Lydia Ko (New Zealand), the world’s No. 1 in women’s golf, won the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies’ International (total prize money of 5 million dollars), her first since marriage.
Lydia Ko took 5 birdies and 1 bogey in the final round of the tournament held at the Royal Greens GCC (par 72) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 19th, and hit 4 under par 68, recording a total of 21 under par 267 over four days, Aditi He won the championship by one stroke over Ashok (20 under par, 268 strokes, India).
Lydia Ko, a ‘new bride’, who married at the end of December last year, spent her honeymoon and won the championship cup and prize money of 750,000 dollars (approximately 970 million won) at the LET competition.
Started in 2nd place in the final round, but
took the lead with a decisive birdie on the 17th hole,
thrilling victory by 1 stroke to Aditi.
Lydia Ko, the winner of this tournament in 2021, missed the opportunity to defend the title last year due to infection with Corona 19, but regained the title in two years. Following 19 victories on the LPGA Tour, she has 7 victories on the LET (one win is duplicated).
Lydia Ko, who started the final round in second place, one stroke behind Lilia Bu (USA), who led the third round, was dragged by two strokes to the 9th hole, but caught a birdie in the 10th hole (par 4) and added the opponent’s bogey, leading the joint lead (interim total). -19). After Lilia Boo made a birdie on the 11th hole (par 3) and ran away, Lydia Go added a birdie on the 13th hole (par 5), achieving her second joint lead (-20).
Lydia Ko made a decisive birdie in the 17th hole (par 3), where three players, including Aditi Ashok (India) from the previous group, tied for the lead. Lydia Ko, who landed her tee shot at a distance of about 4m from the hole in the strong wind of the beach, calmly placed a birdie putt and rose to the lead by one stroke. 바카라
In the last 18th hole (par 5), Lydia Ko sent her tee shot into the rough, but calmly sent her second shot to the fairway to put pressure on her opponent. On the other hand, Lilia Boo, who must catch a birdie, aimed directly at the green with her second shot, but missed the ball into the pond on the left side of the fairway, so she committed a bogey and tied for third place. Aditi Ashok won $450,000 (approximately 580 million won) in prize money as a sole second place, and Lilia Boo, who won three victories in the LPGA 2nd Tour alone, tried to win her first professional championship in the LET competition, but failed to overcome the final hurdle.
World No. 6 Lexi Thompson (USA) cut 6 strokes on the day and tied for 3rd place (19 under par, 269 strokes), and defending champion Georgia Hall (England) finished in 7th place (16 under par, 272 strokes).
Yoo Hae-ran, a rookie on the LPGA Tour, cut 5 strokes with 1 eagle and 3 birdies without a bogey, and tied for 9th with a total of 14 under par 274 strokes, making him the only Korean player to enter the top 10. Lim Hee-jeong tied with Charlie Hull (England) for 14th place (11 under par, 277 strokes), and Kim Hyo-joo, who ranked 9th in the world, finished with Ataya Titikkun (Thailand) and others for 18th place (10 under par, 278 strokes).