Korean golfers shine at the Evian MastersKorean amateur golfers continue to shine in the LPGA, with 15-year-old Michelle Wie finishing second at the Evian Masters in France on Saturday.
Wie shot a seven under par 281 and tied with Lorena Ochoa of Mexico behind 18-year-old American Paula Creamer, who finished with a 15 under 273. Winning $375,000 in prize money, Creamer is already No. 2 on the LPGA prize money list with $1.1 million.
Wie rallied after a sluggish opening round of 75 shots, picking up four shots each in the second and third rounds and another two shots in the final fourth round. “I just left so many shots out there,” Wie said. This is her third second-place finish out of the six LPGA events she has played this year, including the SBS Open in February and McDonald’s LPGA Championship in June. Wie said she was looking forward to playing in the British Open starting this week.
Separately, 17-year-old Kim In-kyung won the U.S. Girls Junior Championship in Eagle, Idaho, on the same day. Kim defeated her compatriot, 17-year-old Park In-bee, in match play.
Including 16-year-old Korean American Joan Lee, three out of the four golfers who played in the semifinal were Korean.
by Limb Jae-un
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