The first major tournament of the 2023 KLPGA Tour season is attracting attention from golf fans as an exciting game every day.
On the 27th, the Kris F&C KLPGA Championship (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), the first major tournament of the 2023 Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour season, opened on the mountain path and forest path course (par 72, 6570 yards) at Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do.
In the first round of the first day of the competition, Han Jin-sun drew attention by winning a hole-in-one with a 92 million won Mercedes-Benz electric car, The New EQE. With a hole-in-one, Han Jin-seon recorded a 5-under-par 67 strokes and tied for the lead. ‘Hole in one’ Han Jin-sun, ‘Popular Star’ Park Gyeol, and ‘Rookie’ Bang Sin-sil jointly took the lead, and the first round ended interestingly.
In the second round, Park Gyeol rose to the sole lead (7 under par, 137 strokes), raising expectations for victory.
Park Gyeol is a gold medalist at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and in 2018, she reported her first win on the KLPGA Tour at the SK Networks/Seogyeong Ladies Classic. Park Gyeol, who is equipped with skills and beauty, has established herself as a player representing the KLPGA tour, but since then, she has not been able to achieve remarkable results and had to play a seed match in 2021.
The KLPGA tour drew attention with the birth of the main character of’surprise victory’ in all three competitions held in 2023. In the opening match, Lee Ye-won, the ‘rookie of the year’ last year, won her first win, followed by Lee Joo-mi’s 148th match in 147 matches, and Choi Eun-woo’s first win in her 210th match, 211st match. Attention is focusing on whether a surprise star will be born by winning a major in this upcoming tournament.
Han Jin-seon and Da-yeon Lee closely pursue the leader in a tie for second place by a stroke with an interim total of 6 under par 138 strokes.안전놀이터
Defending champion Kim A-lim aims for a reversal in a tie for 5th place with 5 under par and 139 strokes.
The performance of the rookie this season aiming for a major trophy is also expected. Hwang Yu-min, who proved her competitiveness by tying for 9th in the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship expedition, will go on a moving day with a tie for 11th. Rookie Kim Min-byeol, who has been in the top 10 in all three competitions she participated in this year and is proud of her terrifying skills, was tied for 11th place.
On the first day of the tournament, Park Min-ji slowed down with a 2-over-par tie for 73rd place, but on the second day, she climbed 49 places and tied for 24th place (1 under par, 143 strokes), completing preparations to compete for the championship in the finals.
Lee Jung-eun 6 and Yoon Chae-young, who played as recommended players and greeted golf fans after a long time, failed to pass the cut.