Lilia Boo, daughter of the Boat People, who is ranked #1 in women’s golf world
Lilia Boo (25) won the AIG Women’s Open (total prize money of 9 million dollars) at Walton Heath Golf Course in Surrey, England on the 14th (Korean time). In the final round she shot a 5-under-par 67, totaling 14-under-par, to a landslide victory over Charlie Hull by six strokes. Her winning prize is 1.35 million dollars (approximately 1.8 billion won).
After winning the first major and last major of her season, Liliabu, world No. 6, will rise to No. 1 in the rankings to be announced this week. She was confirmed to win the Rolex Annika Major Award, and became the player who achieved 3 victories in the season following Celine Boutier.
She is the daughter of wealthy immigrants. In 1982, seven years after the end of the Vietnam War, Lilia Vu’s maternal grandfather, Dinh Du, risked his life to secretly build a boat. It was the boat that would take her family, including Lilia Boo’s mother, Kiyu Tui. Her grandfather did not refuse any of the villagers’ requests for a ride on the boat, and 82 people boarded the boat with a capacity of 54 people.
According to Lilia Vu, after two days of sailing, the boat started to fill with water due to overload. Fortunately, the American battleship USS Bruton was rescued just before sinking. The Boat People settled in the Los Angeles neighborhood. Her granddaughter, Lilia Boo, was born in 1997 and attended UCLA before becoming an LPGA Tour golfer.
“When I was playing, I sometimes boiled with anger toward me, but I thought of her grandfather and I was able to overcome it,” Lilia Boo said when she won the Chevron Championship, the first major of the season on the LPGA Tour, in overtime in April. .
Charlie Hull and Shin Ji-ae (35), who tied for second at the US Women’s Open last June, finished second and third at this tournament.
Charlie Hull, who started the game jointly with Boo and lost by 6 strokes, said, “I want to train from 10 am tomorrow. Next year, I think it’s time to win a major tournament. I want to start as soon as possible. I want to hit so many golf balls that my hands bleed.”
Shin Ji-ae, who plays on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) tour, finished the match with a total of 7 under par. She won the Women’s British Open, the predecessor of the 2008 and 2012 AIG Opens.스포츠토토
Kim Hyo-joo and Yang Hee-young tied for fourth place at 6 under par. Kim Hyo-joo has been runner-up twice in the last seven competitions and entered the top 10 five times.
Shin Ji-eun and Lee Jeong-eun tied for 16th at 1-under par, and Yoo Hae-ran tied for 21st at even par. Ko Jin-young, second in the world ranking, is tied for 30th with a 1-over par, and Jeon In-ji is tied for 40th with a 3-over par with Kim A-rim.
Korea has not won a major in seven tournaments since In-ji Jeon at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June of last year.