Kim’s red-hot 64 robs Green of HSBC Women’s title

Hannah Green has secured second place at the HSBC Women’s World Championship finishing a stroke behind eventual leader Hyo Joo Kim in Singapore.

Green carded a 16-under-par to finish just short of the mark with Kim firing a blistering 64 to take the title for her fourth LPGA tour victory and her first since the 2016 Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Hyo Joo Kim Hyo Joo Kim (Credit: LPGA Tour)

Kim became the sixth player from South Korea to lift the HSBC Women’s World Championship trophy.

Green had the chance to take the top spot and was 5-under for the day standing on the 17th tee, however, bogeys on the last two holes on Sunday against a red-hot Kim saw victory slip away.

“I didn’t really feel like I was in it until I holed the shot on 14 [for eagle],” said Green.

“That was a nice way to get my momentum. I made a really good putt on 16 to make birdie, but obviously pretty disappointed to have two 3-putts finishing. I felt a little nerves on the last, which is nice, because I guess having the spectators out there it kind of meant something to me.”

It was Green’s ninth career top-10 finish and the result has moved her to 13th on this season’s Rolex Rankings.

Minjee Lee was the next best of the Australians in a share of 24th position along with Su Oh. Katherine Kirk finished in a share of 28th position to round out the Aussie contingent.

The LPGA Tour moves to Thailand for the Honda LPGA starting 6th May before returning to the US on 20th May for the Pure Silk Championship.