Ariya Jutanugarn, First Thai Golfer to Win the Women’s US Open Golf Tournament

Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn made a surprise at the Women’s US Open Golf tournament held in Alabama in 2018. This title at the same time completes the acquisition of the title of the main golf tournament after winning at the 2016 British Open. This title made Jutanugarn become the first female golfer from Thailand to win the 2016 US Open and British Open. He defeated South Korea’s mainstay Kim Hyo-joo in the playoff to win the title in the tournament the second time he participated. In the meantime, if you also love to visit Thailand, check out the excellent pattaya golf course.

Compete Tightly with Kim Hyo-joo

Ariya Jutanugarn started the US Open Women’s golf tournament quite nicely. With a score of 67-70-67, he was four points ahead of Sarah Jane Smith. On Friday Sunday it seemed as if it was unstoppable. He enlarged the number difference from his opponent and led a seven-stroke after playing on the front side at 4-under par.

However, the 22-year-old golfer had slumped because the ball entered the hazard on the par-10th hole so he got a triple bogey. Kim followed behind by making birdies at 12 and 15 where Jutanugarn actually made a bogey at 12.

A draw is determined after hole 18. Jutanugarn and Kim must share the position of the league leaders with a total score of 277 and 11 below par. This draw requires a playoff to determine the winner of the tournament. In the playoff at Shoal Creek Jutanugarn, it prints par in the fourth additional hole.

The second nine-hole game meant a lot to Jutanugarn because after winning seven shots and ending in a playoff, he had lost hope. However, he still gave his best game on the second nine holes and managed to take advantage of the last chance well.

The golfer, ranked fifth in the world, posted 5 birdies from the first 9 holes. However, 4 shots made it into the 3 holes so he collected a total of 1 over 73. Meanwhile, Kim (Korea) managed to do 5 birdies in 67 free-bogey and ended the match with a score of 11 under.

Jutanugarn won the US Open Princess golf tournament after both drew in two playoff holes.

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