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Ariya pockets over 3m baht prize money as rival concedes match

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Thai golfing ace Ariya Jutanugarn pocketed $102,942.38 (about 3.22 million baht) on Sunday after her opponent forfeited their third-place playoff at the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play in Las Vegas.

After losing her semi-final to Ally Ewing of the US, Ariya was due to play China’s Shanshan Feng for the lucrative consolation prize. However, Feng conceded the match, citing the hot Las Vegas conditions and the need to conserve her energy for US Women’s Open on June 3-6. Feng took home $79,633.97 for fourth, $23,308.41 less than Ariya’s purse.

Ewing went on to claim a 2:1 victory over Germany’s Sophia Popov for her second career LPGA Tour title.

Published : May 31, 2021

By : THE NATION