Eight South Korean players failed to make it through to the last 16 of the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s Bank of Hope Match Play ($1.5 million in prize money). World No. 1 Ko Jin-young (28) and Kim Hyo-joo (28) were among those left out, but it was a surprise.
Hae-Ran Kim won her Group 15 match by three holes over Arim Kim on the fourth day of the tournament at Shadow Creek Golf Club (Par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 27 July, but her final group score of 2-1 meant she finished second in the group behind Lindsey Weaver Wright (USA – 2-1) and failed to progress to the last 16.
Kim drew with Cheyenne Knight (USA) in the third match of Group 13, leaving her with a final group tally of one win, one draw and one defeat behind Knight, who won two and drew one.메이저사이트
Lee, who was tied for first place in Group 2 after the second round of play, also failed to make the cut, falling to Brooke Henderson (CAN) by four strokes on the day. Lee improved to 1-1, while Sophia Schubert (USA) punched her ticket to the round of 16 with a 2-1 record in Group 2.
In Group 7, Ji-Eun Shin (KOR) improved to 2-1 with a one-hole victory over Linea Strom (SWE), but her fellow group member Riona Maguire (IRL) topped the group with three wins and failed to book her place in the round of 16.
Ji-hee Lee (KOR), trying to win her second consecutive tournament, also failed to make it past the group stage this time. She lost to Lynn Grant (SWE) by two holes in the third round and was eliminated with a score of 1 and 2.
Anna Lin and Hong Ye-eun also failed to make it past the group stage.
The tournament was a five-day match play event, which meant that Ko, Kim, Hyo-Joo and Jeon did not compete. Choi is competing in the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour E1 Charity Open in South Korea during the same period.
All South Korean players were eliminated in the group stage, joining Alban Valenzuela (Switzerland), Sophia Schubert (USA), Celine Boutier (France), Allison Lee (USA), Ayaka Furue (Japan), Leona Maguire (Ireland), Lynn Grant (Sweden) and Daniela D’Arquea (Ecuador), Perrine Delacourt (FRA), Maya Stark (SWE), Carlota Zimada (SPA), Cheyenne Knight, Angel Inn, Lindsey Weaver Wright (USA), Anna Nordqvist (SWE), and Pajari Anannarukarn (THA) advanced to the Round of 16.