SINGAPORE (AP) – Inbee Park held poultry from its last three holes five times on Thursday, the 8- to 64-year-old քում one-time leader at the LPGA Tour HSBC Women’s World Championships at Sentosa Golf Club.
Hee Young Park went off the road to get the eagle to start its nine heads – three of the bird’s last five holes – hit its No. 2 compatriot in the world.
“I hit a lot of greenery և roads, today I left a lot of opportunities,” said Inby Park. “Wonderful day.”
Five players trailed by three points և 67 points tied with third, including British Open Women’s Championship champion Sofia Popov.
Newland’s Lydia Cone, whose victory in Hawaii moved her to No. 7 a week ago, shot 69. World No. 1 Young Yang Ko had 71 և 5 American Daniel Kang – 72.
ANA Inspiration winner Patti Tavatanakit shot at 70. The 21-year-old from Bangkok, who played college golf at UCLA, won the first major championship of the year in his rookie season.
Former Australian PGA champion Hannah Green shot 71 times and now has 13 consecutive rounds. Green was one of three players to shoot in four rounds in Los Angeles last week in the winning round of Canada’s Brooke Henderson.
Reigning champion Sung-hyun Park from 2019 spent a day of oblivion, shooting 78.
Due to COVID-19 epidemic concerns, spectator access to the course is limited. Attributed to COVID-19, Singapore has had only 30 deaths; most of those currently infected are those who arrived from abroad and are in quarantine.
The players had to pass the COVID-19 test before leaving for Singapore.
Next week the tour moves out of Bangkok for the Honda LPGA Thailand in Chonburi. The third tournament scheduled for next week in China was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The current plans are for the LPGA to return to Asia by the end of this year, from mid-October to early November, in four tournaments in Shanghai, Shanghai, Busan, South Korea, Taipei, Taiwan and Shiga. All four tournaments were last played in the same period in 2019.
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