The Wegmans LPGA Tour held at the Locust Country Club opens with world number one Lorena Ochoa defending her title. However, that title was lost to a first time LPGA Tour winner Eun-Hee-Ji, a 22-year old South Korean.
Ji pitted against Suzann Pettersen, who won five times in the LPGA Tour the year before. All odds were for Pettersen having a comfortable week in the Wegmans Open, driving the ball confidently. Despite the early lead she had over the less experienced Ji, her luck ran out on the 13th hole.
Ji grabbed the opportunity with a birdie and lead with one stroke. By the 15th hole, Pettersen was already struggling but the 18th raised her hopes up moving one stroke ahead Ji. But with the bogey on the final round, Ji took home the $300, 000 prize money.
Young and fearless, Ji will move up the world’s rankings. Pettersen meanwhile treated the loss as a lesson saying she acknowledges that younger and more confident players will come out. Pettersen, ranked third in the world is slated to compete in the US Women’s Open.
Eun-Hee-Ji and Suzann Pettersen last meet in South Korea last year with the latter emerging victorious. Ji’s come-from-behind win was a great surprise in the Wegman Women’s Open.