Su Oh & # 39; s second place in the Meijer Classic of the LPGA Tour in Michigan is a potential turning point for the Australian.
Oh, the 23-year-old from Melbourne, shot a brilliant final-round 66 to end her Saturday 64 in a triple draw for the second behind Canadian Brooke Henderson, a shot back at 20-under par.
It follows a difficult period in which she missed six consecutive parts, followed by a bound 37
It was only her second top 10 finish of a difficult season on the LPGA Tour for Oh, which represented Australia at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and won a world team championship for her country as an amateur.
The member of the Metropolitan Golf Club watched six birdies today, including a bomb on the 16th hole from afar, a moment that gave her "goosebumps through my body". She turned to 31, but took only one shot at the last nine.
It came after an incredible third round in which she had nine birdies and shows what a change has happened to her. She was in the mix all the way to the end, just one shot back when Henderson bogeyed the 16th hole, and then made an up and down par on the 17th.
On the eighteenth of the eighteenth, who needed the eagle to force the problem, she pushed her tee wide into the trees and had to hit it in play and remove the eagle from the equation. But Oh hit a nice wedge in the green and had a three meter long birdie putt that could have put her in a playoff. Unfortunately she pulled it to the left. "I gave it away," she said later.
Oh & # 39; s missed cut came from April-May after she started the season second at the ISPS Handa Vic Open on 13th beach. She played four seasons on the LPGA Tour and is in 97th place in the world ranking. When asked if it has validated her hard work lately, she said: "Certainly, I have worked a lot on my swing and I have not actually done as well as the last few weeks, but my irons have been really good. My putting is getting better, so overall it was very good.
"I didn't feel like I was playing to get into this position, I made good pictures.
think if I just keep putting myself there, then I have a good chance. "
Henderson closed with a & # 39; three-putt par & # 39; in the 18th hole to win her ninth tour and held up to Oh, American Lexi Thompson and Nasa Hataoka from Japan, who both threw the last hole.
The other prominent Australian was world champion number 2 Minjee Lee, who finished 16th.
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