Red, white and blue them away

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Click here for the final scores from the 2019 Queen Sirikit Cup.

Only three people were shocked to see that Korea is today conquering a dominant Queen Sirit Cup victory in Adelaide – the three Korean players themselves.

As modest as you can imagine, given their unrestrained margin of 16 shots on the second placed Australia, Uhjin Seo, Ye-Been Sohn and Ye Won Lee also made it a trifecta in the individual classification with a command on the impeccable Glenelg Golf Club

It was the 21st Korean victory in the 41 editions of what became the Asian-Pacific women's championship and, remarkably enough, the 12th time in the last 13 years that the "Seoul Sisters" had the upper hand.

Seo, 17, became eighth to three rounds of the 16th Korean to win the second individual prize, but trifled immediately in honor of her equally impressive teammates Sohn (-6) and Lee (-4).

"This was not what we expected," said the modest Seo, whose two-under-par 71 was the fifth best score of the final round, but still not good enough to be a scoring for Korea today, with the top two individual scores count towards the daily team total.

"We have not played from Korea before, so doing this goes beyond what we thought possible.

"The course was fantastic and it suited the way we played … we are not enthusiastic about the result," she said through a translator.

Sohn, 17, admitted that the burden of previous Korean success weighed on the team, but paid tribute to national coach Birdie Kim, the 2005 US Women's Open champion.

"The teams that have played before are so good that it's hard to match, but Birdie was very helpful to us and reminded us that we could only play our game and not have to worry about anything from the past, "she said through a translator.

"It's great to have her as part of our team."

Lee, 16, said the team was thrilled with Glenelg and their time in Adelaide.

"We had a nice dinner, fun after golf and the course is beautiful … we are very happy here."

Steph Kyriacou from Sydney played the best round of the day – a sublime four-under-69 including an eagle on par-five sixth to empower Australia in a second place at a one-under total.

The St Michaels member played her way to fifth in general on one, two strokes behind Bianca Pagdanganan, of the Philippines, in the fourth.

China meant continuous improvement with a combined one-under total today to take third place in the team event, three behind Australia with two over and degrading Thailand (+3) and New Zealand (+5) on the podium.

The 2020 edition will be played next March in the vicinity of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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