Veteran Ji-Ae Shin (35-SRB) is tied for third place, the highest finish by a South Korean player, 토토사이트 in the AIG Women’s Open ($9 million purse), her first U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour major in seven years.
Shin carded three birdies and a bogey in the final four rounds of the tournament at Walton Heath Golf Club (Par 72) in Surrey, England, on Sept. 13 (local time) to shoot a 2-under 70.
With a final total of 7-under par 281, Shin finished the tournament in a tie for third place.
Shin has won this event twice before, in 2008 and 2012. However, she hasn’t competed in this event since establishing herself on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour.
This year was her first appearance in the tournament in seven years since 2016, when she tied for 16th, and she showed her resilience by becoming the highest-ranked Korean player.
Shin, who was runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Open in July, showed no signs of rust with a third-place finish.
Shin, who was tied for seventh after three rounds, struggled in the strong winds in the final round.
She made her first bogey on the fourth (par-4) but recovered on the sixth (par-5).
After a few more birdies but no bogeys, Shin moved up the leaderboard with birdies on the 14th (par-4) and 16th (par-5).
“My shots were steady and I had a lot of chances, so it’s unfortunate that my putting didn’t follow suit,” Shin said afterward, “but I can take comfort in the fact that I played steady on this course. I tried my best.”
“It’s been a while since I’ve been on the LPGA Tour and it’s a different atmosphere. “I came to the LPGA Tour with the feeling of a seasonal vacation, but I will work hard when I return to the Japan Tour,” she added.
Kim Hyo-ju (28, South Korea), who was one shot behind the leader in a tie for third after three rounds, faltered in the final round.
Kim faltered with a 2-over 74, combining three birdies and five bogeys on the day.
With a final total of 6-under par 282, Kim finished the tournament in a tie for fourth place with Yang Hee-young (34). It was her seventh top-10 finish of the season, but once again, 스포츠토토 she was unable to achieve her goal of winning.
“I’ve been playing well, but it’s better to be first than to be consistent,” Kim said, adding, “As an athlete, you have to win, so I’ll try to do it next time.”
Hee-young Yang moved up two spots on the day, thanks to five birdies and three bogeys. It was her third top-10 finish of the season.
Lilia Boo (USA) won the tournament. Boo carded six birdies and a bogey on the day to add five more strokes to her total of 14-under-par 274, edging out runner-up Charley Hull (England – 8-under 280). The winner’s check was $1.35 million.
The victory capped a perfect year for Boo, who won her first LPGA Tour title in four years at the Honda Thailand in February, followed by the Chevron Championship, the first major of the season, and the final major of the year.
Boo became the first player to reach the three-win plateau this season and the only player to win two majors, earning her the Rolex Anika Major Award.
Shin Ji-eun (31-Hanwha Q CELLS) and Lee Jeong-six (27-Daebang E&C) finished in a tie for 16th place at 1-under par 287, while Hae-ran Lee (22-DAOL Financial Group) finished in a tie for 21st place at even par 288.
Ko Jin-young (28-Solare) was tied for 30th at 1-over par 289, while Jeon In-ji (29-KB Financial Group), who was chasing a career grand slam at the tournament, was tied for 40th at 3-over par 291.
Meanwhile, South Korean players have finished “uninspired” in five majors this season. It’s the second year since 2021 that South Korea hasn’t won a major. 스포츠토토맨 It hasn’t won a major title since last year’s KPMG Women’s Championship.