Although he is a ‘conditional seed holder’, Bang Shin-sil, who is shaking the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour 2023 season with explosive long hits, is showing off impressive performance in match play.
On the 17th at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, Bang Shin-sil won the KLPGA Tour 15th Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize of 900 million won) in the first round of the group stage against Hong Jeong-min by one hole.
Hong Jung-min was the winner of this competition last year. Bang Shin-sil is 40th in the KLPGA tour seeding match held in November last year and cannot digest full-time. However, he has already collected more than 100 million won in prize money, such as frequently placing his name in the top 10.
The outcome of the confrontation between the two players was not easily predicted. The match was decided on the last hole. Bang Sin-sil, who was dragged by a two-hole car to the 13th hole, won the 14th and 16th holes to create a tie, and achieved a thrilling come-from-behind victory on the last hole 18.
In this tournament, 64 players will be divided into 16 groups of 4 players each to play the group stage, and the first place players in each group will advance to the round of 16. In the group stage, a player who wins gets 1 point, a draw gets 0.5 points, and a loser gets no points.
Bang Shin-sil, who won that day, finished the first day in first place with Lee Chae-eun and Seo Yeon-jung in the same group recording a draw. 안전놀이터
Park Min-ji, who won the money prize for the second consecutive year, was defeated by Lee Joo-mi by two holes, and a red flag was turned on to advance to the round of 16.
Lee Ga-young won by 6 holes against Jang Ha-na, who has been sluggish this season. Lee Da-yeon withdrew due to injury during the match with Choi Eun-woo.