Kwon Carries Keeps Korean Team In Lead At World Juniors Through 54 Holes

Seo-yun Kwon [Kanata, Ont.] - September 28, 2017 - World Junior Girls Championship – Third Round, Marshes Golf Club Photo Credit: (Golf Canada/ Golf Ontario)

OTTAWA (Golf Canada/Golf Ontario)– The playing conditions tightened up on moving day in the World Junior Girls Championship, with high winds bringing temperatures down 20C from the opening two rounds at The Marshes Golf Club.

Republic of Korea’s Seo-yun Kwon carded a 2-under 70 to keep the individual lead for the third consecutive day. She heads into tomorrow’s final round at 11 under for the tournament with a two-stroke advantage over Italy’s Alessia Nobilio.

“My mindset heading into tomorrow will be pretty much the same as what I have done in the past three rounds,” said the 16-year-old Kwon. “I won’t worry about what the other players are doing because I always set a certain goal for myself. So tomorrow I will do that and play for my goal.”

Nobilio carded one of two low-round 68s on the day, moving her into sole possession of second place. The 15-year-old caught fire with five-straight birdies before giving strokes back with a bogey on 13, and a double-bogey on the par-4 18th.

“I think I played perfectly until the last hole,” said Nobilio, the 41st ranked female in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. “I made five birdies in a row and my irons were always two meters from the pin, so that was my strength today. If I do my best I know that I can play good golf. I just need to concentrate until the last hole and everything will be fine.”

Nobilio’s efforts also helped lift the Italian team into a share of third place at 7 under, giving the trio a chance at what would be their first team medal at the World Junior Girls Championship. Caterina Don, who is currently tied for 26th, took home the individual bronze medal for the Italians in 2016.

“This is an important tournament for Italy,” added Nobilio. “Playing in a world championship and representing my country is just a dream for me.”

Spain carded a team-low 139 (-5) to move into second place at 10 under par, eight back of the leading Korean trio. The Koreans will look to collect their second World Junior Girls title at The Marshes – they captured the 2015 tournament here by a commanding 18 strokes.

Leading the Canadians in the field with a share of 26th at 4 over is Céleste Dao from Notre-Dame-de-L’Île-Perrot, Que.

The final round of tournament play will see players tee off at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Team Leaderboard

Pos Team Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Korea, Republic Of Republic of Korea -2 F -18 134 138 142 414
2 Spain Spain -5 F -10 142 141 139 422
T3 Italy Italy -3 F -7 142 142 141 425
T3 United States United States of America +2 F -7 135 144 146 425
5 Sweden Sweden E F -6 140 142 144 426
T6 Germany Germany +4 F -3 141 140 148 429
T6 Denmark Denmark +3 F -3 140 142 147 429
T8 France France +2 F -2 141 143 146 430
T8 England England -1 F -2 145 142 143 430
10 Switzerland Switzerland E F * +3 145 146 144 435
11 Ireland Ireland +6 F * +6 148 140 150 438
T12 Czech Republic Czech Republic +5 F * +7 140 150 149 439
T12 Philippines Philippines +7 F * +7 146 142 151 439
14 Mexico Mexico +8 F * +12 145 147 152 444
15 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei +8 F * +14 148 146 152 446
T16 Belgium Belgium +11 F * +18 147 148 155 450
T16 Australia Australia +12 F * +18 142 152 156 450
T18 Canada Canada 1 +14 F * +22 150 146 158 454
T18 China People Republic of China +5 F * +22 155 150 149 454
20 Canada Canada 2 +12 F * +26 147 155 156 458

Individual Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Korea, Republic Of Seo-yun Kwon  Republic of Korea -2 F -11 65 70 70 205
2 Italy Alessia Nobilio  Italy -4 F -9 68 71 68 207
3 Spain Blanca Fernández  Spain -4 F -6 71 71 68 210
4 Sweden Linn Grant  Sweden E F -5 69 70 72 211
5 Korea, Republic Of Yunji Jeong  Republic of Korea E F -4 69 71 72 212
T6 England Lily May Humphreys  England E F -2 71 71 72 214
T6 Spain Dimana Viudes  Spain +1 F -2 71 70 73 214
T6 Germany Alexandra Försterling  Germany E F -2 70 72 72 214
T6 United States Erica Shepherd  United States +2 F -2 68 72 74 214
T10 Philippines Harmie Nicole Constantino  Philippines -2 F * -1 73 72 70 215
T10 Czech Republic Hana Ryskova  Czech Republic +4 F * -1 68 71 76 215
T10 Sweden Beatrice Wallin  Sweden E F -1 71 72 72 215
T10 Germany Esther Henseleit  Germany +4 F -1 71 68 76 215
T14 Denmark Sofie K. Nielsen  Denmark -1 F E 74 71 71 216
T14 Switzerland Elena Moosmann  Switzerland -2 F * E 70 76 70 216
T14 United States Gina Kim  United States +1 F E 67 76 73 216
T17 France Mathilde Claisse  France +3 F +1 71 71 75 217
T17 Ireland Annabel Wilson  Ireland +6 F * +1 72 67 78 217
T17 Denmark Karen Fredgaard  Denmark +4 F +1 70 71 76 217
T17 Korea, Republic Of Hae-Ran Ryu  Republic of Korea +2 F +1 75 68 74 217
T21 France Pauline Roussin Bouchard  France -1 F +2 70 77 71 218
T21 England Annabell Fuller  England -1 F +2 76 71 71 218
T21 Sweden Amanda Linnér  Sweden +2 F +2 71 73 74 218
T24 Italy Alessandra Fanali  Italy +2 F +3 74 71 74 219
T24 Switzerland Victoria Monod  Switzerland +2 F * +3 75 70 74 219
T26 Italy Caterina Don  Italy +1 F +4 74 73 73 220
T26 Belgium Clarisse Louis  Belgium +3 F * +4 71 74 75 220
T26 Canada Céleste Dao  Canada 1 +4 F * +4 74 70 76 220
T29 Denmark Cecilie Nielsen  Denmark +6 F +5 70 73 78 221
T29 United States Jennifer Chang  United States +1 F +5 76 72 73 221
T29 Chinese Taipei Kuan-Yu Lin  Chinese Taipei +3 F * +5 74 72 75 221
32 China Jingwen Zhang  People’s Republic of China E F * +6 76 74 72 222
T33 Spain Elena Arias  Spain -1 F +7 74 78 71 223
T33 Mexico Ximena González  Mexico +4 F * +7 78 69 76 223
35 Mexico Cory López  Mexico +4 F * +8 70 78 76 224
36 England Isobel Wardle  England +4 F +9 74 75 76 225
T37 Australia Gabriela Ruffels  Australia +9 F * +10 69 76 81 226
T37 Chinese Taipei Jo-Hua Hung  Chinese Taipei +6 F * +10 74 74 78 226
T39 France Gala Dumez  France +5 F +11 78 72 77 227
T39 Czech Republic Sara Kouskova  Czech Republic +1 F * +11 74 80 73 227
T41 Ireland Lauren Crowley Walsh  Ireland +7 F * +12 76 73 79 228
T41 Australia Stephanie Kyriacou  Australia +6 F * +12 73 77 78 228
T41 Canada Euna Han  Canada 2 +4 F * +12 75 77 76 228
44 Czech Republic Sarah Hricikova  Czech Republic +6 F * +13 72 79 78 229
T45 Australia Alizza Hetherington  Australia +6 F * +14 76 76 78 230
T45 Germany Paula Kirner  Germany +5 F +14 78 75 77 230
T47 Chinese Taipei Hui-Wen Chiu  Chinese Taipei +5 F * +15 78 76 77 231
T47 Canada Emily Zhu  Canada 2 +9 F * +15 72 78 81 231
T49 Switzerland Chiara Tamburlini  Switzerland +8 F * +16 75 77 80 232
T49 China Quan Ronghui  People’s Republic of China +5 F * +16 79 76 77 232
51 Belgium Margaux Appart  Belgium +11 F * +17 76 74 83 233
T52 Philippines Junia Louise Gabasa  Philippines +9 F * +18 83 70 81 234
T52 Canada Ellie Szeryk  Canada 1 +10 F * +18 76 76 82 234
54 Mexico María Fernanda Martínez  Mexico +8 F * +19 75 80 80 235
55 China Tian Lyu  People’s Republic of China +8 F * +21 79 78 80 237
56 Ireland Mairead Martin  Ireland E F * +22 85 81 72 238
57 Belgium Elsie Verhoeven  Belgium +8 F * +23 78 81 80 239
58 Canada Alyssa DiMarcantonio  Canada 2 +8 F * +25 81 80 80 241
59 Philippines Kristine Torralba  Philippines +12 F * +27 73 86 84 243
60 Canada Monet Chun  Canada 1 +10 F * +37 79 92 82 253