Having reached the final round -17 after the final round of Toto Japan Classic, native Ai Suzuki golfer was satisfied in the journey to find the first trophy at the LPGA Tour.
Suzuki entered the final round at the top of the table with a score of -12, a three-stroke difference from second-ranked opponent Gaby Lopez. The 25-year-old owner of 14 JLPGA cups has maintained this advantage by scoring 67 non-bogey sticks in the last 18 holes.
Through 54 non-bogey pits, Suzuki averaged 241 yards, won the fairway in 10 of the 14 holes, onto the green in 14 of 18 holes and put the ball 27 times. The championship earned Suzuki $ 225,000 and a LPGA Tour membership card.
“I am in a stable state both in form and spirit, hitting hard in the final round. Therefore, I do not have to worry about the other opponents but just focus on the goal of not scoring bogey. thing, I want to record more birdsies in the second half to stay safer. This is my 15th victory but it is special because of the LPGA Tour USA”. Suzuki said after her coronation.
Scoring a score of 67 sticks including a bogey and seven birdies, Kim Hyo Joo finished at -14. This achievement helped her hold the runner-up position, receiving $ 137,000 and was the 12th in the top 10 final in LPGA Tour this year.
Less than three strokes behind runner-up, Lee Minjee held third place at -11, gaining nearly $ 100,000. Last week, the golfer also finished in the top three at the LPGA Tour event held in Taipei.
Jennifer Kupcho and Jin Yan shared the fourth spot with a score of -10, each receiving $ 70,000. The next positions are respectively T6 and T10 with a difference of one stick. The golfer in the T6 group received $ 41,000 while the T10 group received $ 28,000.
After Toto Japan Classic, the top 60 on the Race to the CME Globe chart was closed, with Stacy Lewis being the last to receive the ticket. The 60 golfers will compete for the trophy with the $ 1.5 million championship prize at the closing season of the CME Group Tour Championship starting November 21 at Tiburon Stadium in Florida.