Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hanwha Classic Fireworks: Sae Young Kim Makes 2 Eagles in Final 10 Holes to Catch So Yeon Ryu, Wins Playoff

So Yeon Ryu had the Hanwha Classic in total control for most of the weekend, but unheralded Sae Young Kim eagled the par-4 9th from the fairway and got a hole in 1 on the 17th to give herself a chance, then birdied the par-5 18th to force a playoff with the world #5 and beat her on the 1st hole.  Kim was 5 shots down with 9 holes to play, still 5 down with 5 to play, and 3 down with 2 to play, but took the trophy out of Ryu's hands with brilliant scrambles as well as amazing approach shots.  Check out HappyFan's play-by-play near the bottom of the Seoul thread to find out exactly how Kim did it--it's got to be one of the most amazing finishes of the new century!

1 comment:

Dave Andrews said...

Just another Korean player to keep our eyes on. It's quite amazing how they turn out these exceptional players year after year, when young Americans struggle to make cuts. It's all in the work ethic, I think.