Twenty-year-old Ruoning Yin earned her first LPGA Tour victory at the DIO Implant LA Open after posting a 1-under 70 round that was full of ups and downs. Starting the day with a two-stroke lead, Yin made her first and only par of the front nine on No. 1 before filling her card with color on Nos. 2-10. A birdie on 2 was followed by three-straight bogeys. She turned it around right after with four-consecutive birdies that led to a front-nine 34, still two strokes ahead of the nearest challenger. It wasn’t until she made the turn that the Chinese golfer began to think about winning.
Twenty-year-old earned her first LPGA Tour victory after posting a 1-under 70 round that was full of ups and downs.
Bogey-free Sunday for Hall, who recorded her second runner-up performance in as many events on the LPGA Tour and third top-10 finish in four events in 2023.
By Jeff Babineau
If the DIO Implant LA Open feels like a home game to Andrea Lee and Lizette Salas, well, it should. It is. Each player has strong ties to the Palos Verdes Golf Club in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a golf facility that has been a strong supporter of women’s golf for years.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda (2), Minjee Lee (3), Jin Young Ko (5), Brooke Henderson (7), In Gee Chun (8), Hyo-Joo Kim (9), and Nasa Hataoka (10) headline early commitments. Additionally, all four past champions; Moriya Jutanugarn (2018), Minjee Lee (2019), Brooke Henderson (2021), and Hataoka (2022), are set to return for the event’s fifth year on the LPGA Tour. Los Angeles-area residents Andrea Lee, Lilia Vu, Alison Lee, Lizette Salas, and Angel Yin are also entered into the championship.