Veteran Lee Jung-min (30) succeeded in winning a come-from-behind victory at the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won) and climbed to the top of the tour’s 10 wins.
On the final day of the tournament held at the Twin Doves Golf Club (par 72, 6549 yards) in Binh Duong, Vietnam on the 18th, Lee Jung-min reduced 1 stroke to 4 birdies and 3 bogeys, finishing second with a final total of 9 under par and 207 strokes. Choi Ye-rim (23) by 3 strokes. With this, Lee Jung-min became the 14th player in KLPGA Tour history to reach 10 wins.
Lee Jung-min also won the Dongbu Construction/Korea Land Trust Championship for the 9th time in October of last year, and took 126 million won in prize money by reaching the top in 1 year and 2 months. In an interview with the championship, Lee Jung-min said, “I had doubts about whether I would be able to win 10 times, but I am proud that I solved it.” “There are only two friends who are currently playing on the tour. I hope they gain a lot of confidence by watching this win.”
Going into the final round, chasing leader Choi Ye-rim by one stroke, Lee Jung-min took the lead alone with stepping-stone birdies on holes 5 and 7, then escaped by five strokes with consecutive birdies on holes 11 and 12. Afterwards, he made 3 consecutive bogeys on the 6th hole, 14 ~!
In particular, Lee Jung-min boldly tried a 2-on on the last hole (par 5), the 18th hole, where he was ahead by 2 strokes, but the second shot was hit hard, so he barely crossed the pond and wiped his heart out. He could have safely aimed for a 3-on due to the difference in strokes, but he received applause from the galleries for his unique offensive golf. The reason why many golf fans like Lee Jung-min is this boldness.
After the game, Lee Jung-min said, “At the time, I didn’t know he was leading by several strokes. Still, he knew that Ko Ji-woo was close. He said that he also cut the pin position, so he was not in a good position, so he tried to try 2-on unconditionally,” he looked back.
Ko Ji-woo, who dropped his tee shot into the water on the 18th hole, fell into the water on his third shot after a penalty stroke, committing a quadruple bogey, and was pushed back to a tie for 7th place (3 under par, 213 strokes). He left a great disappointment because he could have finished runner-up if he had recorded a par without overdoing the hole attack in the last hole. 메이저사이트
Choi Ye-rim, who debuted on the KLPGA tour in 2018, failed to hunt for his first win this time as well. Choi Hye-rim got off to a good start with a birdie on the 2nd hole, but she only committed 4 bogeys on the remaining holes and had to settle for her 5th runner-up with a final total of 6 under par 210 strokes.
Despite strong winds, Seo Hae-jin (21) saved 2 strokes with 3 birdies and 1 bogey, and finished in 3rd place alone with a final total of 5 under par 211 strokes. Lee So-young (25), Hong Jung-min (20), and Heo Da-bin (24) tied for fourth place with a final total of 4 under par 212 strokes.