Yang Hee-young, 3rd place at the Chevron Championship 3R… one stroke from the lead

Yang Hee-young, a veteran of the LPGA tour, took the lead in the third round of the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major event of the season, aiming for the championship.

Yang Hee-young hit a 7 under par 65 with 8 birdies and a bogey in the 3rd round of the tournament held at The Club Carleton Woods (par 72, 6,824 yards) in Woodlands, Texas, USA on the 23rd (Korean time). .

Yang Hee-young, who was tied for 25th with a 2-under 142 at the end of the 2nd round, recorded a 9-under 207 until the 3rd round, moving to 3rd place. jumped up.

It is only one stroke away from Allison Cofuz and Angel Inn (above USA), who cut 5 strokes each in the 3rd round and tied for the lead with an interim total of 10 under par 206 strokes.

Yang Hee-young, who debuted on the LPGA tour in 2008 and reached the top three times (2015, 2017, 2019) in the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament alone, and has a total of four wins, including the 2013 Hana Bank Championship, has not won a major tournament.

Ranking second at the US Women’s Open in 2012 and 2015 is the best result in a major tournament to date, and I can aim for my first major championship in this tournament.

When the second round was stopped, Kim A-rim, who was leading with an interim total of 8 under par, was unable to reduce the number of strokes in the third round, and was pushed back to a tie for 6th place (8 under par, 208 strokes), two strokes behind the lead.

Kim Hyo-joo, Choi Hye-jin, and world No. 2 Nellie Corda also made their names on the same ranking as Kim A-lim.

Ji Eun-hee finished the third round with a tie for 13th (5 under par, 211 strokes), and Ko Jin-young, third in the world ranking, tied for 18th (3 under par, 213 strokes).

Jeon In-ji, who lost 6 strokes on the first day but cut 6 strokes in the 2nd round and passed the cut with an even-par tie for 49th, reduced 3 strokes including a hole-in-one on the 17th hole (par 3, 164 yards) in the 3rd round to jump to a tie for 18th.

Chevron, the sponsor, bet 1 million dollars (approximately 1.33 billion won) for the first hole-in-one on the 17th hole of the tournament. 안전놀이터

World No. 1 Lydia Ko did not pass the cut until the second round, finishing in a tie for 80th with a total of 3 over par 147.

Ryu So-yeon (4-over par, 148 strokes), Lee Jung-eun (5-over par, 149 strokes), and Park Seong-hyun (7-over par, 151 strokes) also missed the cut after the second round.