Yoo Hae-ran tied for second place by 3 strokes in the Founders Cup “It’s a great honor to win in front of a legend”
New rookie Yoo Hae-ran laid the foundation for her first win at the Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) on the LPGA Tour.
In the 3rd round of the tournament held at Upper Montclair CC (par 72, 6536 yards) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 14th, Yoo Hae-ran hit 2 under par 70 with 6 birdies and 4 bogeys, recording a total of 9 under par 207, Angel It was tied for second place with In (USA).
Yoo Hae-ran, who maintained a gap of one stroke from the leader in the first and second rounds, cut 5 strokes that day and took the lead alone with defending champion Lee Min-ji (12 under par, Australia), who was 3 strokes away, but settled in a position where he could turn around and finished the final round. promised Hae-Ran 메이저사이트Yoo chased Lee Min-Ji by one shot, but it was regrettable that he added two bogeys on the 15th and 17th holes (above par 3).
Yoo Hae-ran said, “It was unfortunate that the accuracy of my iron shots dropped a bit in the second half,” and “This course is not a place where you can hit aggressively, so I will have to play smart tomorrow.” Yoo Hae-ran, who competed in the lead for the third time after the LPGA Drive-On Championship (tied for 7th) and the JM Eagle LA Championship (tied for 6th), said, “I was very disappointed with the previous two opportunities, so if I win tomorrow, I will be very honored. It seems. And I think it will be more meaningful because the legendary players are here tomorrow at the last hole.” This event is a celebration of the founders of the LPGA.
World No. 3 Ko Jin-young, who tied for the lead in the second round, shot an even par 72 with 4 birdies and 4 bogeys, and maintained a total of 8 under par 208 strokes to settle into a tie for 4th place. She was 4 strokes behind leader Lee Min-ji, so she was in a position to aim for a come-from-behind victory.
Ko Jin-young, who is aiming for the third championship in this competition following 2019 and 2021, said, “Unlike the last two days, it was difficult to play because the swing tempo did not match. Still, I think I hit it well,” he said. “I will be able to play with more concentration in the last round.”
Kim Se-young recorded 4 birdies without bogey and climbed to 9th place (6 under par 210 strokes). Kim A-rim and Shin Ji-eun tied for 19th (4 under par, 212 strokes), and Choi Hye-jin tied for 25th (3 under par, 213 strokes).
World No. 2 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) reduced two strokes to stay tied for 30th (2 under par 214 strokes), and world No. 1 Nellie Korda (USA) hit 2 over par 146 until the second round and was eliminated from the cut.