Lee Ye-won (20, KB Financial Group) took a step closer to her first victory in the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour.
Lee Ye-won lost two strokes with two birdies and four bogeys in the third round of the KLPGA Tour Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open (total prize money of 800 million won) held at Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club Sky Ocean Course (par 72) in Seogwipo City, Jeju on the 8th. However, she maintained her lead for the second day in a row with a median total of 7 under par of 209.
She is six strokes behind Park Ji-young in second place and Jeon Ye-seong. It was one step further from the previous 5 stroke car. Because of the strong wind that hit Jeju that day, as many as 60 out of 61 players recorded an over par score. 안전놀이터
With only the final 4 rounds remaining, the 6 stroke gap is a gap that is difficult to narrow easily. This is the reason why Lee Ye-won’s first KLPGA victory in her life can be predicted. Lee Ye-won, who made her debut last year and swept Rookie of the Year at third place in her prize money rankings, had nothing to do with her single win. She performed well, but she seldom had the luck to win. She finished runner-up and third only three times each. This time is a good opportunity to soothe her regret with her words.
2nd place Park Ji-young endured the bad weather that day, losing only one shot. Although she has a gap with Lee Ye-won with a 1-under par of 215, she dreams of a dramatic overturn victory in the remaining 4 rounds. If she succeeds in her comeback, she will become the first player to achieve two wins this season. She is also aiming for her second career win in her two years since her first win at the Ever Collagen Queens Crown in 2021.
Ahn Seon-joo and Lee So-young (even par 216) were placed in a tie for third place. Park Min-ji, who has won KLPGA prize money and most wins for the past two years in a row, recorded an 8-over-par 80 for the first time since her debut, finishing tied for 41st with a median total of 11-over-par 227.