Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour players knelt in front of the sand wind in the desert. On the 18th (local time), in the 3rd round of the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money 5 million dollars), there were no Korean players who won the championship.
Kim Hyo-joo (28), who is active on the LPGA Tour, reduced 2 strokes with 3 birdies and 1 bogey in the third round of the tournament held at the Royal Greens GCC (par 72) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. He finished the game tied for 16th with a 9-under-par 207. Along with Yoo Hae-ran (21), she had the highest performance among Korean players who participated in this tournament, but she was 8 strokes away from the single leader Lilia Boo (USA). 슬롯사이트
KLPGA Tour players Lee So-mi (24) and Lim Hee-jeong (23) also tied for 18th with a mid-point total of 8 under par and 208 strokes. Kim A-lim (28) and Seong Yu-jin (23) are tied for 31st, and Hong Jung-min (21) is tied for 34th, challenging the final round.
Although this tournament is hosted by LET, it has opened the door to outside members while greatly increasing the prize money. As a result, it became a semi-major level tournament in which six of the world’s top 10 players participated. The winning prize alone amounts to 750,000 dollars (approximately 970 million won).
As for Korean players, 6 players active on the LPGA tour and 10 players on the KLPGA tour participated. The challenge of KLPGA Tour players drew great attention even before the tournament. Most of them have little experience participating in overseas tours, but they are talented players who have won more than once in Korea. However, the challenge in an unfamiliar environment was not easy. There were 11 Korean players who succeeded in passing the cut, and only 6 of them were from the KLPGA Tour.