Bae finishes runner-up at LPGA Tour’s Zuffan Classic…winner is Inami, Japan
Sun-woo Bae has finished runner-up at the Toto Japan Classic on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour ($2 million purse).
Bae shot a 5-under 67 with six birdies and one bogey in the fourth round on the final day of the tournament at the par-72, 6,598-yard Minori Course at Taiheiyo Club in Omitama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
With a final total of 21-under-par 267, Bae is tied for second place with Shiho Kuwaki (JPN).
Bae, who has four wins on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour and two on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) Tour, finished as the runner-up by one stroke in the event, which was co-hosted by the LPGA Tour and JLPGA Tour.
Bae was tied for the lead with Inami Monet (Japan) at 21-under-par, but Inami’s birdie on the 17th hole (par-5) gave her a one-stroke lead, and she eventually won the tournament with a final total of 22-under-par 266, one stroke ahead of the runner-up.
With the win, Inami, a silver medallist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, improved to 13-1 on the JLPGA Tour. It was her first win on the LPGA Tour. The winner’s purse for this event is $300,000 (approximately $390,000).
Shin carded an eagle, six birdies and a bogey on the day to finish with a 7-under 65 for a final total of 20-under 268 and a share of fourth place.
After completing the Asian Swing in October, which took the LPGA Tour through China, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan, the Tour will return to the United States for the remaining two events of the 2023 season.
The Annika Driven on the 9th and the CME Group Tour Championship on the 16th will both take place in Florida. 스포츠토토사이트