A-lim Kim (28, Hanwha Q Cells) and Hee-young Yang (34, Woori Financial Group) jointly competed side by side at the Chevron Championship (total prize money of $5.1 million), the first major event of the LPGA tour season. climbed to 4th
Kim A-rim and Yang Hee-young recorded a final total of 8 under par 280 in the final round of the tournament held at The Club at Carleton Woods (par 72, 6824 yards) in Woodland near Houston, Texas on the 24th (Korean time).
They finished the tournament in a tie for fourth place along with Ataya Titikul (Thailand), Albane Valenzuela (Switzerland), and Alien Corpers (USA).
Kim A-lim, who was tied for 6th place until the day before, tied 3 birdies and 3 bogeys in the final 4th round to write an even par 72.
She committed a bogey on hole 2 (par 4), but made up for it with a birdie on hole 3 (par 3), and added birdies on hole 7 (par 3) and hole 9 (par 4) to once rise to the lead.
However, the momentum was not maintained in the second half. After committing a bogey in the 11th hole (par 4), he lost another stroke in the 13th hole (par 5) and moved away from the lead.
Kim A-rim, who won the US Women’s Open as an invited player in 2020 and secured a seed on the LPGA Tour, stood out in a major tournament after a long time and promised the next one.
Yang Hee-young, who was tied for 3rd place, one stroke behind the leading group until the 3rd round, recorded 1 over par 73 with 3 birdies and 4 bogeys.
She was aiming for a come-from-behind victory, but left a regret in the last round.
After committing bogeys on holes 2 (par 4) and 6 (par 4), he recovered with a birdie on hole 9 (par 4), the last hole in the first half.
However, at the start of the second half, he was pushed back, committing consecutive bogies on holes 10 (par 4) and 11 (par 4).
He was satisfied with raising the ranking to a tie for 4th by catching birdies on the 15th hole (par 4) and 18th hole (par 5) at the last minute.
Yang Hee-young, who was aiming for a total of 5 wins on the LPGA Tour in 4 years after Honda Thailand in 2019, was satisfied with playing in a major tournament after a long time.
It is the first time in about six years since Yang Hee-young finished within the top 5 in a major tournament since the 2017 Women’s PGA Championship (tied for 4th place).
The championship went to Lilia Boo (USA). Boo tied with Angel Inn (USA) with a final total of 10 under par 278 strokes and won by catching a birdie in the first hole of the extension.
Boo, who was tied for 11th until the third round, added 4 under par by tying 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the final day of the tournament. While most of the players struggled, they showed outstanding performances and climbed to the top.
As Angel Yin, who had been leading until the previous day, recorded 11 under par through the 15th hole, Boo seemed highly likely to win the runner-up.
However, as Angel Inn made consecutive bogeys in holes 16 (par 4) and 17 (par 3), Boo became the sole leader. Angel Inn caught a birdie on the last 18th hole (par 5) and the match went into overtime.
In the overtime match at the 18th hole, Boo caught a long-distance birdie putt, confirming the dramatic victory and shedding tears.
Having won his first win at Honda Thailand in February, Boo enjoyed his second major title in two months. The winning prize is 765,000 dollars (approximately 1.017 billion won). 먹튀검증
Meanwhile, Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire), ranked third in the world, added 4 under par in the final round and succeeded in entering the Top 10 with a final total of 7 under par and 281 strokes for 9th place.
Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte) lost 2 strokes and finished the tournament in 11th place with a final total of 6 under par and 282 strokes, and Choi Hye-jin (24, Lotte) lost 5 strokes only in the 4th round and finished the tournament in 17th place with a final total of 3 under par and 285 strokes.
Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group), who challenged the ‘Career Grand Slam’ in this tournament, tied for 18th place with a final total of 2 under par 286 strokes.
The big sluggishness of 6 over par on the first day is a disappointing result. Jeon In-gee is challenging herself once again at the Women’s British Open in August.