Yang Hee-young (34, Woori Financial Group) is expected to win the first major tournament in her life as she climbed to the top on the third day of the Chevron Championship (total prize money of $5.1 million), the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season. revealed

In the third round of the tournament held at The Club at Carleton Woods (par 72, 6824 yards) in Woodland near Houston, Texas on the 23rd (Korean time)토토사이트, Yang Hee-young tied 8 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 7 under par 65.

Yang Hee-young, who recorded an interim total of 9 under par 207 strokes, tied for third place with Megan Kang (USA) and Alban Valenzuela (Switzerland). She is only one stroke behind Angel In, who tied for the lead with 206 strokes under 10 under par, and Allison Corpus (above USA).

If Yang Hee-young continues her momentum until the 4th round and takes first place, she will reach the top of the LPGA Tour for the first time in about 4 years since winning the Honda LPGA Thailand in January 2019, and will achieve her 5th victory in her career. She will also lift the first major championship trophy of her career.

Yang Hee-young got off to a good start with consecutive birdies on the 3rd hole (par 3) and 4th hole (par 5). Afterwards, she succeeded in 3 consecutive birdies from the 7th hole (par 3) and increased her momentum.

Yang Hee-young, who slowed down with a bogey on the 11th hole (par 4), recorded consecutive birdies on the 13th hole (par 5) and 14th hole (par 4). She then cut her one more stroke on the 18th hole (par 5) and finished the third round in a tie for third place.

Other Korean players also worked hard to make it to the top 10. Kim A-lim (28‧ Hanwha Q Cells), who took the lead the day before, tied 4 birdies, 2 bogeys, and 1 double bogey to hit an even par 72.

Kim A-lim, who recorded an interim total of 8 under par 208 strokes, was tied for 6th place with Kim Hyo-joo (28), Choi Hye-jin (24‧ or more Lotte), and Nellie Koda (USA).

After committing a double bogey in hole 3 (par 3), A-lim Kim lost another stroke in hole 5 (par 4). However, after that, he made up for his previous mistakes by catching four birdies and maintained the lead.

Ji Eun-hee (37, Hanwha Q CELLS), the eldest sister of Korean players, tied for 13th with an interim total of 5 under par and 211 strokes.

Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire), the only Korean player to win the championship this season, and Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group), who took on the Career Grand Slam challenge, tied for 18th with an interim total of 3 under par and 213 strokes.

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