Lilia Boo’s first win on the LPGA Tour￼
Lilia Boo (26, USA) won her first championship in 5 years since her debut on the LPGA Tour by performing a double play against Thai players who were trying to win at home. Former world No. 1 Ko Jin-young (28), who shook off the aftereffects of her wrist injury, kicked off her revival by tying for 6th place in her first scramble of the new year.
Lilia Boo, ranked 33rd in the world, took 9 birdies without bogey in the final round of the Honda LPGA Thailand (total prize money: $1.7 million) held at Siam CC Pattaya Old Course (par 72) in Chonburi, Thailand on the 26th, and scored 9 under par and 63 strokes for a total of 22 under par. She recorded 266 strokes, beating Natkrita Wongtawirap (21 under par, 267 strokes, Thailand), who was aiming to win the debut match as an invited player, by one stroke, and won the prize money of 255,000 dollars (approximately 330 million won).
Lilia Boo, who jumped into the professional world in 2019 after winning first place in the US national team and amateur world, went down to the second part tour after missing the cut 8 times in 9 competitions in the first season of the LPGA, then returned in 2022 and finally heard the championship cup. Last week at the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International, where she competed for the championship with Lydia Ko (New Zealand), the world’s No. 1, she drowned her second shot in the last hole and finished third.
She started in a tie for 4th, 6 strokes behind leader Wongta Wilap by 4 strokes, but Lilia Vu horribly reduced her number of strokes and squeezed her lead. Following the birdies on the 1st hole (par 5) and the 3rd hole (par 4), Boo, who succeeded in the first reversal by catching 5 consecutive birdies from the 8th hole (par 3) to the 12th hole (par 3), allowed a joint lead again, but the 15th hole (par 3) In 4), I put an eagle putt into the hole, caught a birdie lightly, took the lead, and kept the lead until the end. 토토사이트
Wongtawi Lap, a long hitter with an average driver shot distance of 290 yards, showed a difficult tee shot and short game, unlike the 3rd round, where he reduced 8 strokes, and lost 1 stroke in the first half, causing a huge defeat. Wongtawi Lap, ranked 470th in the world, who earned a tour card by tying for 28th in the LPGA Q Series at the end of last year, collapsed in front of the regular member who won the LPGA’s first ever debut match.
World No. 4 Ataya Titikun (Thailand), who was aiming for a comeback from 2nd place by 4 strokes, also reduced 4 strokes, but finished in 3rd place (20 under par 268 strokes).
Ko Jin-young finished in a tie for 6th place, up 21 steps from the previous day (tied for 27th), by hitting 8 under par 64 with 1 eagle and 6 birdies without bogey. Ko Jin-young, who recorded a fairway landing rate of 92.8% (13/14) in the final round, a green accuracy rate of 83.3% (15/18), and 28 putts in the final round, said, “I was aiming for a double-digit under par, but it was good to achieve it in the first half. He said, “I have a new feeling ahead of my title defense in Singapore next week, and I want to achieve good results as the defending champion.”
Kim Hyo-joo (28) performed well in the top 4, but committed a double bogey at the last hole and finished in a tie for 10th place (15 under par, 273 strokes).