Shin Ji-ae on a domestic outing for the first time in three years “I’ll get 65 and 66 wins quickly”
“I’ll try to get to 65 wins and 66 wins faster.”
Shin Ji-ae, 35, who is on pace for 64 career victories, said she is still thirsty for a win.
Shin shot a 3-under 69 on the final day of the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship ($2.2 million purse) at the par-72 Seowon Hills Course at Seowon Valley Country Club in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, to finish at 12-under 276, tied for fifth place with Lee Jeong-jeong (Thailand), Ataya Thittitjerin (Thailand), Celine Boutier (France) and Jodie Iwat Shedoff (England).
With three more wins this year in Australia and on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour, Shin now has 64 career victories, one shy of 65. Playing in her first tournament in Korea in a long time, Shin was tied for seventh place after the third round, three strokes behind the leader, raising hopes of an upset victory.
Contrary to expectations, she didn’t start off hot. After a birdie on the fifth hole, Shin cooled off with back-to-back bogeys on the sixth and seventh holes. She then birdied the eighth (par-5), but the gap between her and the leaders widened and she slipped back into contention. After slipping out of the top 10 by the 12th hole, Shin climbed back up the leaderboard in the final round. After trading birdies and bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes, Shin reeled off three straight birdies on the 15th through 17th holes to sneak into the top five.
“I had a difficult start to the tournament, but I played well in the second half,” she said, “It would have been better if I had won, but I’m still happy with the way I played.”토토사이트
After the match, Shin will take a day off before traveling to Japan on the 23rd to continue her title hunt.
“When I come to Korea and play, I feel energized by the passionate support of the fans,” Shin said, “I feel like I get good energy, and I want to come to Korea and play more if I get the chance.” She looks forward to meeting her fans more often. “Tomorrow, we will travel to Japan to prepare for the next tournament,” he said. “It would have been nice to win 65 games in Korea, but it’s unfortunate that we didn’t. However, we will work hard for the rest of the season to get 65 and 66 wins, and even 70 and 71 wins as soon as possible.”
After four days of competition, Shin also remembered the fans who supported her throughout the tournament. She signed autographs and took pictures with fans waiting in front of the clubhouse.
Shin, who was ranked 16th in the world as of Aug. 22, finished the tournament in a tie for fifth place, giving her a better chance of breaking into the top 15 in the world rankings, which will be released on Aug. 24.