First competition after marriage. Lydia Ko (26, New Zealand) has become stronger.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko won a come-from-behind victory at 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, 6,256 yards) in Saudi Arabia on the 19th (Korean time) After taking it, he smiled widely.
Lydia Ko, 안전놀이터 who entered the 4th round one stroke behind the leader, tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey on the day, hitting 4 under par 68, and won the championship with a total of 21 under par 267, beating Aditi Ashok (India) by one stroke. $750,000 in prize money (975 million won).
Lydia Ko said in an interview on the Ladies European Tour website after winning the championship, “In the past few months, great things have happened to me and I am always grateful. I don’t know if it’s real or not. I tried to enjoy (this feeling) as much as possible at the golf course,” he said. He also said, “It was difficult because it was the first tournament of the year, but I wasn’t as nervous as I thought. He persevered well until the end,” he encouraged himself.
Last year, Lydia Ko won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year, prize money, and average at bats, becoming the world’s No. 1 player.
Afterwards, she spent a month in New Zealand, combining her honeymoon and winter training.
After reducing one stroke in the first half, he showed off his explosive power by pulling out three birdies in the second half. He took the lead by catching a tricky mid-distance birdie putt on the 17th hole (par 4), where three players were tied for the lead, and did not miss the advantage until the end. This is the 2nd win in the tournament alone.
He said, “I focused on the game because I compete with the best players. He came out with an aggressive mindset,” he explained.
Among domestic players, Yoo Hae-ran (22) tied for ninth with 14 under par and 274 strokes, and Lim Hee-jeong (23) tied for 14th with 11 under par and 277 strokes.