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LPGA: Dow Championship sees pair of former World No. 1s win title

Though Nelly Korda at present occupies the highest spot within the Ladies’s World Golf Rankings, Ruoning Yin and Atthaya Thitikul seemed like one of the best gamers on the planet on Sunday.

Yin and Thitikul, each 21, briefly held the World No. 1 moniker final fall however have since on condition that distinction to Korda. But, these two gamers, who hail from China and Thailand, respectively, carded an 8-under 62 in finest ball format to win the Dow Championship by one.

The Dow Championship shouldn’t be not like the Zurich Basic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour, which employs a two-man format with two rounds of Alternate Shot and two rounds of Finest Ball. Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry gained this yr’s occasion at TPC Louisiana, marking McIlroy’s twenty fifth profession win on the PGA Tour and Lowry’s third.

LPGA, Ruoning Yin, Atthaya Thitkul, Dow Championship

Ruoning Yin (left) and Atthaya Thitikul (proper) Thailand take a selfie with the trophy after successful the Dow Championship.
Photograph by Dylan Buell/Getty Photos

Sunday’s win for Yin and Thitikul marked their third profession LPGA victory, as they defeated 54-hole leaders Jennifer Kupcho and Ally Ewing by a stroke.

Kupcho and Ewing started Sunday’s ultimate spherical at 15-under, whereas Yin and Thitikul sat at 14-under. The People went on to shoot a 6-under 64, nevertheless it was not sufficient. Kupcho and Ewing made pars over the ultimate three holes, whereas Thitikul stuffed one within 10 ft on the par-3 18th gap. She then made the birdie putt for her and Yin, which proved to be the distinction in the long run.

The LPGA may have one week off earlier than the Amundi Evian Championship, the fourth main of the season. France’s Celine Boutier gained this title final yr on the Evian Resort Golf Membership, which sits alongside Lake Geneva on the French-Swiss border. Absolutely, Yin and Thitkul will arrive in France for the Amundi Evian Championship as two of the favorites.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Taking part in Via. Be sure you try @_PlayingThrough for extra golf protection. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @jack_milko as properly.

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