Kroger Queen City Top Prize of 400 million won
Tied for 5th Im Hyang, first top 10 of the season
Lee Min-ji Lee
Reacts with the winner’s trophy after earning her first win of the season at the Kroger Queen City Championship on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour on Nov. 11.
Australian compatriot Minjee Lee
27, 한국야동 has won her first victory of the season in a playoff at the Kroger Queen City Championship on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
Lee shot a 1-under 71 with three birdies and a double bogey in the final four rounds of the tournament at Kenwood Country Club (par-72) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
With a final total of 16-under-par 272, Lee was tied with Charlie Hull (England) and birdied the second hole of the extra day to end a long battle.
She took home $300,000 (about 400 million won).
Lee, who won the U.S. Women’s Open in June last year, returned to the top of the leaderboard in her 15th start of the year after going winless for a while. 성인웹툰 It was her ninth career LPGA Tour victory.
Lee began the final round with a two-stroke lead and looked to be on her way to victory as she added three birdies on the front nine.
But a double bogey on the par-5 12th halted her momentum and allowed Hull to pull away. Hull reeled off three straight birdies on the 14th through 16th to draw level with Lee.
Both players held on for pars at the 17th and 18th (par-4) to send the match into overtime.
Hull nearly won the first overtime. Her birdie putt from the fringe stopped just short of the hole. “If the ball had spun one more time, Hull would have won,” the LPGA Tour said.
After surviving a close call, Lee hit a fantastic wedge on the second hole of the extra session. He hit a wedge from the rough that left the ball 50 centimeters from the hole and made an easy birdie.
“During the match, I felt like I was going to lose,” said Lee. “I felt like I was going to lose during the match, but I thought, ‘Let’s go all the way,’ and I tried my best until the end,” said Lee.
“I’m going to take a break at home in Australia before competing in tournaments in Asia in October, so today’s win is even sweeter.
Chinese newcomer Yin Ruo Ning
21, finished third (14-under-par 274) and booked the top spot in the world rankings, which will be released this week.
In her second year on Tour, Yin has seven top-10 finishes this season, including wins at the Dio Implants LA Open (April) and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June).
She is only the second Chinese player to be ranked No. 1 in the world after Feng Shanshan (34), who spent 23 weeks at No. 1 in 2017-18.
Among South Koreans
Im Hyang (30) was the best finisher in a tie for fifth (11-under par 277). 19가이드03 It was Lee’s first top-10 finish of the season.