Lydia Ko (New Zealand), 스포츠토토world leader in women’s golf, finished in a tie for second place on the second day of the New Year’s Opening Competition.
Lydia Ko finished 3rd in the 2nd round of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International (total prize money of $5 million) held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,225 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 17th. I shot an under par 69.
Lydia Ko recorded 6 birdies and 3 bogeys on the day, tying for 2nd place with Lilla Bu (USA) with an interim total of 11 under par and 133 strokes.
It is two strokes behind the sole leader Aditi Ashok (India).
Compared to the first round, when he drove 8 birdies without a bogey and tied for the lead, this is a somewhat stagnant performance.
Lydia Ko, who got married in December last year, took a break from her honeymoon and winter training, but this competition is her first appearance this year.
Lydia Ko, the winner of this competition in 2021, challenges to regain supremacy in 1 year and 3 months.
As a Korean player, Kim Hyo-joo (28) entered the top 10 with a 7-under-par 137 strokes and a tie for ninth place.
Lim Hee-jeong (23) tied for 13th with 6 under par 138 strokes, and Lee So-mi (24) tied for 17th with 5 under par 139 strokes.
Jeon In-ji (29) is tied for 49th with an even par of 144.
The tournament is sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund (PIF), and this year’s total prize money has increased fivefold from last year’s ($1 million).
It is a scale that greatly exceeds the total prize money (usually 1.5 to 2 million dollars) of the LPGA general tournament.
This is why 17 Korean players on the LPGA Tour and the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour participated, and a total of 11 Korean players passed the cut.