Lydia Ko (26, Hana Financial Group), a New Zealander who is world number 1 in women’s golf, won the first tournament this year after getting married last December.
Lydia Ko got 1 bogey in the 4th round on the final day of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money: $5 million) held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6256 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 19th. He tied 5 birdies on the 4-under-par 68.
Lydia Go, who recorded a final total of 21 strokes under par 267, defeated Aditya Shock (India) in second place by one stroke and won the championship. The winning prize is $750,000 (approximately 975 million won).
Last year, Lydia Ko, who swept major individual awards such as LPGA Tour Player of the Year, prize money, and average at bats, and regained world No. 1, is the 7th LET champion in her career. Lydia Ko also won the top spot in this competition held in November 2021.
Following the CME Group Tour Championship, the final round of the LPGA Tour 2022 season in November last year, she continued her upward trend by reaching the top in both official competitions she has recently participated in.
After finishing the 2022 season, Lydia Ko, who married Jung Jun, the son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Jeong Tae-young, on December 30 last year, spent a month on a honeymoon trip in New Zealand that also served as battery training. It allowed her to retain the feeling of her peak game.
Lydia Ko, who started the final round in second place, one stroke behind LPGA Tour member Lilia Bu (USA), reduced one stroke in the first half to continue her race for the lead.
Lydia Ko, who tied for the lead with birdies on the 10th hole (par 4) and 13th hole (par 5), made a 5m birdie putt on the 17th hole (par 4) to rise to the sole lead by one shot. 바카라사이트
Ashok, who played earlier, finished the game first, one stroke behind, in second place, while Lydia Ko faced a crisis with a tee shot error on the last hole 18 (par 5). However, after laying up the second shot to the fairway, he did not lose the lead by putting the ball on the green on the third shot and making a par save.
Boo, who fell behind by one stroke, raised the number of victories in the last 18th hole. Hitting the green with the second shot. However, the ball fell short of the green and fell into the pond, losing one stroke. Boo finished the tournament tied for third place with Lexi Thompson (USA) and Manon de Louie (Belgium) (final total 19 under par 269 strokes).
Among Korean players, Yoo Hae-ran (22, Daol Financial Group) recorded the best performance on the day, cutting 5 strokes and tying for 9th place (final total of 14 under par, 274 strokes).
Lim Hee-jung (23, Doosan E&C) tied for 14th (final total of 11 under par, 277 strokes), and Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte) tied for 18th (final total of 10 under par, 278 strokes).
Hong Jung-min (21, CJ OnStyle) and Lee So-mi (24, Daebang Construction) tied for 24th place with Korean-American Daniel Kang (30) (final total of 8 under par 280 strokes), and Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group) tied for 24th place. It was only 32nd place (final total of 7 under par 281 strokes).