(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that Ambassador Lydia Ko captured her second win of 2021 at the Saudi Ladies International on Sunday, including a final round 65 featuring five birdies and an eagle.
The New Zealand star, wearing ECCO BIOM® G3, started her week with a five-under-par 67, followed by a 70 on Friday. Ko then shot a blistering nine-under-par 63 on Saturday to tie the course record, taking a four-shot lead into the final round. On Sunday, Ko shot a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 that featured five birdies and an eagle to finish at 23-under-par, five shots clear of her closest competitor.
“When I was out there, I was just trying to play the best golf that I can. I knew a lot of the top names were playing really well and this is a golf course where there’s a fair amount of birdies, so I was just trying to have my fair share of them.” said Ko. “It helps going into the final round and you have a four-shot cushion. I birdied the first hole, then holed two really good putts for par on two and three and I think that kind of set my momentum. I’m delighted to have won.”
This week’s victory just adds to what has been an incredible year for Lydia, and it has been brilliant to see her winning tournaments across the globe,” said Jesper Thuen, General Manager, ECCO GOLF USA. “We are incredibly excited to see Lydia in the winner’s circle, and we can’t wait to support her as she continues her ascent back to the pinnacle of women’s golf.” added Thuen.
Lydia’s win this week came in the ECCO BIOM® G3, the company’s flagship cleated model that features smooth ECCO performance leather and a waterproof GORE-TEX construction that keeps feet dry and comfortable in all conditions.
The shoe is also highlighted by exceptional support and comfort with ECCO GOLF’s renowned BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® last that combines low-to-the-ground stability with a glove-like fit that is built for natural motion.
In addition to Lydia Ko, ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Caroline Masson, Minjee Lee, Henrik Stenson, Fred Couples, Erik van Rooyen and Thomas Bjørn, among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit golf.ecco.com.
ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.