Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) Taiwanese golfer Hsu Wei-ling (???) shot three bogies in the last nine holes of the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship final round Sunday to finish the day's competition with 2-over-par 74 and to complete the tournament at sixth place with a total of 7-under-par 281.
Playing in front of a home crowd at Ta Shee Golf & Country Club in Taoyuan, the local hope Hsu was tied with American Nelly Korda with a 9-under 207 after the third day of the tournament, which had a total purse of US$2.2 million.
Fans cheered and roared as Hsu warmed up quickly and birdied the first hole, but then found herself in the bunker at the sixth hole after an overcooked second shot.
After two consecutive bogies in the next two holes, Hsu hit a birdie in the ninth, but Korda remained three strokes up after a birdie at the 10th hole.
Korda's lead increased in the last nine holes as Hsu bogied the 12th, 15th and 18th holes.
Hsu finished in sixth place tied with Lydia Ko of New Zealand with a 7-under 281.
Meanwhile, Korda who shared Saturday's lead with Hsu, won her maiden LPGA title with a 13-under 275 at the four-day 72-hole tournament. Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (???), who was invited to present prizes at the closing ceremony, congratulated Korda at winning her first LPGA title in Taiwan. He also commended Hsu's performance, saying that even though Su did not win, "her spirit deserves our warmest applause."
A total of 81 players competed at the tournament held from Thursday to Sunday.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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