Korea’s strongest female golfer, Park Min-ji (25, NH Investment & Securities), started in the middle of the first day of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship (total prize money of 800 million won), challenging for three consecutive victories. .
In the first round of the tournament held at Suwon Country Club (par 72, 6,586 yards) in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on the 12th, Park Min-ji tied 3 birdies and 1 bogey to record 2 under par 70 strokes.
He started in a tie for 25th with Lee Bo-mi (35), Ahn Seon-joo (36, National Beef), and Jung Yoon-ji (23, NH Investment & Securities).
With a 4-stroke gap from the joint-leading group with a 6-under-par 66, there is ample room for pursuit over the remaining two days.
Park Min-ji, who won consecutively in 2021 and 2022 in this competition hosted by her own main sponsor, NH Investment & Securities, is aiming for her third consecutive victory.
In the history of the KLPGA Tour, there were only four cases of winning a single tournament for three consecutive years: the late Ok-hee Koo, Se-ri Pak, Soo-yeon Kang, and Hae-rim Kim. Park Min-ji challenges her record for the 5th time in her history.
Park Min-ji, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), hit her tee shot accurately on the 13th hole (par 3) and caught her first birdie.
After the first half, she rarely added a birdie, and he resumed her birdie streak in the second half.
He recorded a birdie on the first hole of the second half (par 4), followed by a birdie on the second hole (par 4), raising his momentum.스포츠토토
Park Min-ji, who was cruising, left a regret at the end of the game. He missed the second shot in hole 6 (par 4) and fell into the rough, then added 3 putts and committed the only bogey in the game that day.
He finished the remaining hole with a par and finished the game at 2 under par.
After the game, Park Min-ji said, “I don’t feel much pressure about losing three times in a row,” and laughed, saying, “I have good memories of this venue, so I want to hit well. I like that it’s a tournament for me because I have my face everywhere, such as tickets and posters at the venue.”
Regarding the somewhat slower pace this year compared to 2021 and 2022, when each won 6 wins, he said, “I think the biggest thing is not riding the flow.” As I think about it, I will think of the image of that time.”
Having participated in the Salon Pas Cup, a major tournament on the JLPGA tour last week, she explained that she plans to participate in two more major tournaments on the LPGA tour this year, including the US Women’s Open and the Evian Championship.
On the other hand, on the first day, as many as five players tied for the lead.
Park Ji-young (27, Korea Real Estate Trust), Lim Jin-hee (25, Ankang Construction), Seo Jin-jin (22, DB Insurance), Choi Ye-bon (20, COSBALL), and Ko Ji-won (19, Samchully) 6 under par 66 strokes side by side recorded
Park Ji-won has 5 wins, including 1 win this season, and Lim Jin-hee has 2 wins, and the other three have yet to win on the KLPGA regular tour.