It was a case of so near, yet so far for KLPGA invitee Su Yeon Jang, who was unable to close out a very promising week with a victory, as last day nerves seem to get the better of her on the big stage.
When Jang reflects on the week as a hole, she should be very pleased with her performance and take a lot of confidence into the KLPGA season ahead. A second place finish to back up her fifth here last year is very impressive. She will be very keen on returning here next year for sure.
Alongside Jang in second place, for two years running was In Gee Chun. Her five under final round was never going to threaten Christie Kerr’s lead, but similar to Jang, Chun will leave Hawaii with a lot of positives and next time around, there’s no reason why she can take one step further.
Once again, So Yeon Ryu proved herself to be Ms. Consistent with another strong week. Her sixth place finish means that she hasn’t finished outside the top seven on the LPGA Tour this year. Multiple wins and world number one coming soon? Highly likely.
Leading amateur went to Eun Jeong Seong after she produced a flawless final round to overtake her compatriot Hye Jin Choi. Seong’s eight under included one eagle, six birdies and no dropped shots.
Although Hye Jin Choi was pipped to the amateur title by Seong, she should be very pleased with her performance this week, against a very strong field. Choi and Seong have the potential to be challenging for many professional titles in the years to come.
It’s a week off for the LPGA Tour players, which some will probably use to experience more of Hawaii one would assume…
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