Thailand managed to win its first championship in the women’s national golf competition, Hanwha LifePlus International Crown, beating Australia with ease.
Thailand, consisting of sisters Moriya-Ariya Jutanugarn, Patty Tabathanakit, and Ataya Tikkun, played two single match plays and two matches in the finals of the tournament held at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California, USA on the 8th (Korean time). They reached the top by winning all three matches, including one foursome match. Thailand, which placed 5th in the inaugural competition in 2014, 7th in the 2016 competition and 4th in the 2018 competition, reached the top for the first time in 5 years. Thailand took 400,000 dollars (approximately 520 million won) in prize money.
Thailand, who won all six matches in Group B and advanced to the semifinals as the top team in Group B, defeated the United States 2-1 in the semifinals. In the semi-finals, which consisted of one foursome match and two single match play matches in which one ball was alternately hit, Thailand’s Ataya Titikkun defeated Lexi Thompson by a three-hole lead, and the Jutanugarn sisters defeated Nellie Korda-Daniel Kang by a one-hole lead. won In the US, Lilia Boo beat Patty Tabatanakit by one hole, but it was not enough.
Australia, who defeated Sweden completely,바카라사이트 and Thailand, who met in the final, achieved easy victories in all three matches. Titikkun defeated Stephanie Kiriacow by a 4-hole lead, and Tabatanakit also secured the championship early with a 4-hole victory over Hannah Green. Then, the Jutanugarn sisters smiled broadly as they won by 4 holes leaving Lee Min-jee and Sarah Kemp with 3 holes left.
Meanwhile, in the 3rd and 4th place match, the USA defeated Sweden 2-1 to rise to 3rd place. In singles match play, USA lost Lilia Bouga to Madeleine Sakstrom by 5 holes, but Lexi Thompson beat Maya Stark by 3 holes to tie the game. In the foursome match, Nellie Korda and Daniel Kang defeated Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Headwall by one hole to secure victory.