On the first day of the Chris F&C KLPGA Championship, the first major tournament of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf and KLPGA Tour season, Han Jin-sun made a hole-in-one, received a luxury car worth 92 million won, and tied for the lead with Park Gyeol and Bang Shin-sil.
Han Jin-sun made her hole-in-one on the 17th hole (par 3) in the first round of the tournament held at the Lakewood Country Club Mountain Path and Forest Path Course (par 72) in Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do.
The ball hit with an 8-iron from a distance of 136m with a tailwind fell on the green and rolled into the hole.
In this hall, a 92 million won Mercedes-Benz electric car presented by The Class Hyosung was put up as a hole-in-one prize.
Han Jin-sun received a hole-in-one prize worth four times the prize money of 24.27 million won she earned from participating in four tournaments this season.
This is the third hole-in-one on the KLPGA Tour, Han Jin-sun said, “I have a good shot these days, so I wanted to do a hole-in-one soon. Seeing the ball land on the green and roll towards the hole, I thought it was going to be a hole-in-one.”
Han Jin-seon said, “When I count the hole-in-one in non-competitions, such as the practice round, I made a hole-in-one seven times.”
Han Jin-sun added that he would ride the car he received as a prize.
Han Jin-sun will challenge for the second victory in his life in a major tournament with a flawless play that includes a hole-in-one and adds three birdies without bogey.
Han Jin-seon, who had the best season by climbing to 14th place (441.2 million won) in prize money rankings, enjoying the thrill of winning her first victory at the High1 Resort Women’s Open last year, said, “I want to make use of the opportunity to win a major tournament that I missed last year.” .
Han Jin-sun took the lead in the final round at the Hite Jinro Championship, her last major tournament of the season last October, but she suffered a come-from-behind defeat to Park Min-ji.
Park Gyeol-do also tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey, recording a 5-under-par 67 and tied for the lead, laying the foundation for her second victory in about 5 years after winning the SK Networks Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Classic in 2018.
Bang Sin-sil, a former national team member, tied for the lead with a ‘5 consecutive birdies’ in her debut match on the KLPGA Tour.
Bang Shin-sil, who jumped into the professional stage after a tie for 8th place at the Augusta Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament last year, has not had a chance to compete on the KLPGA tour.
In the KLPGA Tour seeding match last year, she ranked 40th and did not return to the starting order. Sinsil was playing in the Dream Tour, not the KLPGA Tour. I got a chance to compete.
On the 24th and 25th, she competed in the third round of the Dream Tour held in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, but she missed the cut.
Bang Sin-sil started today with a bogey on hole 1 (par 5) and a double bogey on hole 2 (par 4), but after that, he adapted to the green speed and showed a spirit of catching 8 birdies without bogey in the remaining 16 holes. I vomited.
In particular, following the birdie on the 12th hole (par 3), he caught a birdie on five consecutive holes from the 14th to the 18th hole, reducing 6 strokes in the last 7 holes.크크크벳
Bang Shin-sil said, “My goal was to pass the cut, but today’s performance was so good that I’m a little greedy.”
Song Ga-eun, Jung Si-woo, Park Do-young, and Jeon Woo-ri recorded 4 under par 68 strokes side by side, and tied for 4th place by 1 stroke with the leader.
American LPGA tour member Kim A-lim, who crossed the Pacific Ocean to defend her title as the defending champion, got off to a good start on the first day with 4 birdies and 1 bogey tied for 3-under-par 8th place.
Including Kim A-lim, 7 people including Lee So-young and Choi Ye-rim are tied for 8th place.
Yoon Chae-young, who entered the retirement game, finished the first round with a tie for 41st with Lim Hee-jung, Lee So-mi, and Hwang Yu-min, hitting an even par 72.
Park Min-ji, who won the money prize with 6 wins each for the past 2 years in a row, finished with 1 birdie and 2 bogeys for a 1-over par of 73, tied for 73rd with Kim Su-ji and Kim Hae-rim.