8 birdies… ‘New bride’ Lydia Ko plays flawlessly in Saudi Arabia

Lydia Go (26, New Zealand, photo), the “World’s No. 1 new bride,” drove 8 under par in her first tournament after getting married.

Lydia Ko caught 8 birdies without bogey in the first round of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money 5 million dollars, about 6.5 billion won) held at the Royal Greens GCC (par 72) in King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia on the 16th. I played flawless play. With an interim total of 8 under par 64, he finished the game tied for the lead with Pazari Anannarukan (Thailand).

Lydia Ko is currently ranked number one in the world. Last year, she won three times on the LPGA Tour. He also won the Player of the Year award and the Bear Trophy, given to the player with the fewest strokes.

Lydia Ko, who married Jeong Jun, son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young, at the end of last year, started her season with this tournament. Lydia Ko said after the game that day, “I am happy that I scored under par for the first time after getting married.” That allowed her to switch to practice mode quickly,” she said. He played eight rounds in two weeks, and even recorded a hole-in-one. 먹튀검증

Although Saudi Ladies International is an LET event, only 60 tour members participated. The rest was filled with 10 invited players and 50 non-members ranked in the world’s top 300. With the support of the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Wealth Fund (PIF), the total prize money has grown five times compared to last year. Thanks to that, 15 of the world’s top 30 players participated, and 10 Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour players also participated.

Six KLPGA tour players proved their global competitiveness by recording under par. Hong Jung-min (21) caught 7 birdies without a bogey and finished the game in a tie for 3rd place with 7 under par and 65 strokes. Lim Hee-jeong (23), who made her first appearance wearing a Doosan E&C hat, finished the first round in a tie for 6th place with Gaby Lopez (30, Mexico) with a 6 under par and 66 strokes. Lim Jin-hee (25), Jung Yun-ji (23), and Lee So-mi (24) finished the first round with a 3 under par 69, and Hwang Jung-mi (24) hit a 2 under par 70.

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