Korean very first to bag 3 LPGA Thailand titles

Amy Yang presents with the prize after winning her 3rd Honda LPGA Thailand title at the Siam Nation Club Pattaya Old Course. PR

Pattaya: South Korea’s Amy Yang finished a hat-trick of wins at the Honda LPGA Thailand with a one-stroke success over Australian Minjee Lee in an amazing surface at the Siam Nation Club Pattaya Old Course in Chon Buri the other day.

Yang’s success decreased to the last shot on the last hole of the day as she putted for a birdie and after that needed to wait as Lee chose an eagle, which would have required a play-off.

Regrettably for Lee, her long eagle putt rested on the edge of the hole and declined to drop as the big crowd held its breath, and after that blurt a big cheer to commemorate Yang’s success.

Lee then tapped in for a birdie to leave her one shot behind Yang and offer her a well-deserved 2nd location.

Yang has actually won in Thailand in 2015, 2017 and 2019, ending up being the very first gamer to win in the Kingdom 3 times.

The 22-year-old South Korean’s 4th LPGA Trip success the other day brought along the US$ 240,000 winner’s cheque and moved her to 22nd put on the All-Time LPGA Cash List with $8,884,322 in profession incomes.

” This is extremely unique for me. I like concerning Thailand,” she stated after her success. “I enjoy it a lot here, which’s practical. I was extremely worried out there, however I kept informing myself to be client. The heat was a difficulty, however like everyone else, I simply consumed a great deal of water and attempted to remain hydrated.”

The 22-year-old Lee, ranked seventh, knocked in 6 birdies and had just one bogey in her last round. She had actually been chasing her 5th LPGA Trip success and remained in contention right as much as her swan song.

It was a somewhat frustrating surface for Thai stars Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, who ended the competition as the very best of the 8 regional gamers in the field. Moriya completed incorporated 10th location and Ariya was alone in 14th area. Moriya carded an 11-under 277 after a last round that consisted of 3 birdies and no bogeys.

Ariya signed for a 10-under 278 overall and her last round consisted of 4 birdies and 2 bogeys.

Substantial crowds of fans followed the siblings around the course, even when a short shower of rain cooled things off as they played the last hole.

Little separated the group of leaders throughout the last day’s play. The very first half of the last round was a see-sawing fight for the lead amongst Yang, Lee and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda, with in-form American Nelly Korda just a number of shots behind.

Ciganda, 28, ranked 16th worldwide, came out of the blocks shooting and began her last round with an eagle followed by 2 birdies.

With just 4 holes to play, 3 were connected for the lead on 20 under– Yang, Ciganda and Lee– to establish the nail-biting surface. Ciganda scored an eagle on the 15th to offer her a share of the lead and ended the round in 3rd location with 20 under.

The next finest Thai finisher was Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, who ended in connected 29th location with a five-under 283. Amateur Atthaya Thitikul, who turned 16 on Wednesday, completed on even-par in 54th location.

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