Leading candidates such as Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Lexi Thompson (USA) were eliminated from the preliminaries one after another at the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major event of the LPGA tour season. did.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko was tied for 80th with a median total of 3-over-par 147 as she failed to reduce the number of strokes in the remainder of the second round on the third day of the tournament held at The Club at Carlton Woods (par 72) in Woodlands, Texas, USA on the 23rd (Korean time). recorded and missed the cut. The cutoff standard was 1 over par.
In the second round of the previous day, which was suspended for about two hours due to bad weather, Lydia Ko lost 4 strokes to the 16th hole before sunset and played the remainder of the game at 7:00 am local time, but played bogey and birdies in the 17th and 18th holes. Done. After being disqualified from the preliminaries, Lydia Ko said, “I almost lost my ball and couldn’t play.”
Lydia Ko was unable to attend her in-laws’ wedding to compete in this tournament. Jung Yu-mi, the eldest daughter of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Chung Tae-young, held a wedding ceremony at Myeong-dong Cathedral on the 21st, with only her husband Jung Jun attending. It is the first time since the 2019 AIG Women’s Open that스포츠토토 Lydia Ko has failed to qualify for a major tournament. Also, this Chevron Championship was Lydia Ko’s 6th match this season, and it was the first time she missed the cut this year.
Lexi Thompson (USA) was cut off by one stroke. Thompson recorded an even par in the second round and cut off with a median total of 2 over par 146. It was Thompson’s second tournament this season, but he was eliminated from the preliminary round both times. Thompson competed in the event with an injured right wrist.
Jennifer Cupcho (USA), who was defending her title, also packed up early. Cupcho lost 6 strokes in the second round and was eliminated from the cut with an intermediate total of 6 over par 150, tied for 108th place. Cupcho failed to adapt to the changed competition course, committing a double bogey on hole 10 (par 4) and a triple bogey on hole 15 (par 4).
Grace Kim (Australia), who won the Lotte Championship last week, also lost the cut in a week. Korean-Australian Grace Kim recorded 75 and 73 in the first and second rounds, finishing in a tie for 92nd place with a median total of 4 over par, 148, and missed the cut by three strokes. Grace Kim, who had a chance to play by winning the Lotte Championship, had to pack her bags after committing only three bogeys in the ninth hole in the second half of the second round.
Stacey Lewis (USA), who played in her hometown, also suffered the loss of being eliminated in the preliminaries. Lewis, who was born and raised in Woodland, Texas, where the tournament was held, recorded a 2-over par 74 in the second round and missed the cut with an interim total of 3-over par 147. Lewis had to leave the course alone, despite the enthusiastic support of his family and friends.