After 17 bogey-free holes on Thursday, Su Oh’s clean scorecard was almost up-ended by a 4-foot putt. That short downhiller for par tested the nerves of the 25-year-old Australian, thankfully falling in to secure a bogey-free day and a career-low 9-under 63.
“I would have been so pissed off if I missed that,” she said with a laugh.
An LPGA Tour Member since 2016, Oh has four runner-up finishes to her name, most recently at the 2021 Portland Classic. She has already hoisted a trophy in 2022, winning the Australian WPGA Championship in January. And while her results in Thailand are not stellar – she has never finished better than 54th in her four previous appearances – she feels she has what it takes this week.
“I know this golf course. You kind of have to hit it long, like it's a long hitter's course. So I literally tried to hit it really hard on off the tee every shot,” said Oh. “I actually didn't drive it that great, but, I mean, it wasn't bad clearly. You don't really have to be that straight here. You can just hit it really far, and then you have such a big advantage.”