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Korean Ryu wins by a stroke and donates her winnings

Former female world number one Ryu So-yeon of Korea managed to snatch victory at home on Sunday’s round of professional women’s golf (LPGA) and then donated all of her earnings to organizations coronavirus charities.

Ryu made a par 72 in the last round of the Korean Open, outrunning his chaser Kim Hyo-joo at once, before announcing that she was going to donate her 250 million won (around 185,000 euros) ) earnings.

“I’ve been thinking about it since last night,” said Ryu, according to local media. “Before the awards ceremony, I called my mom. I told her that I was going to announce this gift, that she had to expect it. She was just as happy as I was. ”

“This tournament made a lot of sense to me and I thought that maybe I could play even better if I had a positive goal,” said the champion.

Ryu had not played since February 16, when she tied for 34th at the Australian Open, the last event before the North American LPGA circuit was interrupted by the pandemic. of coronavirus.

“We just have to come and hit the ball, but a lot of people keep fighting. This donation will be used to finance and repair the damage caused by COVID-19 ”, continued the Korean.

Ryu, winner of the US Open in 2011, started the last day of the Open in the lead and finished with a par 72, 12 strokes under par, to win the South Korean national title.