Sunday Mar 26, 2023

Lopez Threats Lydia Ko in Round 2 of Saudi Tournament

Reporter Gyu-Bin Hong = Gaby Lopez (30, Mexico) threatened Lydia Ko (New Zealand) in the second round of the Ladies’ European Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies’ International (total prize money: $5 million).

Lopez hit a 3 under par 69 on the second day of the tournament held at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,225 yards) in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on the 17th.

With an interim total of 9 under par and 135 strokes, Lopez tied for first place with Aditi Ashok (India) as of 7:00 p.m. Korean time.

Lydia Ko, who just started the second round, is currently recording two pars and one bogey on holes 1 to 3.

Lydia Ko made 8 birdies without a bogey in the first round the previous day and put her name on the top of the leaderboard with 8 under par 64 strokes.

Among the Korean players who finished the second round, Lee So-mi scored 139 strokes at 5 under par, and In-ji Jeon recorded an even par 144 strokes.

Ha Min-song recorded a 4-over par of 148, falling short of the expected cut standard (even par).

The tournament is sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund (PIF), and this year’s total prize money has increased by five times from last year’s ($1 million). 스포츠토토

It is a scale that greatly exceeds the total prize money (usually between 1.5 million and 2 million dollars) of the LPGA.

A total of 17 Korean players on the LPGA Tour and the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour also participated.

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