Lilia Boo, the first major queen of the LPGA season… also held a ceremony to get into the lake
Lilia Bu (USA) 안전놀이터won the Chevron Championship, the first major event of the season on the LPGA Tour. At the end of her extension, she defeated Angel Inn (USA) to reach the top of her first major in her career.
In the final round of the tournament held at The Club Carlton Woods Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (par 72) in Woodlands, Texas, USA on the 24th (Korean time), Lilia Boo reduced 4 strokes with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, and tied with Angelin with a total of 10 under par. achieved Then, he recorded a birdie in the first extension held on the 18th hole (par 5) to beat Angel In and win. After winning the Honda LPGA Thailand in February, Lilia Boo, who reached the top for the second time in the season and the second time in her career, received $765,000 in prize money (approximately 1.018 billion won). It is her first major summit.
Lilia’s back heart shone. Lilia Bu, who stayed tied for 11th place, four strokes behind the leader until the third round, calmly reduced the number of strokes in the final round. Lilia Boo, who reduced two strokes in the first nine holes, continued par marches in holes 10 to 16, and took the lead with two birdies in a row at the end of holes 17 and 18. While other championship contenders faltered, Angel India also tied Lilia Bu with a painful birdie on the 18th hole and went into overtime.
The overtime on the 18th hole ended on the first hole. Angel’s second shot fell into the water around the green and the game was virtually decided. On her second shot, Lilia Boo calmly put the ball around the green and recorded a birdie with a 2-putt to secure the victory. Lilia Boo, who won the championship, congratulated herself with tears of emotion as she received congratulations from her colleagues.
Immediately after the victory interview, Lilia Boo and her caddy held a ceremony to get into the lake by falling into the water around the 18th hole green. Since Amy Alcott, who won the competition in 1988, performed a ceremony where she fell into the lake, the lake diving ceremony has become a traditional event for the winners. This year, the venue was moved for the first time, and the tradition of the ceremony was continued as Lilia Boo took a dip in the lake immediately after winning.
Among Korean players, Kim A-rim and Yang Hee-young tied for 4th place with a total of 8 under par, and achieved the best results. Three Korean players finished the tournament in the top 10, with Ko Jin-young tied for ninth place with a 7-under par.