Shin Ji-ae, tied for lead in 3rd round of Australian Women’s Golf Big Open Yoon Ina ranked 13th
Shin Ji-ae tied for the lead in the third round of the Women’s Professional Golf Australia (WPGA) Tour Big Open (total prize money of 420,000 Australian dollars, approximately 360 million won).
Ji-ae Shin hit 4 under par 68 with 4 birdies, 1 eagle, and 2 bogeys in the 3rd round on the 3rd day of the tournament held at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links Beach Course (par 72, 5,660m) in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia on the 3rd.
Shin Ji-ae, who recorded a total of 8 under par and 209 strokes over the three days, began the final round on the 4th in a joint lead with Charis Davidson (Australia).
Ji-ae Shin was the champion of this competition last year and is aiming for her second consecutive victory.
Shin Ji-ae, who is aiming to participate in this year’s Paris Olympics, is currently ranked 15th in the women’s golf world rankings.
Up to four players from one country can participate in women’s golf at the Paris Olympics if they are ranked within the top 15 in the world rankings as of June 24.
Currently, there are three Korean players in the top 15: Ko Jin-young (6th), Kim Hyo-joo (8th), and Shin Ji-ae, followed by Yang Hee-young (16th) and Yu Hae-ran (30th).
Shin Ji-ae must remain in the top 15 by the ranking date to be eligible for the Olympics.
Minah Yoon, who was tied for first place in the second round, hit even par and recorded 7 under par 210 strokes on this day, finishing the third round in a tie for third place with Jennifer Jang (USA).
Yoon Ina reduced 5 strokes with 5 birdies, 1 eagle, and 2 bogeys, raising her ranking from tied 35th the day before to tied 13th.
With a 4 stroke difference from the players tied for 9th place, he could also be expected to enter the top 10 depending on the results of the final day’s games.
Yoon Ina, who was suspended for playing a wrong ball during the 2022 Korea Women’s Open, appeared in a major tour tournament a year and a half after the Hoban Seoul Shinmun Classic on the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour in July 2022.
The three-year disciplinary action she received from the Korea Golf Association and the KLPGA Tour has both been reduced to 1 year and 6 months, so Yoon Na’s disciplinary action from the Association will end in February and her disciplinary action from the KLPGA Tour will end in March. 스포츠토토