Chella Choi slips to tie for third position at Vancouver
South Korean Chella Choi, who seized the top position in the second round of CN Canadian Women’s Open 2012, came crashing down to a tie for the third position in the final round as she carded an overall 280.
Choi displayed a stunning performance in all the four rounds of CN Canadian Women’s Open 2012 held at the Vancouver Golf Club, but she looked a little surprised at the end of the prestigious tournament as amateur
Lydia Ko walked away with the title.
Ko hails from New Zealand and her victory at Vancouver has helped her make a name her herself on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She has become the youngest winner on the Tour — a feat
that appears to have helped her eclipse the popularity of Lexi Thompson of the United States.
Analysts said that the victory has given Ko plenty of confidence, although she is an amateur contender.
Another player who performed well in Canada is Inbee Park of South Korea. Park recorded an overall score of 278 to take the runner-up position. On the other hand, Na Yeon Choi carded an overall 280 to finish
tied for the third position on the leaderboard.
Analysts said that Chella Choi could have done even better, but she became a little complacent in the third round. Choi scored a 73 in the third, making a dent in the hard-earned first position she gained in
the second round.
The South Korean, who turned 22 on Saturday, spoke to the media at the end of the round and expressed her confidence in her game. She said that she is more than happy for her birthday.
“I'm very tired (laughing). Just one day, right? I'm happy it's my birthday. I'm very happy today. I like today, and my first day is good, my conditions are perfect. But just putting. I think yesterday
I made a lot of birdies, so hopefully tomorrow is better,” Choi shared.
“My condition is really good and my driving and my second shot is perfect. So just I don't make the putt, so just putting, so hopefully better tomorrow. I think my shot is perfect, so I try to make the birdie
putt, and the speed is better than today”.