Lilia Vu (USA), a descendant of the Vietnamese boat people, won the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major tournament of the LPGA Tour season, after an overtime win.
On the 24th (Korean time), The Club at Carlton Woods in Woodland, Texas, USA (par 72), on the final day of the tournament, hit 4 under par 68 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, with a final total of 10 under par 278. ) and won the championship by catching a birdie in the first hole of the extension. The winning prize was $765,000 (approximately 1.01 billion won).
Boo was played in the 18th hole (par 5) with 166 yards remaining and won the championship. His second shot with a burn iron went over the green, but he sent his third chip shot to the 5m pin and calmly put in a downhill birdie putt. Boo said after the game, “I made a birdie putt confidently and went in. I am so happy.” According to the tradition of the tournament, the caddy enjoyed the victory by jumping into the pond next to the 18th hole.The rich
grandfather, who was born in Los Angeles, California, and majored in political science at UCLA, relied on a boat in 1982 to win communism with his family. A descendant of the ‘Boat People’ who fled Vietnam under the rule, Boo’s parents are both Vietnamese and live in the U.S.
Boo won her second major on the tour following her first tour win at Honda LPGA Thailand in February. Boo was promoted to the LPGA Tour this year after winning three victories on the Symmetra Tour, the second-tier tour last year, winning the money prize and Player of the Year awards.
Unlike Boo, who won the championship, with consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, leading the game to overtime, his opponent, In, took the lead by one stroke and had to give up the lead with consecutive bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes. Fortunately, he finished the game tied for the lead with a birdie on the last hole, but his second shot in overtime fell into the water, and his first chance to win was wasted. 스포츠토토
World No. 2 Nellie Corda (USA) rose to third place alone with a final total of 9 under par 279 thanks to a long-distance eagle putt of over 10m on the 18th hole (par 5).
Kim A-rim exchanged three bogeys with a birdie and recorded an even par, and tied for fourth place with Yang Hee-young, Ataya Titicun (Thailand), and Allison Coopers (USA) with a final total of 8 under par 280 strokes. Kim A-rim made good birdie opportunities in the 16th and 17th holes, but failed to put them in. Titicun was able to join the overtime even if he only recorded a par in the 18th hole, but he made a double bogey by dropping his ball into the water, causing the gallery’s regret.
Ko Jin-young, third in the world rankings, saved 4 strokes thanks to three consecutive birdies on holes 16 to 18, and tied for ninth with a final total of 7 under par 281 strokes. Kim Hyo-joo lost two strokes and finished 11th with a final total of 6 under par 282 strokes.