Ayaka Furue still can’t make it in Nevada. For the second consecutive year, the Japanese lost in Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Final. This time against Pajaree Anannarukarn.
The one who celebrated her 23rd birthday two days ago had started well by leading from hole number 2. But the winner of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open 2022 made two errors in stride, falling behind on the scoreboard. ‘display.
The awakening of Anannarukarn fatal to Furue
If Ayaka Furue thought to equalize at 6, it was without counting on the awakening of Pajaree Anannarukarn. Indeed, the latter made the first birdie of her final on the 7th to take the lead, before increasing her advantage on the 12th, after having missed a few birdie opportunities, because of the wind which was invited.
And when the Japanese tried to reverse the trend with a birdie at 13, the Thai was unfazed, immediately taking a two-step lead at 14.
His second LPGA title
His fourth birdie of the game, returned at 17, thanks in particular to a sublime iron shot, then allowed him to seal the fate of this final (3 & 1). Already victorious at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in August 2021, Anannarukarn scored her second success on the American circuit, after playing 116 holes in five days.
The Bangkok native commented on her triumph as follows: Match Play requires a lot of energy throughout the week. I am realizing it. It’s been a great week and I’m grateful for everything. »