to finish tied for 13th at 12 under and move into the top eight in Solheim Cup points. Yin's strong finish helped her earn her spot via the Rolex Rankings, as did first-round leader Annie Park, who finished with a 70 to stand tied for 48th at 5 under.
The 2019 Solheim Cup will be held Sept. 13-15 at the PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.