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Ecco Golf ambassador Lydia Ko wins 17th LPGA Tour title at the Gainbridge LPGA

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that Ambassador Lydia Ko captured her first win of 2022 at the Gainbridge LPGA on Sunday.

Wearing ECCO BIOM® G3 Lydia kicked off her tournament with a blistering nine-under-par 63 on Thursday and led the field from then on. A 72 on Saturday set her up for a calm and collected three-under-par 69 on Sunday to win by one shot.

Lydia Ko — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio — Final Round
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA - JANUARY 30: Lydia Ko of New Zealand poses with the trophy after winning the 2022 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio Golf Club on January 30, 2022 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

“Last year, even though I didn't win on the LPGA at the end of the year, I put myself in contention quite a bit and I think when you keep knocking on the door you feel like at one point it's going to open." said Ko.  “I knew it wasn't going to be easy, especially around a golf course like this. I just continued to stick to my game plan, and I think this kind of – it proves to myself. I think that's the biggest thing.”

“It is brilliant to see Lydia at the top of her game and winning tournaments once again. Lydia is truly one of the world’s best, and this victory is a fantastic way for her to kick off her 2022 season” said Jesper Thuen, General Manager, ECCO GOLF USA. “We are extremely excited to see Lydia on the world stage this year, and we look forward to giving her our continued support.

Ko played in Florida wearing women’s ECCO BIOM® G3, a design which features hard-wearing ECCO YAK leather uppers 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, Henrik Stenson, Fred Couples, Erik van Rooyen, Doc Redman and Thomas Bjørn, among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit

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:, 800.886.3226.

Austin Zehel