Honda LPGA Thailand - R4

Amy Yang wins third Thai title

February 21-24
Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course, Chonburi, Thailand
$1,600,000

Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Amy Yang won the LPGA Thailand for the third time after holding off Minjee Lee by one stroke on Sunday.


Yang, from South Korea, carded a final-round 65 and a 22-under-par 266 at Siam Country Club’s Pattaya Old Course for her fourth overall LPGA Tour win.

Despite lightning stopping play for 50 minutes and a rain delay later in the round, Yang emerged from a three-way tie with Lee and Carlota Ciganda with a birdie from the fringe of the green on the par-3 16th to regain the lead at 21 under.

“I was honestly very nervous, especially last three holes,” said Yang, who also won the event in 2015 and 2017. “It was (a) tough hole to finish. I was really telling myself just (to) be patient, do (my) best at the time.

“I tried to stay calm and stayed patient out there. I just enjoy coming here. I love the golf course, which is why I always play well here.”

Yang, who earned $240,000 of the $1.6 million purse, is expected to move from No. 37 to No. 2 in the Race to the CME Globe following the win.

World No. 7 Minjee Lee shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 66. She had a solid performance throughout all four rounds of the tournament and put on a stunning performance for her fans. Happy about her round, Lee managed to close in on Yang’s three-stroke lead at the time the lightning delay occurred, while hitting 10 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens.

“I really fought out there. Just tried to make as many birdies as I could. Probably didn’t play probably 15 and 16 the way I wanted to, but I think overall I had a pretty solid performance,” said Lee.

Her runner-up performance at the 2019 Honda LPGA Thailand is her best finish of the event. She previously finished fourth in 2018, T25 in 2017 and T8 in 2016.

Carlota Ciganda was four strokes behind the third-round leaders, sitting at T8 at -11 but her stunning performance moved her five spots up the leaderboard. Her final-round 9-under-par 63 included five birdies and two eagles, topping her previous low round in Thailand by three shots. Ciganda’s third-place finish was her best Honda LPGA Thailand performance in the six starts she has made in the event.

“To be honest, I was just playing my game, and I saw that Amy was 21-under at that point. I just wanted to get to 20-under,” which Ciganda reached with an eagle on the par-4 15th. “I thought that would be a good score for today.”


• Players in the top 10 and ties represent seven different countries (USA, Republic of Korea, Australia, Thailand, China, Spain and Canada)
• Two players recorded today’s low round of 9-under-par 63 – Carlota Ciganda (-21) and Beatriz Recari (-5)
• The final round was suspended at 1:12 p.m. due to lightning in the area and play resumed at 2:16 p.m.

The LEADERS Top 10 competition awards a $100,000 bonus to the LPGA player with the most top-10 finishes through the completion of the event held immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship. In the event of a tie in total top-10 finishes, the award will go to the player with the most official wins, followed by most second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc., until the tie is broken.
Nelly Korda is in the lead with three top-10s, followed by seven players with two top-10s each.

The CME Group Cares Challenge is a season-long charitable giving program that turns aces into donations. CME Group will donate $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2019, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Thidapa Suwannapura made a hole-in-one during the first round of the 2019 Honda LPGA Thailand on No. 4 with a 7-iron from 165 yards and the first of her professional career.


Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money $
1
Amy Yang
69 – 66 – 66 – 65
266
-22
$240,000
2
Minjee Lee
65 – 69 – 67 – 66
267
-21
$149,659
3
Carlota Ciganda
70 – 67 – 68 – 63
268
-20
$108,567
4
Jenny Shin
65 – 68 – 70 – 68
271
-17
$83,985
5
Eun-Hee Ji
63 – 71 – 70 – 68
272
-16
$67,599
6
Brooke M. Henderson
66 – 73 – 66 – 68
273
-15
$55,308
7
Nelly Korda
69 – 69 – 66 – 70
274
-14
$46,295
8
Megan Khang
70 – 69 – 70 – 66
275
-13
$40,559
9
Danielle Kang
65 – 71 – 69 – 71
276
-12
$36,462
T10
Cristie Kerr
75 – 67 – 66 – 69
277
-11
$29,866
T10
Moriya Jutanugarn
69 – 68 – 71 – 69
277
-11
$29,866
T10
Yu Liu
68 – 70 – 67 – 72
277
-11
$29,866
T10
Austin Ernst
69 – 66 – 69 – 73
277
-11
$29,866
14
Ariya Jutanugarn
68 – 72 – 68 – 70
278
-10
$25,236
T15
Sandra Gal
69 – 73 – 72 – 65
279
-9
$21,959
T15
Bronte Law
68 – 72 – 72 – 67
279
-9
$21,959
T15
Sei Young Kim
71 – 71 – 67 – 70
279
-9
$21,959
T15
Shanshan Feng
71 – 71 – 66 – 71
279
-9
$21,959
T19
Lydia Ko
73 – 67 – 71 – 69
280
-8
$19,173
T19
Katherine Kirk
66 – 71 – 71 – 72
280
-8
$19,173
T21
Sung Hyun Park
69 – 72 – 72 – 68
281
-7
$17,862
T21
Charley Hull
69 – 71 – 73 – 68
281
-7
$17,862
T23
Marina Alex
69 – 76 – 68 – 69
282
-6
$15,377
T23
Mi Hyang Lee
71 – 73 – 69 – 69
282
-6
$15,377
T23
Angel Yin
70 – 72 – 68 – 72
282
-6
$15,377
T23
Michelle Wie
68 – 72 – 68 – 74
282
-6
$15,377
T23
Amy Olson
68 – 67 – 72 – 75
282
-6
$15,377
T23
Lizette Salas
66 – 68 – 71 – 77
282
-6
$15,377
T29
Beatriz Recari
74 – 73 – 73 – 63
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Jin Young Ko
72 – 73 – 70 – 68
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Ally McDonald
69 – 72 – 74 – 68
283
-5
$11,444
T29
So Yeon Ryu
74 – 71 – 69 – 69
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
72 – 71 – 71 – 69
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Gaby Lopez
71 – 72 – 71 – 69
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Brittany Altomare
69 – 75 – 69 – 70
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
70 – 72 – 69 – 72
283
-5
$11,444
T29
Jennifer Song
66 – 75 – 70 – 72
283
-5
$11,444
T38
Mo Martin
67 – 74 – 71 – 72
284
-4
$8,706
T38
Hyo Joo Kim
70 – 70 – 72 – 72
284
-4
$8,706
T38
Ryann O’Toole
69 – 68 – 75 – 72
284
-4
$8,706
T38
Lindy Duncan
69 – 73 – 69 – 73
284
-4
$8,706
T42
Emma Talley
74 – 75 – 66 – 70
285
-3
$7,128
T42
In Gee Chun
69 – 73 – 73 – 70
285
-3
$7,128
T42
Pernilla Lindberg
73 – 71 – 70 – 71
285
-3
$7,128
T42
Jacqui Concolino
69 – 71 – 73 – 72
285
-3
$7,128
T42
Muni He
71 – 70 – 71 – 73
285
-3
$7,128
T42
Ayako Uehara
68 – 71 – 73 – 73
285
-3
$7,128
T48
Wei-Ling Hsu
76 – 72 – 69 – 69
286
-2
$5,879
T48
Celine Boutier
72 – 71 – 72 – 71
286
-2
$5,879
T48
Lexi Thompson
74 – 71 – 69 – 72
286
-2
$5,879
T48
Pornanong Phatlum
71 – 73 – 70 – 72
286
-2
$5,879
T52
Anna Nordqvist
73 – 73 – 69 – 72
287
-1
$5,326
T52
Jeong Eun Lee
73 – 73 – 68 – 73
287
-1
$5,326
T54
Pajaree Anannarukarn
77 – 72 – 68 – 71
288
E
$4,916
T54
Azahara Munoz
73 – 71 – 72 – 72
288
E
$4,916
T54
Atthaya Thitikul (a)
70 – 75 – 70 – 73
288
E
$0
T54
Georgia Hall
72 – 66 – 75 – 75
288
E
$4,916
58
Sarah Jane Smith
74 – 74 – 70 – 71
289
1
$4,589
59
Annie Park
74 – 72 – 74 – 71
291
3
$4,424
T60
Suzuka Yamaguchi
73 – 75 – 73 – 71
292
4
$4,179
T60
Chella Choi
71 – 72 – 73 – 76
292
4
$4,179
62
Thidapa Suwannapura
72 – 73 – 69 – 79
293
5
$4,016
63
Nasa Hataoka
73 – 74 – 72 – 75
294
6
$3,933
64
Hina Arakaki
71 – 77 – 76 – 71
295
7
$3,851
65
Caroline Masson
71 – 76 – 75 – 74
296
8
$3,770
66
Benyapa Niphatsophon
75 – 75 – 72 – 75
297
9
$3,687
67
Su Oh
73 – 75 – 73 – 79
300
12
$3,605
T68
Angela Stanford
72 – 75 – 80 – 75
302
14
$3,482
T68
Paula Creamer
72 – 75 – 76 – 79
302
14
$3,482
70
Ribka Vania (a)
74 – 81 – 74 – 78
307
19
$0
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