‘Big 4’ Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, Choi Hye-jin challenge for 2nd consecutive Hanwha International Crown
Jinyoung Ko, Hyojoo Kim, Inji Jeon, and Hyejin Choi, who represent Korean women’s golf, will join forces to defend the title of ‘Team Korea’ in the LPGA Tour, which has been revived for the first time in five years.
Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, and Choi Hye-jin will be holding the Taegeuk mark at the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown (total prize money of $2 million, prize money of $500,000), which will be held for four days at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California, USA from the 4th. Dalgo competes with the United States, Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia, and China for the honor of being the strongest country in women’s golf.
The International Crown was founded in 2014 and is a national competition format competition on the LPGA Tour, which was held every other year. The 1st and 2nd competitions were held in the United States, and the 3rd competition was held in Korea in 2018, but after the 4th competition (England) in 2020 was canceled due to the Corona 19 pandemic, it was held again in 5 years with the support of a Korean company.
Korea, which won the tournament three times following Spain and the United States, will be the defending champion. In온라인카지노 the 2018 tournament held at Jack Nicklaus GC in Incheon, Korea won the championship by defeating the United States and England with Park Seong-hyun, Ryu So-yeon, Kim In-kyung, and Jeon In-ji joining forces.
After the final match of last year’s LPGA Tour season, Korea received the second seed after the United States according to the order of the world rankings of each country’s players. As for the participating players, Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, and Park Min-ji were qualified in ranking order after the LA Open last month, but Park Min-ji, who plays mainly on the Korean stage, did not participate, so Choi Hye-jin, who is the next ranked player, took the lead.
Eight countries were divided into groups A and B of four teams, and a four-ball match (two matches per day) was held in the group stage for three days. In a mixed way, the morning semifinals and afternoon finals are held to determine the winning team.
In Group A, top seeds USA (1), Sweden (4), England (5), and China (8) gathered. In Group B, Korea (2), Japan (3), Thailand (6), Australia (7). has been organized
World No. 1 Nellie Korda, Lilia Boo (4th), Lexi Thompson (7th), and Daniel Kang (16th) teamed up to win the home course USA for the second time since 2016. Jinyeong Ko (3rd), Hyojoo Kim (9th), Inji Jeon (12th), and Hyejin Choi (25th) are united, and Korea has a strong ability to stand up to the United States. Hataoka Nasa (15th) and Ayaka Furue (19th) , Japan with Saso Yuka (35th) and Shibuno Hinako (39th), and Sweden with Maya Stark (30th), Madeleine Sagstrom (31st) and Anna Nordqvist (36th) are also strong candidates for the title. counted
Korea, which will play the group stage against Australia, Thailand, and Japan in turn from the 4th, not only Japan, but also Thailand, where the sisters Ataya Tittikkun, Patty Tawatanagit, and Jutanugarn are united, and Australia, which consists of Lee Min-ji and Hannah Green, are also tense. can’t solve