There is no Park Min-ji and no Lee Ye-won… ‘Rookie of the Year’ Bang Shin-sil was also eliminated in the round of 16
At the Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, Hong Jung-min, the defending champion, advanced to the round of 16 after beating Bang Shin-sil, the key player in the rookie sensation, in overtime. In the preliminaries for this tournament, KLPGA stars such as Bang Shin-shin, a long hitter who caused a sensation, Park Min-ji, who won the most last year,안전놀이터 and Lee Ye-won, who has a strong fan base, were eliminated one after another.
On the third day of the tournament held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 19th, Hong Jung-min beat Bang Sin-sil in the overtime match of the group stage and rose to the top of the group. Hong Jung-min, who had fallen behind Bang Shin-sil (2 wins) with 1 win and 1 loss until the previous day, advanced to the round of 16 with a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
In the third match of the group stage, Hong Jeong-min defeated Lee Chae-eun, and Bang Shin-sil was caught by Seo Yeon-jung, and the two tied with 2 wins and 1 loss. The two players wrote par side by side in the 10th (par 4) hole where the extension was played. In the 11th (par 4) hole where the second overtime was played, Hong Jung-min put his second shot close to the hole, and Bang Sin-sil’s ball went up to the green, but came down the slope, making it difficult to catch a birdie. Hong Jung-min, who eventually caught a birdie, defeated Bang Sin-sil and advanced to the round of 16. The opponent in the round of 16 is Ji Han-sol, who has three wins in his career.
Bang Shin-sil, who continued to be a terrifying rookie sensation until the previous day, suffered a 3-hole loss in the match against Seo Yeon-jung that day as her shot faltered.
Park Ji-young, who is leading the prize money and grand prize points this season, also advanced to the round of 16. The opponent in the round of 16 is Park Hyeon-gyeong, who passed the preliminary round with three consecutive wins.
In the round of 16, ▲Yoo Seo-yeon vs. Kim Min-joo ▲Ahn Seon-joo vs. Ha Min-song ▲Sung Yu-jin vs. Lim Hee-jung ▲Jeon Ye-seong vs. Han Jin-seon ▲Lee Seung-yeon vs. Noh Seung-hee ▲Na Hee-won vs. Madasom will meet.
In this tournament, KLPGA stars such as Jo Ah-yeon with 4 wins in total, Kim Min-byeol, who won the rookie of the year, Park Min-ji, who won the tournament two years in a row, and Lee Ye-won, who won last year’s rookie of the year, were eliminated one after another.