LPGA: Yang wins in Thailand
Korea Republic's Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand by carding a final round four under 68 and set a new tournament record total of 22-under-par at the Siam Country Club in Chonburi on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Yang, who finished five shots ahead of countryman So Yeon Ryu, picked up a winner’s cheque of $240,000.00 for her trouble in claiming the event for the second time in the last three seasons picking up her third career victory.
By sinking her birdie at the final hole, Yang to finish at 22 under, bettering the previous mark by one stroke, which was previously shared by Suzann Pettersen in 2007 and Ai Miyazato in 2010 respectively.
After her victory, Yang said she was thrilled to have won on a course she loves.
"You know, very happy, beyond happy. Wasn't easy with rain delays and 4:00 a.m. wake-up calls two days in a row." Yang said. "But, you know, I stayed really patient out there, did my best, and very happy to win the tournament.
"It's always nice to be back here playing. I love this place. I love people here. And with my parents, spending time with them here, it's just great every time."
Due to the heavy rainstorms in the second round, Yang was forced to complete 31 holes on Saturday and had to finish the third round on Sunday morning by completing five holes before her final round could begin.
Yang's final round consisted of no dropped shots and birdies on the second, seventh, 15th and 18th holes for her final round 68.
Second-placed So also finished her final round with a 68, dropping shots on the 12th and 17th after birdies on the first, second, ninth, tenth, 13th and 18th holes to finish with a total of 17 under.
In third spot was Korea Republic's Sei Young Kim on 15 under.
1. KOR Amy Yang (66, 67, 65, 68) 266. -22 $240,000.00
2. KOR So Yeon Ryu (69, 66, 68, 68) 271. -17 $149,659.00
3. KOR Sei Young Kim (67, 70, 68, 68) 273. -15 $108,567.00
T4. USA Lexi Thompson (68, 70, 70, 67) 275. -13 $68,964.00
T4. KOR In Gee Chun (70, 70, 67, 68) 275. -13 $68,964.00
T4. USA Danielle Kang (68, 69, 70, 68) 275. -13 $68,964.00
7. THA Moriya Jutanugarn (69, 69, 67, 71) 276. -12 $46,295.00
T8. NZ LLydia Ko (70, 71, 68, 68) 277. -11 $33,922.00
T8. KOR Mirim Lee (71, 66, 72, 68) 277. -11 $33,922.00
T8. USA Austin Ernst (71, 68, 69, 69) 277. -11 $33,922.00
T8. ENG Jodi Ewart Shadoff (69, 69, 68, 71) 277. -11 $33,922.00
T8. THA Ariya Jutanugarn (66, 68, 72, 71) 277. -11 $33,922.00
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