Reporter Hoon Kwon = Lydia Ko (New Zealand), who is a newcomer, has increased her chances of winning the first competition this year.
Lydia Ko, world number one in women’s golf, took 6 strokes in the 3rd round of the Ladies’ European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies’ International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 18th. has reduced
Lydia Ko will enter the final round in second place (17 under par, 199 strokes), one stroke behind leader Lilia Bu (USA).
In the competition to win the final round, weight is placed on Lydia Go, who won 19 wins on the LPGA Tour alone and was named player of the year last year, rather than Boo, who stepped on the professional stage in 2019 and only won 3 wins on the 2nd division tour of the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
Lydia Ko climbed to the top of this competition in 2021 and has a lot of confidence on the course.
Lydia Ko, who got married in December of last year and competed in her first official competition this year after spending the past month in New Zealand combining honeymoon and winter training, has shown no rust in her return to the top after two years. Turned on the lights.
Lydia Ko, who started in the third round with a two-stroke lead over Aditi Ashok (India), who took the lead in the second round, took four consecutive birdies on holes 7-10 and reduced six strokes to the 17th hole to rise to the lead by one stroke.
However, Boo made a long-distance eagle putt in the 18th hole (par 5), and Lydia Ko missed a 3m birdie putt, so she retreated to second place by one stroke.
Boo, who tied an eagle on the 18th hole, 6 birdies, and 1 bogey, and scored 7 under par 65, took the lead with an interim total of 18 under par 198, challenging the first LET championship.
Emily Christine Pettersen (Denmark) and Ashok, the 2020 tournament champions, are tied for third place (16 under par 200 strokes), two strokes behind Bu, aiming for a come-from-behind victory on the final day. 메이저놀이터
Pettersen also hit a 7-under-par 65, such as catching an eagle in the 18th hole (par 5), and Ashok reduced 3 strokes.
It has become difficult for Korean players to win.
Kim Hyo-joo (28) and Yoo Hae-ran (22) tied for 16th place (9 under par, 207 strokes), but they are 9 strokes behind the leader, making it difficult to catch up.
Kim Hyo-joo improved her ranking by reducing two strokes, while Yoo Hae-ran lost two strokes and her ranking went down.
Lee So-mi (24) and Lim Hee-jeong (23) tied for 18th (8 under par, 208 strokes), and Kim A-rim (28) and Seong Yu-jin (23) finished the third round with a tie for 31st (5 under par, 211 strokes).