Posted by: happyfan08 | September 13, 2009

KLPGA: LG Electronics Women’s Open Rd 3

Going into the final round of the LG Electronics Ladies Open, Ji Na Lim clung onto a one shot lead over superstar Hee Kyung Seo, a two shot lead over superstar Sun Ju Ahn, and a three shot lead over yet another superstar, Ha Neul Kim.  Could she beat all three of these gifted players and collect the win?

Another star who still had an outside chance at the win was the KLPGA’s number one player, So Yeon Ryu.  Ryu recently had a streak of three straight wins broken, and was only five shots back to start the day.  But not much went right for the teen sensation on this day, and she shot a lackluster 76 to fade to 4 over total and a finish outside the top 20.

With Ryu out of the way, the tournament came down to the women who were in the top 4 to start the round.  Lim certainly did her part, going out in 2 under to move to 7 under total.  But Ha Neul Kim was on fire, making four birdies and a double bogey to get to 4 under, three back.  Sun Ju Ahn and Hee Kyung Seo were also at 4 under at the turn.

Ji Na Lim

Ji Na Lim

On the back nine, it was Hee Kyung who stumbled first.  The eight time tour winner made three straight bogies starting at the 11th hole and was not a factor again.

Hee Kyung Seo

Hee Kyung Seo

Lim, meanwhile, birdied the 12th hole to move to 8 under.  Ha Neul cut the lead to three again with a birdie on 14.  But she then made two bogies in her final four holes to fall to her final place at 3 under.  A good finish for the struggling star, but not a win.

Ha Neul Kim

Ha Neul Kim

That left just Sun Ju Ahn, the league’s third ranked player.  But Big Mama was not making birdies, and a bogey on 17 knocked her down to a tie for second with Kim. 

Sun Ju Ahn

Sun Ju Ahn

Lim, meanwhile, continued to cruise, and when she made birdie on 17, she increased her lead to six shots, her final margin of victory.

Ji Na gets a bath to celebrate her win

Ji Na gets a bath to celebrate her win

Congratulations to Ji Na Lim, who managed to defeat three KLPGA superstars in pitched battle to get the win, and almost made it look easy!  Is this the start of something big for her?  Time will tell, but hopefully she will savor her win in the meantime.

Ji Na Lim

Ji Na Lim

Scores:
1. Ji Na Lim 69-70-68 -9
2. Sun Ju Ahn 70-71-72 -3
Ha Neul Kim 72-70-71 -3
4. Yoon Hee Jo 74-69-71 -2
5. Ye Na Jung 73-72-71 Even
Eum Ji Kang 70-77-69 Even
Ran Hong 71-72-73 Even
Hee Kyung Seo 69-71-76 Even

Notables:
9. Bobea Park 69-74-74 +1
Bo Mee Lee 73-72-72 +1
12. Bo Mi Suh 69-77-72 +2
Da Na Kang (R) 72-72-74 +2
20. Seon Hwa Lee 2 (R) 72-79-68 +3
24. So Yeon Ryu 72-72-76 +4
26. Anna Oh 69-76-76 +5
Young Ran Jo 75-73-73 +5
Shin Ae Ahn (R) 72-77-72 +5
35. Soo Jin Yang (R) 72-74-76 +6
40. He Yong Choi 74-73-76 +7
45. Bo Kyung Kim 74-75-75 +8
50. Hyun Hee Moon 72-77-75 +9
57. Soo Young Moon 76-74-77 +11

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Responses

  1. Wow, big win for Lim. Wondering if she’s related to the JLPGA’s Eun-A Lim….


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