“It wasn't all rainbows and unicorns, but that's just golf.”
Angel Yin came to play on Saturday at the Honda LPGA Thailand. After a Friday 65, Yin started the third round with two birdies in her first seven holes. After an unfortunate bogey on No. 9, the 22-year-old bounced back, recording four consecutive birdies on Nos. 10-13, then adding two more on 15 and 18. Closing with her second-straight 65, she’s just four shots out of the lead heading into the final day at Siam Country Club.
“What I learned (about my game), I just need to stay patient. If it comes, it comes. It if doesn't, it doesn't. It's just like the front nine and the back nine,” said Yin, whose best finish at the Honda LPGA is a tie for 23rd in 2019. “Front nine nothing really happened and the back nine happens, so just stay patient. If it comes, it comes. Just try to keep it, and, yeah, just play golf.”
Yin has made every cut in 2021 through six events heading into this week in Chonburi, with her best result a seventh-place finish at the Gainbridge LPGA. In February, Yin was open about her recovery from shoulder pain she’s felt since the 2020 season. The Ladies European Tour winner said that moments like on her back nine on Saturday could be the boost she needs to continue earning top finishes out on the LPGA Tour.
“It feels good, really feels good,” said Yin. “Reassuring, because last week I didn't have the greatest week and the last few weeks I been playing haven't been what I've wanted, so just to see myself play again and be in the mix again feels really nice.”