I think we can see where the ladies game is headed. Last year, playing in her first major event, Kim Hyo-joo won the Evian Masters. Other notable luminaries are also lurking close by. Inbee Park is three shots back, needing only a victory here to complete the Grand Slam of major successes. Minjee Lee, the former world No1 amateur and now the highest-ranked Australian professional, is alongside Park, as is Lydia Ko after an up-and-down 72 on Saturday. The European contingent is not faring much better.
Sirak: Team Korea Delights Home Crowds, Wins UL International Crown
Korean Jeon Keeps Tide Rolling at Women’s Amateur
A total of 47 athletes will represent 15 countries, including individual winner Mika Liu of Beverly Hills, Calif. These players are some of the best junior girls in the world and Golf Canada, Golf Ontario and our partners are thrilled to host them in a tournament where they can continue their growth and development. A year-old Fierro claimed a share of 16th last year and is hoping to build upon a season which has included a win at the Mexicana Campeonato Nacional Juvenil. Backman, then 17, earned sixth in and is coming off a third-place finish at the Duke of York Young Champions tournament.
First, Ariya Jutanugarn put Thailand into the finals of the UL International Crown with a dramatic eagle in sudden death and then the Republic of Korea thrilled the massive gallery at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon to deliver the Crown to this golf-passionate country for the first time in truly electric fashion. Four very talented players who felt the weighty expectations of their nation on their shoulders stood shrouded in Korean flags and bathed in the cheers of its adoring fans. Kim said about the raucous atmosphere. The winning point was secured in the penultimate match when Kim halved the 17th hole with Bronte Law of England to guarantee at least a halve of that match.