After the third round was canceled due to rain, the Cambia Portland Classic of the LPGA Tour became a 54-hole shootout. Oh started the third and final round four strokes back to make her breakthrough on the tour.
Without a top 10 finish since their tie for sixth place at the 2020 ISPS HANDA Vic Open, Oh’s round of 3 under 69 on Sunday was only topped by three players, but it wasn’t enough to get two-time major champion Jin Young To curb Ko, her round of 69, delivered a comfortable four-stroke victory lead.
Runner-up at the Kingsmill Championship in her rookie season in 2016 and again twice in 2019 at the Meijer LPGA Classic and ISPS HANDA Vic Open, Oh started her last round on the wrong foot with a bogey at par-5 first.
Birdies on the fourth par 3 and the seventh par 4 brought her back into the red before halftime, but it wasn’t until late in her round that she was able to further reduce the lead with birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.
There was a missed opportunity to get any closer to the par-5 final hole, but the 25-year-old is likely to get back into the top 100 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings due to another near miss.
Katherine Kirk’s tie for 26th place was her best result since May, not least thanks to an ace on the 12th par-3 in the second round on Friday.
Like Oh, Leishman started the final round of the Fortinet Championship in California way back, but finished 14th with 7-under for his round and 15-under overall.
The third round leader, Maverick McNealy, soon rejoined Leishman at the top of the rankings, who despite birdie opportunities on each of his last three holes failed to increase his score.
“I didn’t really have a number in mind to be honest. You just have to get good throws out there, ”said Leishman, who started the day with a tied 26th place before finishing fourth, four strokes behind eventual champion Max Homa.
“If you don’t get good shots, there are bogeys to be made. Obviously, it was planned to be 6-under by 11. Then only the last three holes, a little disappointed.
“Birdie chances on all three holes and couldn’t make any. It would have been nice to put a little more pressure on him. “
With two double bogeys in his 71st round on Friday, Leishman only needed 19 putts through his first 14 holes to take the lead, a hot flatstick, a nice start to the new PGA Tour season.
“When I hit that putt at 13 it looked like it was going in, just the edge shaved. Then made a good 14, ”Leishman mused.
“When you start doing putts like that, it’s fun. It’s fun to play golf like this because you don’t feel like you have to attack too much. You can hit it up to 20 feet and feel like you can do it, which takes a lot of the pressure off your iron game.
“Did a couple of easy strokes earlier in the week, but for the most part it was a solid week.
“It’s nice to go hunting and get the juices flowing. I love that, that’s why we’re doing it. “
For the second straight week, Rod Pampling was in the mix on the Champions Tour before finally finishing two strokes from the Sanford International Playoff, which were also won top 10 finishes by Darren Clarke, fellow countryman John Senden and Steven Alker.
Cambodia Portland Classic
The Oregon Golf Club, West Linn, Oregon
Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain
Winner Jin Young Ko (KOR) 69-67-69-205 US $ 210,000
T2 Su Oh 69-71-69-209 $ 110,744
T26 Katherine Kirk 75-72-69-216 $ 12,194
T57 Hannah Green 73-77-73-223 $ 3,620
MC Gabriela Ruffels 76-76-152
MC Sarah Jane Smith 76-76-152
Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
Winner Max Homa (USA) 67-72-65-65-269 $ 1.26 million
T4 Marc Leishman 69-71-68-65-273 $ 315,000
T36 Aaron Baddeley 71-68-68-74-281 $ 32,608
T64 Cameron Percy 71-69-72-74-286 $ 15,120
MC Lucas Herbert 71-72-143
MC Brett Drewitt 74-72-146
MC Danny Lee 71-76-147
Japan golf tour
Sapporo Golf Club (Wattsu Cse), Hokkaido
Winner Scott Vincent (ZIM) 72-63-69-66-270 ¥ 20m
T13 Dylan Perry 68-68-72-70-278 ¥ 1,853m
T16 Todd Sinnott 73-68-72-66-279 ¥ 1,349m
T32 Anthony Quayle 67-71-74-70-282 yen 571,666
T38 Andrew Evans 70-71-73-69—283 ¥ 460,000
T47 Scott Strange 73-70-71-71—285 ¥ 280,571
MC David Bransdon 75-73-148
Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt, The Netherlands
Winner Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 68-64-61-72-265 € 147,370
T15 Ryan Fox 72-68-69-68-277 € 12,881
T27 Maverick Antcliff 73-67-71-69-280 € 8,921
MC Jake McLeod 70-74-144
MC Josh Geary 71-74-145
MC Elvis Smylie 77-69-146
MC Deyen Lawson 74-74-148
Ladies European Tour
Lacoste Ladies Open de France
Golf du Medoc (Chateaux Cse), Le Pian-Medoc, France
Winner Celine Boutier (FRA) 68-66-68-202 € 45,000
T54 Stephanie Kyriacou 70-72-75-217 € 1,075
T64 Whitney Hillier 72-72-76-220 € 825
Korean PGA tour
2021 DGB financial group Irvine Open
Farmy Hills Country Club, Korea
Winner Sanghyun Park (KOR) 67-65-65-64-261
T12 Junseok Lee 70-68-69-67-274
T42 Wonjoon Lee 67-75-67-74-283
T57 Kevin Chun 73-69-70-77-289
Hopps Open de Provence
Golf International de Pont Royal, Mallemort, France
Winner Alfie Plant (ENG) 68-70-66-67-271 € 32,000
T37 Daniel Hillier 66-73-76-68-283 € 1,320
66 Dimitrios Papadatos 70-71-74-78-293 € 540
MC Blake Windrot 77-72-149
Capitol Hill Golf Club, Prattville, Alabama
Winner Janie Jackson (USA) $ 66-66-132 US 26,250
T55 Robyn Choi 71-74-145 $ 638
MC Stephanie No. 73-73-146
MC Julianne Alvarez 70-80-150
MC Julienne Soo 74-77-151
MC Soo Jin Lee 79-74-153
LET Access series
Lavaux Women’s Open
Golf de Lavaux, Switzerland
Winner Gab’le Macdonald (SCO) 69-71-69-209 € 5,600
T28 Amy Walsh 75-71-73-219 € 504
MC Crystals Blum 73-79-152
Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Winner Darren Clarke (NIR) 63-70-65-198 $ US270,000
Defeated KJ Choi and Steve Flesch on the first playoff hole
T4 Rod Pampling 64-67-69-200 $ 96,300
T7 John Send 67-70-65-202 $ 54,900
T7 Steven Alker 65-70-67-202 $ 54,900
T11 David McKenzie 68-65-70-203 $ 41,400
T49 Mark Hensby 65-71-75-211 $ 5,070
T65 Robert Allenby 72-73-70-215 $ 1,994