Lydia Ko (New Zealand), the world leader in women’s golf, finished in a tie for second place on the second day of the New Year’s first competition.
Lydia Ko finished 3rd in the 2nd round of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of $5 million) held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,225 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 17th. He shot an under par 69.
Lydia Ko recorded 6 birdies and 3 bogeys on the day and tied for 2nd place with Leela Bu (USA) with an interim total of 11 under par and 133 strokes. He is two strokes behind the sole leader, Aditi Ashok (India).
It is a somewhat stagnant performance compared to the joint lead in the first round by driving 8 birdies without bogey.
Lydia Ko, whom she married last December, has been taking time off from her honeymoon and winter training.안전놀이터 This is her first appearance this year.
Lydia Ko, the winner of this competition in 2021, challenges to regain supremacy in a year and three months.
In addition, as a Korean player, Kim Hyo-joo (28) entered the top 10 with a 7-under-par 137 strokes and a tie for ninth place.
Lim Hee-jeong (23) tied for 13th with a 6-under 138 strokes, and Lee So-mi (24) tied for 17th with a 5-under 139 strokes.
Jeon In-ji (29) is tied for 49th with an even par of 144.
On the other hand, Jeongeun Lee and Yunji Jeong (3 over par, 147 strokes), Minsong Ha and Ayeon Cho (4 over par, 148 strokes), Eunhee Ji (7 over par, 151 strokes), and Gaeun Song (8 over par, 152 strokes) failed to exceed the cutoff standard (1 over par).
The tournament is sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund (PIF), and this year’s total prize money has increased by five times from last year’s ($1 million).
It is a scale that greatly exceeds the total prize money (usually between 1.5 million and 2 million dollars) of the LPGA.
This is why 17 Korean players on the LPGA Tour and the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour participated. There are 11 people who passed the double cut.