① A 20-year-old continental girl who has achieved her dream of winning the LPGA
The LPGA Tour’s Dio Implant LA Open, which was held for four days from March 31 to April 3 (Korean time), was attended by world top players such as Lydia Ko (New Zealand), Nellie Corda (USA), and Ko Jin-young. It was expected that there would be a fierce competition to win. However, it was Yin Luoning, a 20-year-old golfer from China, who lifted the championship trophy high on the last day of the tournament . Reporting his first win at the age of 20 years, 6 months and 5 days, he became the youngest LPGA Tour winner since Thailand’s Athayati Tikkun (19 years, 5 July when he won the 2022 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship)토토사이트.On the last day of the tournament, Yin Luoning competed fiercely to achieve his dream of winning the first tour. Yin Luoning, who started with a two-stroke lead, made her first birdie early on the second hole in the first half, but then bogeyed three holes in a row and birdied four holes in a row, showing a thrilling performance as if riding a roller coaster.
The second half of the round was also a series of tensions. England’s Georgia Hall, who had been chasing by one stroke with the last 18th hole left, took a birdie opportunity and faced a big crisis. If the hole makes a birdie putt, an extension is required. However, Yin Luoning did not lose his cool. After watching Hall’s birdie putt miss, he calmly made a par putt and confirmed the championship. In Luoning has a youthful appearance, but the ceremony was as good as Tiger Woods, the ‘golf emperor’. He threw an uppercut ceremony that looked just like Woods and fully expressed his joy at winning his championship.
After winning the championship, he said, “I dreamed of winning many times, and finally my dream has come true.” He also recalled the suffocating situation at the time, saying, “I was nervous because I thought I might win in the second half. My hands were shaking a lot before I made the last putt.”Although Yin Luoning is an unfamiliar name to LPGA tour fans, he is already well-known as a talented golfer in China. He debuted on the China Women’s Professional Golf (CLPGA) Tour in 2020 and set a new tour record by winning three tournaments in a row, and also won nine titles in 2019 while he was an amateur.After that, he tied for 4th in the LPGA Q-Series in 2021 to qualify for the LPGA Tour and debuted last year. However, in his debut season, he competed in 16 events and missed 9 rounds, and his only top 10 result was a tie for 4th at the Dana Open, so he did not receive much attention. That’s how he grew up rapidly in a year and vomited his spirit to win the championship by beating all the world’s top rankers in his second appearance this season.
Prior to Yin Luoning, the only Chinese winner on the LPGA Tour was Peng Shanshan. Peng Shanshan, who is also Yin Luoning’s role model, retired last year after winning 10 career victories at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in 2019. Yin Luoning also expressed his strong aspirations, saying, “This is a win that has a great meaning not only for me but also for China. And Pengshanshan has won 10 times here, but now I have only won once.”
An LPGA official commented on Yin Luoning, “This is the first Chinese champion since Peng Shanshan. Chinese players such as Xi Yuting have tried to win, but have not been able to cross the threshold. In that respect, Yin Luoning is receiving high marks. He is also a young player who is only 20 years old. He has high potential. Maybe he will become a player who surpasses Fengshan Mountain.”
He continued, “China was classified as a weak player in the upcoming International Crown competition, but with the surprise appearance of Yin Luoning, China’s expectations have risen sharply.”
With the appearance of ‘new face’ Yin Luoning, the LPGA Tour is thrilled with tension and excitement. It is noteworthy what kind of disturbance he will cause on the tour in the future.