“I have a lot of ups and downs when I do well or when I don’t, but Minbyeol is calm and his expression doesn’t show. I’m good at shot-making.” (Hwang Yoo-min)
“Yoo-min unni says she can use all the pitches and shots she wants to play during the game, and I want to learn. I am more calm than my sister.” (Kim Min-byeol)
The two “super rookies” from the national team, Hwang Yoo-min (20) and Kim Min-byeol (19), won the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Nexen Saint Nine Masters (total prize money of 800 million won) on the first day. After rising to the top, he revealed his feelings about competing for the rookie award and his determination for the season.
Hwang Yu-min and Kim Min-byeol recorded 4 under par 68 strokes side by side in the first round of the tournament held at Gaya CC (par 72, 6818 yards) in Gimhae City, Gyeongnam on the 21st, one stroke behind 2011 Korea Women’s Open winner Jeong Yeon-ju (5 under par 67 strokes). Started 2nd. Hwang Yoo-min reduced 4 strokes with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys in the bad conditions of a strong wind, and Kim Min-byeol took the lead with 5 birdies, but lost 1 stroke due to a bogey on the 9th hole (par 5).스포츠토토
Hwang Yu-min is a player who left a deep impression on the fans by playing (losing) overtime against ‘trend’ Park Min-ji at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship, which she competed as an amateur last year. Hwang Yoo-min, who returned after finishing tied for ninth at the Lotte Championship of the LPGA Tour held in Hawaii last week and participated in the domestic competition, said, “I will do my best to hit better tomorrow and go to the championship on the last day.” .
Kim Min-byeol, who passed the KLPGA Tour seeding match at the end of last year as the first place, is leading the Rookie of the Year race by tying for 6th and 3rd in the recent two tournaments. At the Medihill Hankook Ilbo Championship last week, he showed competitiveness by hitting 8 under par on the first day and starting as a sole leader, signaling that his first win was not far away.
Kim Min-byeol said, “The feel of the shot continues to be good, so if I follow the putt well, I think there will be good results.”
Hwang Yoo-min and Kim Min-byeol are heating up the green by stimulating their seniors based on their long hitting power and stable shots, which ranked first in drive distance (257 yards) and eighth (253 yards), respectively.
Hwang Yoo-min expressed his desire to compete, saying, “I want to say that I still win in the rookie award competition.” Kim Min-byeol smiled and said, “I knew you would say that. I believe that the rookie award will follow if I pass the cut in each competition and meet the goal of entering the top 10 10 times.”
Jung Yeon-joo took the lead by hitting a 5-under-par 67 with a 157-yard shot eagle and three birdies on the 12th hole.