LPGA pro Xiyu Lin celebrates birthday with party hat through most of Saturday play

LPGA pro Xiyu Lin celebrates birthday with party hat through most of Saturday play

CHONBURI, THAILAND - FEBRUARY 25: Xi Yu Lin of China wears her birthday 21st celebrate hat during the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club on February 25, 2017 in Chonburi, Thailand. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images)


LPGA pro Xiyu Lin turned 21 on Saturday, and she wasn't going to stop competing in the Honda LPGA Thailand stop her from having a proper birthday celebration while on the course.

Xiyu played 29 holes on Saturday, including the final 11 of the suspended second round, and wore a party hat for 24 of them. You know, the kind of party hat you wear when you're like 7 years old.

"I been looking forward to this days for long time," she said afterward, explaining her playing partner's caddie brought the hat to the resumption of play. "And, I mean, it's going to be really long day here today, but I mean, I got all my friends celebrate with me. I feel really good."

Lin finished both rounds in 73 shots each, winding up at 3-over total for the tournament and tied for 55th place heading into Sunday's final round in Thailand. to sit at 3-over for the tournament which is tied for 55th.


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