16-year-old Eila Galiski proves the growth of golf in Thailand

At the Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific Championship held at Singapore Island Country Club (par 72) on the 12th, Thailand’s 16-year-old Eila Galiski won the championship with a final total of 14 under par 274 strokes.

Born to a Russian father and a Thai mother, Galiski, who has excellent body proportions, dominated the competition with her powerful shots.

Galisky saw an opportunity to strike out with stable play, recording only one birdie without bogey in the first half of the 9 holes. In the second half, she added a birdie on the 10th hole, but committed the only bogey of the final round on the 14th hole, and the break was caught.

However, when the players who formed the second-place group could no longer reduce the number of strokes, Galiski, who gained confidence in this, made consecutive birdies on the 15th and 16th holes, and then added the final birdie of the tournament on the 18th hole. He showed up and won the championship.

It was the moment of birth of a next-generation star following Ataya Titikun (Thailand), who won the same tournament in 2018 at the age of 15 and won the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year last year. Thailand has recently stood out in the world of women’s golf and is showing off its Asian power along with Korea and Japan.

Ayla Galiski’s win earned her the privilege of competing at her LPGA Tour majors, the AIG Women’s Open and Amundi Evian Championship, as well as the Chevron Championship. She also received tickets to the Hana Financial Group Championship and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Tournament hosted by domestic companies. 스포츠토토

On the other hand, among Korean players, national ace Kim Min-sol only reduced two strokes on the final day, but recorded a total of 9 under par and 179 strokes, placing his name alone behind Galiski.

Following that, Park Ye-ji tied for 3rd with Hong Kong’s Sophie Han and New Zealand’s Fiona Su, Lim Ji-yu tied for 7th, and Seo Gyo-min tied for 10th, with four Korean players successfully entering the top 10.

The tournament, which has established itself as an event that inspires future generations of golfers in the Asia-Pacific region with outstanding stars born every year, will be held in Thailand next year.

The final round of the Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific Championship can be seen again on the 12th at 7:30 pm on JTBC Golf.

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