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Yang Hee-young, 3rd place at the Chevron Championship 3R… one stroke from the lead

 Heeyoung Yang, a veteran of the LPGA tour, took the lead in the third round of the season’s first major tournament, the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), aiming for the championship.

In the third round of the tournament held on the 23rd (Korean time) at The Club Carleton Woods (par 72, 6,824 yards) in Woodlands, Texas, USA, Yang Hee-young swept 8 birdies and tied a bogey to hit a 7 under par 65.

As the second round was delayed due to bad weather the previous day, many players did not finish until sunset, so the remainder of the game was played. Yang Hee-young, who was tied for 25th with a 2 under par 142 at the end of the second round, recorded a 9 under par 207 until the third round, tied for 3rd. jumped up

It is only one stroke behind Allison Cofuz and Angel Inn (above USA), who cut 5 strokes each in the third round and tied for the lead with an interim total of 10 under par 206 strokes.

Yang Hee-young, who debuted on the LPGA tour in 2008 and reached the top three times (2015, 2017, 2019) in the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament alone, and has a total of four wins, including the 2013 Hana Bank Championship, has not won a major tournament.

Her second place at the US Women’s Open in 2012 and 2015 is her highest performance in a major tournament to date, and she will be able to aim for her first major championship in this tournament.

Hee-Young Yang, who started the game on the first hole that day, terribly reduced the number of strokes by making holes 3-4 and birdies 7-9 in the first half.

The only bogey was recorded on the 11th hole (par 4), but rebounded with consecutive birdies again on the 13th and 14th holes, and one stroke was reduced on the last hole 18 (par 5).

In the third round, Yang Hee-young recorded an average driving distance of 275 yards, kept the fairway 9 times out of 14 holes, and missed only 4 out of 18 greens. The 25 ‘salty putts’ also served as a driving force for propaganda.

When the second안전놀이터 round was stopped, Kim A-rim, who was leading with an interim total of 8 under par, failed to reduce the number of strokes in the third round and was pushed back to a tie for 6th place (8 under par, 208 strokes), two strokes behind the lead.

Kim Hyo-joo, Choi Hye-jin, and world No. 2 Nellie Corda also made their names on the same ranking as Kim A-rim.

Ji Eun-hee finished the third round with a tie for 13th (5 under par, 211 strokes), and Ko Jin-young, third in the world ranking, tied for 18th (3 under par, 213 strokes).

Jeon In-ji, who lost 6 strokes on the first day but cut 6 strokes in the second round and passed the cut in an even-par tie for 49th, reduced 3 strokes, including a hole-in-one on the 17th hole (par 3, 164 yards) in the third round, to jump to a tie for 18th.

Chevron, the sponsor, bet 1 million dollars (approximately 1.33 billion won) for the first hole-in-one on the 17th hole of this tournament.

Brooke Henderson (Canada) tied for 23rd (2 under par, 214 strokes), Georgia Hall (England) and Shibuno Hinako (Japan) tied for 29th (1 under par, 215 strokes), and Choi Woon-jung tied for 36th (even par 216). ride.

Daniel Kang (USA) tied for 42nd (1 over par, 217 strokes), Kim Se-young tied for 50th (2 over par, 218 strokes), Anna Lin was tied for 52nd (3 over par, 219 strokes), Yoo Hae-ran tied for 61st (5 strokes) Over par 221 strokes) to enter the 4th round.

Meanwhile, World No. 1 Lydia Ko did not pass the cut, finishing in a tie for 80th with a total of 3-over-par 147 until the second round.

Ryu So-yeon (4-over par, 148 strokes), Lee Jung-eun (5-over par, 149 strokes), and Park Seong-hyun (7-over par, 151 strokes) also missed the cut after the second round.

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