Hyo-Joo Kim dominates Aramco Team Series

The Ladies European Tour tournament, held at the New Korea Country Club (par 72) in Seoul, South Korea, featured both individual and team rankings,

by Andrea Gussoni
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Hyo-Joo Kim dominates Aramco Team Series
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South Korean Hyo-Joo Kim and Englishwoman Charley Hull were the two top favorites at the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – Korea, and they lived up to expectations. The former, ranked 12th in the world, clinched victory with 206 (68 70 68, -10) strokes after leading from the start, while the latter, ranked eighth, finished second with 209 (-7).

Koea, results

The Ladies European Tour tournament, held at the New Korea Country Club (par 72) in Seoul, South Korea, featured both individual and team rankings, each with a prize pool of $500,000 (approximately €464,000).

In the individual competition, Alessandra Fanali finished in 43rd place with 223 (73 75 75, +7), while Virginia Elena Carta, placed 67th with 153 (77 76, +9), missed the cut. 28-year-old Hyo-Joo Kim from Wonju claimed her first LET title, adding to a trophy cabinet that includes six wins on the LPGA Tour, including one Major (Evian Championship, 2014), one on the LPGA of Japan Tour, and 14 on the LPGA of Korea Tour.

She started the event at the top with a one-shot lead, which extended to two after 36 holes and ultimately three in the final round, where she carded five birdies and one bogey for a 68 (-4). Charley Hull followed a similar path, finishing one place behind.

In third place with 211 (-5) were South African Casandra Alexander and Colombian Mariajo Uribe, while Swiss player Elena Moosmann placed fifth with 212 (-4), Danish Nicole Broch Estrup sixth with 213 (-3), and Indian Pranavi Urs seventh with 215 (-1).

Defending champion, Frenchwoman Pauline Rossin-Bouchard, finished in 57th place with 227 (+11). Simultaneously, the team competition (over the first 36 holes) was won by the team led by American Danielle Kang with a score of 265 (-23), comprising English player Lily May Humphreys, Chinese player Tian Xiaolin, and amateur Kyu Ho Lee, ahead of the team led by Swedish player Johanna Gustavsson (267, -21).

In third place with 268 (-20) were the teams of Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Mariajo Uribe, and Charley Hull. Virginia Elena Carta's team finished 26th with 280 (-6), while Alessandra Fanali's team finished 30th with 282 (-6). Each of the three winning teams received a prize of €32,533, while Hyo-Joo Kim was awarded €69,714.

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