So Yeon Ryu wins the World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills in China.
A final round of -4 under par 69 gave So Yeon Ryu the World Ladies Championship trophy with a tournament total of -13 under par, a one stroke victory.
So Yeon said it was good to play with Inbee, the person she believes is the true world number one;
“I didn’t expect that I had a chance to win this tournament, because in the second and first rounds, I didn’t play really well.”
“Fortunately I was able to shoot eight under in the third round so after that I was in contention.”
“I’m really proud of myself, because it’s good to be back in contention and our group was exciting, with Inbee and Suzann. “
“It was good to play with Inbee, my best friend on the tour. She is not number one right now, but I believe she is the true number one, so it was great to compete with her.”
“I missed quite a few birdie putts but Inbee wasn’t able to make a lot and the pressure was a little less, which was helpful.”
“The winning putt, no matter how long it is, is always nervous. My hands were literally shaking.”
Inbee finished in second place at -12 under par, she reported that poor putting was the main cause of her not recording another back to back win;
“It was a consistent day today but my putts wouldn’t drop into the hole. It was really just the putting that was the only problem and So Yeon played well.”
“Even with the double bogey, she played really well and I’m really happy for her.”
“If I didn’t win, I kind of hoped that she would win, so it’s kind of good that my best friend won the tournament and I’m ready to congratulate her.”
Suzann Pettersen and China’s Xiyu Lin shot matching final rounds of -3 under par 70, to share third place on -10 under par.
It goes without saying that So Yeon and Inbee won the team event.
The winner of the amateur prize was 13 year-old Lei Ye, she also said that putting was a weakness, and she to correct that and become a professional player;
“I played really well the first day and that gave me more room to make the cut. I’ve noticed from playing in professional tournaments that putting is my weakness. I hope to improve and turn professional someday.”