Yang Hee-young, 4th place in the 2nd round of the European Women’s Golf Tour Saudi Tournament Ji-ae Shin 59th

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Yang Hee-young continued her competition for the championship by jumping to a tie for 4th place on the second day of the Women’s European Golf Tour (LET) tournament being held in Saudi Arabia.

Yang Hee-young recorded 5 birdies and 3 bogeys in the second round of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of $5 million) held at Riyadh Golf Club (par 72, 6,735 yards) in Saudi Arabia on the 16th (local time), hitting 2 under par 70. hit .

Yang Hee-young, who was tied for 8th place with 2 under par in the first round, recorded a midterm total of 4 under par and 140 strokes, jumping to tied 4th place.

He is 4 strokes behind Patty Tawatanakat (Thailand), who maintained the sole lead.

Yang Hee-young, currently ranked 15th in the world, is in a position to challenge for a spot at the Paris Olympics to be held this summer.

Up to four players from one country can participate in women’s golf at the Paris Olympics if they are ranked within the top 15 in the world rankings as of June 24.If you want to qualify for the Olympics, your performance in the first half of this year is important.

Yang Hee-young tied for 22nd at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions last month, the opening game of the 2024 season of the LPGA Tour, and missed the cut at the Drive-On Championship, but is looking for a rebound in this tournament.

Seong Yu-jin, a rookie on this year’s LPGA Tour, reduced 3 strokes on this day to tie for 17th place (1 under par, 143 strokes) with Carlota Ciganda (Spain) and Moriya Jutanugarn (Thailand), and Somi Lee tied for 28th place with Yuka Saso (Japan). It was ranked above (even par, 144 strokes).

On the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, last year’s Rookie of the Year Minbyul Kim finished the second round in a tie for 36th place (1 over par, 145 strokes) with Lexi Thompson (USA), and this season’s LET full seed holder Hong Jeongmin finished in a tie for 46th place (1 over par, 145 strokes). ride.

Veteran Shin Ji-ae, who is currently ranked 16th in the world and has not hidden her intention to participate in the Olympics, lost 3 strokes in the second round and slipped to a tie for 59th place (3 over par, 147 strokes) and barely made the cut.

LPGA Tour rookie Jinhee Lim finished tied for 66th (4 over par, 148 strokes) and missed the cut.

The Aramco Saudi Ladies International is a competition sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), and last year, Lydia Go (New Zealand) took the top spot.Lydia Go did not compete this year. 성인웹툰

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