Ryu had finished 6th and 4th in two previous starts in this event but her most recent form this season had not been all that impressive and so the win is perhaps a welcome surprise.
The round of the day came from Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn whose 10 under par 66 was her best of the LPGA Tour. The current world number two and US Women’s Open Champion reached 9 under par for the day through 14 holes after an outward nine of 29.
While the momentum slowed late in her round it was yet another outstanding performance by the former World Number One.
Su Oh recovered from a third round 73 with a closing 67 to finish 13th and add yet another good result to her recent good run of form. She led the Australians.
Hannah Green was the other Australian to make the cut and finished 44th, her best finish in her last eight starts on the LPGA Tour.
The LPGA Tour now moves to Arkansas where, interestingly, Ryu will defend the title she won twelve months ago.
RULES: LOST BALLS AND OUT OF BOUNDS
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