On this season’s Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, after a long wait, players who are named in the ‘Winner’s Club’ are lined up. Lee Joo-mi (28) and Choi Eun-woo (28) each enjoyed the joy of winning their first championship after 8 years of debut, and Park Bo-gyeom (25) also lifted the trophy at the Kyochon Ladies Open last week after waiting for 3 years.
However, on the tour, there are quite a few players who disappeared without rumor after one win, to the extent that there is a saying, “Second wins are more difficult than the first win.” Among the long-awaited first win players, attention was focused on who would win the first two wins, and Choi Eun-woo took a step ahead in the competition.
In the first round of the KLPGA Tour NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship (total prize money of 800 million won) held at Suwon CC New Course (par 72) in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on the 12th, Choi Eun-woo hit 6 birdies and blocked 1 bogey, scoring 5 under par 67 strokes. hit It is tied for 6th place with a 1 stroke difference with the 6 under par leading groups such as Park Ji-young and Lim Jin-hee.
Choi Eun-woo, who started from hole 10, caught the first birdie on hole 12 (par 4), then caught three birdies in a row on holes 15 (par 4), 16 (par 3), and 17 (par 5). In the 16th hole, which is 157 yards, he showed off his climax shot feeling by sticking a tee shot to a pin 30cm away.
Even in the second half, Choi Eun-woo, who added two birdies, seemed to finish the first day in a tie for the lead, but missed a par putt about 2m away on the last 9th hole (par 4), leaving a bit of disappointment.스포츠토토
Choi Eun-woo said, “It was a good feeling to play in a really good weather for the first time in a while.” After winning the first championship in his life at the Nexen Saint Nine Masters on the 23rd of last month, he said, “After the first win, there are more people who support me.” It seems,” he said.
Park Min-ji, who has swept the most wins and money prizes for two consecutive years, but has not yet won a championship this season, started with a 2-under-par tie for 25th place. Challenging the record of three consecutive wins in the tournament, he said, “I feel comfortable when I come to Suwon CC,” and “I want to hit well because I have good memories. Tickets and posters engraved with my face can be seen everywhere, so it feels like a tournament for me.” He also said, “I will focus on the KLPGA tour this year, but I will participate in the US Women’s Open and Evian Championship among LPGA tour events.”
Hwang Yoo-min, who competed in this competition as an amateur last year and ended up with Park Min-ji in an extended match, was unfortunately satisfied with the runner-up. She had a fierce confrontation in the same group with ‘Super Rookie’ title contenders Bang Sin-sil and Kim Min-byeol, and drove around numerous galleries. In particular, the long hitting match drew attention, and in the 4th hole (par 5), Hwang Yoo-min and Bang Shin-sil both hit 289 yards with their tee shots, drawing admiration. Bang Sin-sil tied for 17th place (3 under par), and Hwang Yu-min and Kim Min-byeol were 1 under par.