Thailand has become a new wind to dominate women’s golf. He showed off his potential to win the championship in his first appearance in the national competition.
Thailand won the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown (total prize money of $2 million) held at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California on the 8th (Korean time).
Thailand, who advanced to the final after facing the United States in the semifinals with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss, won all 3 matches against Australia and wore the crown. In the five-day tournament, they played a total of 12 matches and won all but one. 토토사이트
The preliminary round was held as a four-ball match over three days. Thailand, which belongs to Group B, won both matches against Japan on the first day, and took both matches against Korea in the second match. They also won the match against Australia in the 3rd game, and were the only team out of the 8 countries participating in the International Crown to win all 6 preliminary rounds.
Since then, Thailand’s momentum has been unusual. Even in the semi-finals, where only the first and second place in each group gathered, Thailand displayed sharp performance. The Jutanugarn sisters faced Nellie Korda and Daniel Kang (USA) and won by a one-hole margin. Last year, Rookie of the Year Ataya Titikun (Thailand) also defeated Lexi Thompson 3&2. Patty Tawatanakit (Thailand) lost to Lilia Boo (USA) by one hole, the only loss in Thailand.
Thailand, who reached the final with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the semifinals, met Australia again. Thailand, which had won all of its matches against Australia in Group B qualifiers, easily defeated Australia. Titigun faced Steph Kiriaku (Australia) with a score of 4 and 2, and Tawatanagit, who met with Hannah Green (Australia), who recently won the match, won 4 and 3. The Jutanugarn sisters also supported the victory of their juniors by winning 4&3 against Lee Min-ji and Sarah Kemp.
It has been quite some time since Thailand emerged as a sensation in the women’s golf world. Following Tawatanagit, who was the Rookie of the Year in the 2021 season, Titikkun won the Rookie of the Year for the second year in a row in Thailand, and Jarabi Bunchant (USA) and Natakrita Wongtawirap (Thailand) recorded 300 yards as a driver with outstanding long drives. surprised the viewer.
The Jutanugarn sisters, who gave great inspiration to young players, are still alive and well, and large corporations such as Singha in Thailand are also keen to discover promising golfers. With the relatively large number of golf sponsors, more and more people dream of becoming golfers as they can train in a better environment than in the past.
Arya Jutanugarn said, “We’ve been waiting for this event since 2014 and this is our first time participating in it. Finally, we’ve had the fruits of our efforts.” “We are the best team in the world. We can work with any team in the world,” said Tikkun.
“It’s really good for Thailand. There are a lot of new players from Thailand this year. We will continue to grow and be a good inspiration to the young players. We are all proud to give our country everything we have,” Tawatanagit said. did.