Thailand’s Anannarukan LPGA ‘Match Queen’… Runner-up for 2 consecutive years in Furue, Japan
Pajari Anannarukan (Thailand) has risen to the ‘Match Queen’ of the LPGA Tour.
On the 29th (Korean time), Anannarukan defeated Ayaka Furue (Japan) in 3 holes in the final of the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope Match Play (total prize money 1.5 million dollars) held at Shadow Creek Golf Club (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He beat the car and held the championship trophy.
The winning prize is $225,000.
With her win, Anan Narukan secured her elusive spot at the US Women’s Open.
She became an invaluable birthday present for Anan Narukan, who was celebrating her 24th birthday two days later.
Anan Narukhan reached her second career win two years after reaching the top of her career on the LPGA Tour for the first time in her career at the 2021 Handa World Invitational. Her first win was in Northern Ireland, so it was her first win on American soil.
It is also her first win of the year for a Thai athlete. She is the fifth player among Thai players to have more than two wins.
This year, Anannarukan, whose highest score was a tie for 18th without even entering the top 10, was pushed back to 97th in the world rankings. won the championship with four consecutive victories.
Anannarukan didn’t even make it to the round of 16 of this event in 2021 and last year, but she was different this time around.
Anan Narukan, who defeated Cheyenne Knight (USA), whom she met in the round of 16, by 3 holes, advanced to the semifinals by beating Carlo Tachigida (Spain) by 3 holes in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, Anannarukan, who faced Lynn Grant (Sweden), who won last year’s European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) money prize and jumped into the LPGA tour in earnest from this tournament, Anannarukan won a complete victory by three holes again and advanced to the final.
In the final, he won 2 holes each until the 6th hole, and the tight match tilted towards Anannarukan from the 7th hole.
Anannarukan, who took the lead by 1 hole with a birdie on the 7th hole (par 5), escaped by 2 holes with a birdie on the 12th hole (par 4).
When Hurue pursued with a birdie on the 13th hole (par 3), Anannarukan, who ran away again with a birdie on the 14th hole (par 4), hit a wedge with a birdie on the 17th hole (par 3).
Anannarukan caught 12 birdies over 34 holes until the semifinals that day.
During the winning interview, Anannarukan, with tears in his eyes, said, “Golf is not easy to get out of the slump. I tried every possible way to improve my performance. And I did not lose my faith.”
Hurue, who made it to the finals last year but lost the championship to Ji Eun-hee, had to be satisfied with the runner-up for the second year in a row.
Furue ran on a six-game winning streak until the semifinal against Riona Maguire (Ireland), but could not get over the last hurdle.메이저사이트
This tournament did not have a 3rd or 4th place match, so Grant and Maguire tied for 3rd place.
Grant performed in 3rd place in her first competition in the US mainland.
Grant has not been vaccinated against the new coronavirus infection, so she has not been able to enter the United States for a while, but thanks to the recent relaxation of quarantine guidelines in the United States, she has been able to work in the United States.