U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA)안전놀이터 Tour rookie Yoo Hae-ran (22‧ Daol Financial Securities) maintained her lead for three days at the Cognizant Founders Cup (total prize money of $3 million) and won her first career victory. are dreaming about
In the third round of the tournament held at the Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72, 6656 yards) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 14th (Korean time), Yoo Hae-ran recorded 4 birdies and 2 bogeys while hitting 2 under par 70.
Yu Hae-ran, who recorded an interim total of 9 under par 207, was tied for second place with Angel Inn (USA). She is three strokes behind “defending champion” Lee Min-ji (Australia), who took the sole lead with a total of 12 under par 204 strokes.
Yoo Hae-ran, who was a rookie of the 2020 Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour and challenged the US stage this season after winning 4 KLPGA tours, has so far participated in 5 tournaments and entered the top 10 twice.
In this competition, Yoo Hae-ran was able to aim for his first win, boasting good condition while consistently leading the way, marking solo 2nd place on the first day and a tie for 3rd place on the second day.
Yoo Hae-ran caught the first birdie in hole 2 (par 5), but made a bogey in hole 3 (par 4). He then succeeded in making consecutive birdies in holes 6 (par 3) and 7 (par 4), but lost another stroke in hole 9 (par 5).
However, in the early part of the second half, Yoo Hae-ran reduced the number of strokes with an elaborate shot. He caught consecutive birdies on the 11th hole (par 4) and 12th hole (par 5), and also succeeded in making a birdie on the 14th hole (par 5), chasing the leader Lee Min-ji by one stroke.
However, in the last 4 holes, it left regret. Yoo Hae-ran finished the 3rd round with 2 under par, losing 2 strokes by bogeying both the 15th hole (par 3) and the 17th hole (par 3).
After the game, Yoo Hae-ran calmly looked back on the third round, saying, “I only remember the bad parts. It’s unfortunate that the iron was inaccurate in the second half.”
On the last day of the tournament, Yoo Hae-ran started in the penultimate group with Ashley Beauhai (USA), aiming for a turnaround.
Yoo Hae-ran said, “The course is difficult, so it is difficult to be aggressive. In the last 4 rounds, I will play smartly.” said.
Other Korean players are also in the top ranks, aiming for a comeback.