South Korea’s Kim Min-Sol (17) is tied for fifth place after the third round of women’s golf at the Hangzhou Asian Games. She lost four strokes on one hole with a quadruple bogey, but made up for it with four straight birdies from the very next hole.
Amateur Kim Min-sol trimmed three strokes off her score with seven birdies and a quadruple bogey in the third round on Tuesday at the West Lake International Course (Par 72-6030 meters) in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. At 10-under-par 206, Kim is tied for fifth place, 12 shots behind leader Aditi Ashok (25-India-22-under).
Second place went to Thailand’s Arpichaya Yubol (21-15 under par) and third to China’s Lin Shiyu (27-14 under par). All three players play on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour. While the gap between Kim and Ashok has widened significantly, she is only four strokes behind third-place Lin Shiyu, meaning she can still make a run at the individual medal in the final round.
Kim birdied the fourth (par-4) and sixth (par-4) on the day, but a nine on the eighth (par-5, 484 meters) resulted in a quadruple bogey. But he stayed focused and reeled off four straight birdies from the ninth (par-4) to the 12th (par-4). She added a birdie on the 17th (par-5).
The 178-centimeter long hitter is said to be a calm person who doesn’t have many emotional ups and downs. He is ranked No. 4 in the world amateur rankings. Amateur Yoo Hyun-jo, 18, is tied for ninth (9-under par) with one eagle, six birdies and two bogeys on the day. Korea is tied for fourth (412) in the team standings after three rounds, behind first-place India (403), second-place Thailand (404) and third-place China (406). The women’s golf team standings are based on the combined scores of the top two players from each country.안전놀이터
Ashok, who started the day with an eagle and nine birdies, cut a whopping 11 strokes off her score to open up a seven-shot lead over second-placed Yubol. Ashok, ranked 47th in the world, represented India at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021 Olympics, where he finished 41st and fourth respectively. At Rio, he was the youngest athlete to compete in the men’s and women’s golf events. In Tokyo, she started the final round in second place and was in the lead at one point, but lost out to the likes of Nelly Corda (25, USA-Gold) and Lydia Ko (26, New Zealand-Bronze). Ashok, who was ranked No. 200 in the world at the time, competed on a level playing field with the best of them. Ashok has four career wins on the European Women’s Tour and her best finish on the LPGA Tour was a runner-up finish at the LA Championship in April.
Yin Ling (21-China), the second-highest-ranked player in the field, struggled on the day with one birdie, one bogey and a double-bogey to drop to a tie for ninth.