“End of warm-up” KLPGA full-fledged race… Park Ji-young and Lee Ye-won’s strong players faced off

The opening game of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) tour has ended. The warm-up search is now over. This is the beginning of the real race. Along with Lee Ye-won, who achieved her first tour victory, the existing strong players will start a full-fledged competition system. The KLPGA Tour, which started in earnest this season with the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open, will lead to the Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championships (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at the Ferrum Club (par 72, 6652 yards) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do on the 13th and 16th. 안전놀이터

First of all, a lot of attention is focused on whether the momentum of Lee Ye-won, the winner of the opening game in Korea, will continue. Lee Ye-won showed off her outstanding skills last year by winning the Rookie of the Year and 3rd place in prize money, but was unable to cross the threshold of winning. However, she emerged from the egg with her first win in the domestic opener.

Park Ji-young’s title defense challenge, which is on a formidable rise this season, is also noteworthy. Park Ji-young, who became the first champion of this tournament last year, won her 5th tour career at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, which is the opening match of this season, and finished runner-up at the Lotte Rent-a-Car Open, winning and finishing runner-up in two competitions this season. . So far, the strongest contender for the championship.

Park Ji-young expressed her strong will to win, saying, “I came here in a special way because I won the first wire-to-wire championship last year and the first 4 rounds of the tournament,” and “I really want to defend the title, which I have never done before.”

In addition, Lee Jung-min, the winner of the PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship, is also scramble for his second win of the season. Lee So-young, who runs the 1st place in the grand prize points (116 points) and 3rd place in the prize money (153.79 million won), and Park Min-ji, the winner of the previous season and the prize money king, are also aiming for the first win of the season. Anna Lin, Kim Se-young, and Ryu So-yeon, members of Mediheal, who play on the LPGA tour, will also participate and meet domestic fans. Lynne Grant (Sweden), a strong player of the Ladies European Tour (LET), who participated in the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open, will compete in the KLPGA tour for two weeks in a row.

Meanwhile, Mediheal and the Hankook Ilbo, the organizers, provide player subsidies for this tournament and provide 500,000 won in cash to all cut-off players.