So yeon Ryu tied for 7th on the LPGA Ascendant… Korea, ‘Irrelevant’ in the last 11 consecutive tournaments


Yoo So-yeon. AP News

Yoo So-yeon (32) tied for 7th on the LPGA Ascendant ($1.7 million in total prize money) on the LPGA Tour.

In the 4th round of the tournament, which ended at the Old American Golf Club (par 71, 6517 yards) in The Colony, Texas, USA on the morning of the 3rd (Korea time) on the morning of the 3rd (Korea time), Only two strokes reduced Yoo So-yeon to four birdies and two bogeys, resulting in a final total of 10 under par 274. tied for 7th place.

The winner was Charlie Hull (England) with a final total of 18-under 266. After winning the CME Group Tour Championship in November 2016, Hull, who won the tour for the second time in six years, was awarded $255,000 (about 360 million won). Lin Shiyu (China) finished second by one stroke, and Lydia Ko (New Zealand) took third on her own with a 16-under 268 stroke.

As a result, the Korean players’ ‘winning drought’ continued for 11 consecutive tournaments. Korean players have not been able to climb to the top of the recent 11 LPGA Tour tournaments since Jeon In-ji (28) won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a major event at the end of June this year.

The recent case of a Korean player failing to win 10 or more consecutive LPGA Tour tournaments is the first in over 8 years since 17 consecutive tournaments between October 2013 and June 2014. The next LPGA Tour event is the Mediheal Championship (total prize money of $1.8 million), held for four days from the 6th.

Reporter Jeong Se-young

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