‘Tae’ wind blows in the LPGA national competition

A typhoon from Thailand, which is shaking the world women’s golf world, swept even the national competition of the LPGA Tour.

Thailand won all three matches, including two single matches and one foursome match, in the final match against Australia at the LPGA Tour Hanwha Life Plus International Crown held at Harding Park TPC (par 72) in San Francisco, California on the 8th (Korean time). . The winning prize is $500,000 ($125,000 per person).

All three matches were complete wins by 4 holes. Ataya Titikkun, who was the first to play a one-on-one single match, succeeded in overtaking Stephanie Kiriaku by 4 holes with 2 holes left. The second runner, Patty Tawatanagit, defeated Hannah Green by a four-hole lead with three holes left. Sisters Moriya and Eriya Jutanugarn, who participated in the final foursome (a method in which two players alternately hit the same ball), overcame Lee Min-jee and Sarah Kemp by a 4-hole lead with 3 holes left.메이저사이트

Thailand, which recently produced LPGA Tour rookies for two consecutive years, such as Tawatanagit and Titikkun, has further solidified its position in the world women’s golf by winning this tournament. Thailand, which came up after defeating the United States in the semifinals, recorded only one loss from the group stage to the final. In particular, the Jutanugarn sisters boasted perfect teamwork, winning all five matches, including three group matches, semi-finals and finals. Titikkun also posted a 5-game winning streak.

Founded in 2014, the competition was held every other year until 2018, but was not held in 2020 due to Corona 19. With the tournament resuming after five years this year, Korea dreamed of winning the tournament for the second time in a row after winning in 2018, but after losing consecutively to Australia and Thailand in the qualifiers, it was eliminated, and then defeated Japan in the last game to save face.

In this tournament, 32 players from 8 countries competed in a four-ball match (a method in which two players play with their own balls, and the better performance is used as the hole score), followed by a group league, semifinals and finals, and a single match for 3rd and 4th place. Two matches and one foursome match determined the winner. In the 3rd and 4th place matches, the USA beat Sweden 2-1.