So Yeon Ryu took a one stroke lead over fellow South Korean Inbee Park after 12 holes in the final round of the World Ladies Championship, despite taking a double bogey six on the seventh hole, after hitting her ball left off the tee into the black lava rocks and having to take a penalty drop.

The 24-year-old from Seoul began the day a stroke behind Park, but was three behind the defending champion after seven holes. Ryu then hit back with three birdies in four holes at the ninth, 11th and 12th.

A three time winner on the LPGA, with her maiden win at the 2011 US Women’s Open, Ryu finished third in her debut at Mission Hills Haikou last year as an indivual, but won the team event running simultaneously with Park.

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