Road Warrior

Jennifer Kupcho posts another overseas top-10 and notches her lowest score on LPGA Tour, relative to par

By Gary Baines – 3/13/2022

For a self-proclaimed “homebody”, Jennifer Kupcho can play some pretty stellar golf overseas.

The Colorado native demonstrated that once again this week in Thailand, where she remained in contention all week and played her final 38 holes bogey-free en route to finishing tied for sixth in the Honda LPGA Thailand, four strokes behind champion Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark.

It marked the 11th top-10 showing on the LPGA Tour for Kupcho, who is still looking for her first LPGA victory. She earned $51,083 on Sunday.

Kupcho, the 2020 CoBank Colorado Women’s Open champion, ended up 22 under par after posting scores of 65-67-67-67. That’s the most under par Kupcho has finished in an LPGA event — by far. Her next-best cumulative total in an LPGA tournament was 17 under at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give last June.

Jennifer Kupcho made an eagle and 24 birdies in Thailand. (Photo: @JenniferKupcho Twitter)

This time around, Kupcho racked up an eagle, 24 birdies and four bogeys.

Out of Kupcho’s 11 top-10 finishes on the LPGA circuit, four have come overseas:

— Sixth in the Honda LPGA Thailand in March 2022

— Third in the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Ireland in July 2021

— Fourth in the TOTO Japan Classic in November 2019

— Second at the Evian Championship in France in July 2019

Overall, regardless of site, Kupcho now owns three second-place finishes on the LPGA Tour, one third, one fourth, one fifth, one sixth, one seventh, one eighth, one ninth and one 10th.

In other words, all that’s missing for the winner of the 2019 Augusta National Women’s Amateur — top-10-wise — is a victory.

For the scores from the Honda LPGA Thailand, CLICK HERE.


(About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for ColoradoGolf.org since 2009. He was voted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. Email: ColoradoGolfJournal@mac.com)