Women’s golf’s “Living Legend” Ji-Ae Shin, 35, who has been playing professionally for 18 years, shaved a stroke off her score on the third day of the BMW Ladies Championship, the only U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour event in Korea.
Shin shot a 5-under 67 with five birdies and no bogeys in the third round at the par-72 Seowon Hills Course at Seowon Valley CC in Paju, South Korea.
Shin, who was tied for 24th on day one and tied for 21st on day two, jumped to a tie for seventh place with a 9-under par 207 total.
She is just three strokes off the lead with Ashley Buhai (South Africa) and Lee Min-ji (Australia) at 12-under 204, putting her in position to make an upset on the final day.
“For the most part, I kept the fairways and greens in regulation. I had a few green misses and no fairway misses, but as my shots stabilized, I was able to make birdie chances in the wind without too much risk,” said Shin at the official post-round press conference.토토사이트
“We had a lot of rain this morning, so the greens felt pretty slick. However, in the second half of the round, the greens became tricky as the smooth areas became harder, so I stayed focused until the end.”
Shin, an 11-time LPGA Tour winner, has been playing mainly in Japan since 2014.
This year, she is returning to LPGA Tour events for the first time in nearly a decade, and after finishing runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Open and third at the AIG Women’s Open, she is making a splash at this tournament as well.
“This year, I felt more responsible as a professional athlete and fought harder, so the overall result was good,” Shin said. “I was well prepared, so I was able to enjoy the nervousness that comes with the game.”
“Since it was a domestic competition, it was very helpful that many galleries came to support us in person,” he said. “The overall feeling is not bad, so if we can improve our success rate a little more, we can expect good results. The wind will be a factor, but we will keep up the good work until the end,” he emphasized.