Bank of Hope Match Play
After four days or grueling competition, the final four have been determined. They battled in the semifinals and finals to determine this year’s winner.
Eun-Hee Ji versus Andrea Lee (Ji 4-and-3)
Ji won the 1st and the 6th holes, while Lee took the 2nd and the 5th as the match was even through eight. A par by Ji on the 9th put her 1-up at the turn. Lee couldn’t find her game on the 13th through 15th, going four-over par on that stretch. Ji took advantage, winning all three holes and the match.
Ayaka Furue versus Lilia Vu (Furue 2-and-1)
Vu took a 1-up lead after recording a par on the 2nd. However, she went four-over par on the next three holes, losing all three to go 2-down. The match remained the same until the 11th when Furue won with a par to go 3-up. Vu won the 12th with a birdie to go 2-down. Neither player won another hole the rest of the way, resulting in a Furue victory.
Third Place Match
Andrea Lee versus Lilia Vu (Vu 3-and-2)
Lee bogeyed each of the first three holes, opening the door for Vu, who won the 2nd and 3rd to take a 2-up lead. Lee tied the match with a birdie on the 4th and a par on the 6th. Vu won the 8th with a par and entered the turn 1-up. She won the 10th with a par and 12th with a birdie to go 3-up. Both players struggled on the 15th, but Vu won with a bogey. She ended the match with a par on the 16th .
Eun-Hee Ji versus Ayaka Furue (Ji 3-and-2)
Ji took the lead on the 3rd hole with a par but Furue won the 4th and the 7th to go 1-up. Ji birdied the 8th, eagled the 9th and parred the 10th to go 2-up. Furue got to 1-down after winning the 11th with a par. Ji increased the lead to 2-up by winning the 12th and the sealed the victory with a par on the 16th. The win for Ji was her 6th on the LPGA Tour and first since winning the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in 2019.