Overview of 2016 World Ladies Championship
World No.35 Lee Jung-Min of South Korea stormed to her eighth career title with a one stroke victory over compatriots Lee Seung-Hyun, Kim Bo-Kyung and Ji Han Sol in the World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills Resort Dongguan in China. Despite dropping two strokes in the last three holes, eight birdies in a final round 66 was just enough for Lee to hold on as her closest challengers all blew their chances in damp and testing conditions on the Olazabal Course. There was double cause for celebration as Lee also won the concurrent team competition with partner Ko Jin-Young. An aggregate score of 12-under-par put the South Korean pair 15 strokes ahead of the French duo Gwladys Nocera and Céline Herbin, with Chinese Taipei duo Lin Tzi-Chi and Kuo Ai-Chen five strokes further behind in third.
About the World Ladies Championship
The World Ladies Championship is a premier tournament and in 2016, offered a 33 per cent increase in the prize purse to US$800,000. In other developments, the 2016 championship was sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour [LET], the China LPGA Tour and also the Korean LPGA for the first time. After four years at Mission Hills Haikou, the fifth edition of the championship switched to the Mission Hills Dongguan site in close proximity to Hong Kong.