Yang Hee-young won the first major Chevron Championship (total prize money of $5.1 million) of the LPGA Tour 2023, which was held on the 22nd (local time) at The Club at Carleton Woods Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (par 72, 6824 yards) in Houston, Texas, USA. 안전놀이터) In the third round, he shot a 7-under-par 65 to move up to a tie for third place (9-under 297). Angel Inn and Allison Corpers (above USA) are tied for the lead (10 under par 298 strokes).
Yang Hee-young started in a tie for 25th by 6 strokes and swept 8 birdies (1 bogey). She cut 5 strokes in the first half with consecutive birdies on holes 3 and 4 and three consecutive birdies on holes 7 and 9. After taking a breather with a bogey on the 11th hole (par 4), she jumped into the race for the championship with consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th holes and a birdie on the last hole 18 (par 5). She averaged 275 yards on long drives and had excellent 25 putts. It is one stroke away from her co-leader, and her fifth win in her career four years after the 2019 Honda LPGA Thailand.
World No. 2 Nellie Korda (USA), Kim Hyo-joo, and Choi Hye-jin are looking for a come-from-behind victory in a tie for 6th place (8 under par 208 strokes) by 2 strokes. Kim A-lim, who was the leader the day before, was unable to reduce the number of strokes and was pushed to a tie for 6th place. Ji Eun-hee tied for 13th place (5 under par, 211 strokes), Jeon In-ji, who participated in the “Career Grand Slam,” and Ko Jin-young, who ranked third in the world, tied for 18th place (3 under par, 213 strokes). Opening day champion Brooke Henderson (Canada) tied for 23rd (2 under par 214 strokes).