Yoo Hae-ran tied for second place in the third round of the JM Eagle LA Championship (total prize money of $3 million) on the LPGA Tour.
Yoo Hae-ran hit a 4 under par 67 in the 3rd round of the tournament held at the Wilshire Country Club (par 71) in Los Angeles, California on the 30th (Korean time).
She recorded 6 birdies and 2 bogeys.
With this, Ran Hae-ran, who scored an interim total of 7 under par 206, jumped into a tie for second place with Hannah Green (Australia).
She shot 9 under par 204, a gap of two strokes from her sole leader, Cheyenne Knight (USA), a gap that could aim for a come-from-behind finish in the final round.
Yoo Hae-ran, who has five wins on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, made her debut on the LPGA Tour this year by passing the qualifying series in December last year in first place.
Yu Hae-ran, who came four competitions ahead of her, her debut, her drive-on championship tie for 7th, is her best result.
Yoo Hae-ran recorded a green hit rate of 67.7% that day.
Yoo Hae-ran said after the game, “I missed the last short putt yesterday and after that, I practiced a lot, so there were few misses today.”
He went on to add that “the 16th hole chip, the birdie, is the most memorable.”
Yoo Hae-ran, who is playing the final round in the championship group, said, “I think I will be a little less nervous because I have experience in the drive-on championship.”
Knight, who recorded one win at the Volunteers of America Classic in October 2019, took the sole lead by reducing four strokes with one eagle and two birdies without a bogey that day.
Gemma Driver (Scotland) was fourth (6 under par, 207 strokes), and Aditi Ashok (India), who had been in the lead until the second round, came down to a tie for fifth place (5 under par, 208 strokes).
World No. 1 Nellie Corda (USA) was tied for 12th (3 under par 210 strokes). 크크크벳
Hyo-joo Kim tied for 24th place (1 under par, 212 strokes), and In-kyung Kim, Eun-hee Ji, and Lee Min-ji (Australia) tied for 31st place (even par 213 strokes) amidst the good performances of Yoo Hae-ran.
World No. 3 Jinyoung Ko lost 4 strokes that day and fell to 53rd place (2 over par 215 strokes).