Lydia Ko, reserved for winning the first tournament of the new year.. Korean players are sluggish

New Zealand compatriot Lydia Ko (26, Hana Financial Group) took the opportunity to win the first competition of the new year.

Lydia Ko, 메이저놀이터world number one in women’s golf, won the 3rd round of the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of 5 million dollars) held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 72) in Saudi Arabia on the 18th (Korean time) With no bogeys, he narrowed down 6 birdies and shot a 6-under-par 66.

Lydia Ko, who recorded an interim total of 17 under par 199, was in second place alone. It is one stroke away from Lilia Boo (USA), who took the lead by reducing 7 strokes that day.

Lydia Ko, who caught her first birdie on the 5th hole (par 4), gained momentum by making birdies in 4 consecutive holes from the 7th hole (par 4) to the 10th hole (par 4). Afterwards, Lydia Go, who was par-marching in the 6th hole, added a birdie in the 17th hole (par 4).

Lydia Ko said, “I couldn’t reduce the number of strokes in the beginning, but I breathed a sigh of relief when I made a birdie putt on the 5th hole.” The second half of the 9th hole was not very good, but I was able to finish it happily with a birdie on the 17th hole.”

On the other hand, Korean players’ chances of winning were far away. LPGA tour players Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte) and Yoo Hae-ran (21, Daol Financial Group) tied for 16th place (intermediate total, 9 under par, 207 strokes ), KLPGA tour players Lee So-mi (24, Daebang Construction) and Lim Hee-jeong (23, Doosan Construction) was pushed to a tie for 18th place (intermediate sum 8 under par 208 strokes).