Veteran Shin Ji-ae ranked third alone at the AIG Women’s Open (total prize money of 9 million dollars), the last major event of the LPGA tour season.
On the final day of the tournament held at Walton Heath Golf Club (par 72, 6713 yards) in Surrey, near London, on the 13th (local time), Shin Ji-ae scored a 2-under-par 70 with 3 birdies and 1 bogey, and finished with a final total of 7-under-par 281, a solo 3. recorded above. Her third-place prize was $600,106 (approximately 800 million won).스포츠토토
Ji-ae Shin’s third place at the event follows her US Women’s Open runner-up last month, the best performance by a Korean player at a major event on the LPGA Tour this season. Korean players were undefeated in the five major tournaments this season. Last year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship win by Jeon In-gee was her last major win.
For Shin Ji-ae, putting was disappointing. Shin Ji-ae, who changed her putter before the final round, failed to take advantage of the decisive birdie opportunity, as her putt count reached 30 contrary to her expectations. After the match, Shin Ji-ae said, “I played my shots stably and created many chances. It’s a pity that she couldn’t keep up with her putting, but she seems to be able to take comfort in the fact that she has such a stable play on this course. I wish she had taken many chances, but she gave her best,” she said.
The victory went to 25-year-old Lilia Boo (USA), a descendant of the Boat People. On the last day, Boo reduced 5 more strokes with 6 birdies and 1 bogey, and with a final total of 14 under par 274 strokes, he beat second place Charlie Hull (England) by 6 strokes. Boo, who won his first tour win at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, won another major this season following his season’s first major, the Chevron Championship, and rose to No. 1 in the world rankings. The winning prize was 1.35 million dollars (approximately 1.8 billion won), and the Annika Major Award, which is given to the player with the best performance in a major tournament, was also won.
Kim Hyo-joo and Yang Hee-young recorded a final total of 6 under par 282 strokes side by side, finishing the tournament in a tie for 4th place. Kim Hyo-joo, who lost two strokes with three birdies and five bogeys, said, “Today was the most regretful round of the four days. He continued to have a good feeling of putting, but today the feeling of putting is not good, so that part is also regrettable.” I will try my best to win next time.”
Allison Coffuz (USA), the US Women’s Open champion, also tied for 6th place along with Ally Ewing and Angel Inn (USA). Nellie Korda (USA), who lost the world No. 1 ranking, tied for 11th with a final total of 2 under par 286 strokes.
Celine Boutier (France), who challenged to win the championship for three consecutive weeks, took 4 birdies without a bogey on the last day and tied for 16th place with Shin Ji-eun and Lee Jung-eun 6 with a final total of 1 under par 287 strokes. Ko Jin-young lost 2 strokes each in the 3rd and 4th rounds, finishing tied for 30th with a final total of 1 over par 289.