South Korean Na Yeon Choi recently won the LPGA Malaysia title. The said victory is her first LPGA Tour victory for the season, and her fifth within three years.
During the tournament, Choi closed the round with a 3-under 68 which allowed her to defeat Yani Tseng by a single stroke. She then went on to finish the tournament with a 15-under 269 and earned $285,000 while playing at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. She was able to birdie at the par-3 17th just enough to pull ahead and parred the par-4 18th which allowed her to hold off Yani Tseng.
During the interview, Choi said, “I took something from last week… I had a great experience from last week… I did my best last week… So, I learned something. And then this week, I had a great feeling about my game. I played so well this week.”
With her victory, Choi has become the second South Korean victor for this year’s LPGA Tour. The other player who won is So Yeon Ryu, who won the US Women’s Open. Choi’s victory also marks the 100th victory on the LPGA Tour by women of Korean descent.
According to Choi, “I won my fifth tournament and a hundred times for all of the Korean players… So it’s very nice. Icing on the cake.”