So Yeon Ryu is the brightest star on a South Korean golf Rota that has over its share of them, as she stood on the 18th green saturated in Champagne, taking a trophy and wearing a mile-wide smile.
The 21-year-old succeeded the U.S. Women’s Open on Monday, first with a birdie on No. 18 that tied her with Korean opponent Hee Kyung Seo, after that with a shot creating clinic over a three-hole playoff to hit Seo by three shots.
It was the newest and most forceful declaration concerning the pecking order of golf for women in South Korea, where the sports stars turn into the icons of the country and Se
Ri Pak is by now a legend at the age of 33.
Ryu said, “When I started golf, Se Ri Pak won the U.S. Women’s Open tournament, so this tournament is really special for me.”
Ryu played the three-hole playoff in 2-under parity beginning on the 16th hole, all but sealing it when she hit three great shots to the green on the par-5 17th and made the putt for a birdie as Seo drove into a dugout and had to mix up for bogey.
Ryu hit her approach on 18 to four feet for one more birdie, which flashed a Champagne-spraying celebration on the 18th green. Pak was among the South Korean reliant that ran out to drench Ryu her flame in the dim orange shirt and cap.
Wonderful as the time, it was the birdie Ryu completed on 18 around an hour prior that was the significant time of the tournament.
Trailing by one to a challenger who had shut out her round before dimness stopped play the former night, Ryu stood after her ball in the fairway, examined her 6-iron to her nose, after that closed one eye to get dead plan at the 170- yard shot. She describes the shot ascending, over the lake and landed the ball six feet from the hole. She banged the putt into a tie. She finished up with two birdies in the span of an hour on a hone that gave way just 28 over five days.
Ryu succeeded on a 7,000 yard Broadmoor course strike by storms each day, rotating it into a try of patience for several players and a infrequent series of starts and ends for others.