In the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season, Kim A-rim (28, Hanwha Q Cells) and Yang Hee-young (34, Woori Financial Group) climbed to fourth place together.
Kim A-rim and Yang Hee-young recorded a final 8 under par 280 at the LPGA Tour Chevron Championship (total prize money of $5.1 million) held at The Club at Carleton Woods (par 72, 6824 yards) in Woodlands, Texas, USA on the 24th (Korean time). . 메이저사이트
The two players finished the tournament in a tie for fourth place along with Ataya Titikkun (Thailand), Alien Corpers (USA), and Albane Valenzuela (Switzerland).
Yang Hee-young, who showed a good performance in the third round with a 7-under-par 65, caught up with the leader by one stroke and raised her dream of winning. However, in the last round, he committed consecutive bogeys in the second half and finished with a 1-over-par 73. Fortunately, he got a birdie at the last minute and climbed to 4th place.
Kim A-lim, who was tied for 6th place the day before, finished the 4th round with an even par 72. A-lim Kim, who was once at the forefront, was unable to achieve her dream of winning as she faltered at the last minute.
After the game, Alim Kim said, “I’m really sorry about the last day. It’s a game that leaves me with regrets because I don’t think I did everything I prepared.” At the same time, he said, “I think it will be a good flow for me, and I will try to grow more with this opportunity.”
Among Korean players, Ko Jin-young, besides the two players, tied for ninth with a 7-under-par 281 strokes and entered the top 10. Kim Hyo-joo (11th), Choi Hye-jin (17th), and Jeon In-ji (tied for 18th) finished the tournament in the top 20.
Meanwhile, this year’s first ‘major queen’ became Lilia Boo (26, USA). Boo tied with Angel (25, USA), who was the leader the day before, with a final 10 under par 278 strokes. Then, in the overtime following the 18th hole, he caught a birdie on the first hole and beat In, who stopped at par, to confirm the championship. Boo, who was tied for 11th until the third round, won his first major tournament title in his career with a come-from-behind victory.