The Taegeuk women who challenged for a second straight victory hesitated on the first day of the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown (total prize money of 2 million dollars), a women’s national golf competition.
Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire). The Korean women’s golf team, consisting of Jeon In-ji (29, KB Financial Group), Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte), and Choi Hye-jin (24, Lotte), was held on the 5th (Korean time) at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California, USA. On the first day of the tournament, they lost both matches to Australia.
The event was established in 2014 and will be held for the 4th time this year following 2016 and 2018. South Korea won the 2018 tournament held in Incheon. After that, it was 크크크벳 not held due to the Corona 19 incident, so it was held in 5 years.
Korea was placed in Group B along with Australia, Thailand and Japan. The top two finishers in the group stage will advance to the semifinals and win the tournament.
On the first day, which was held in a two-person four-ball format, Korea paired Jinyoung Ko and Hyojoo Kim and Inji Jeon and Hyejin Choi, but lost to Australia’s Hannah Green and Sarah Kemp and Lee Minjee and Steph Kiriako from Australia.
Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo, friends of the same age, lost by two holes to the 17th hole against the Green-Kemp duo.
Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin also started at a disadvantage by conceding three holes in the first half, then chased after them to balance, but gave up the game due to a lack of support. Australia won with Lee Min-ji’s birdie on the 15th hole, and Korea lost as they took it to the 18th hole.
After a shaky start with two losses to Australia, Korea seeks a turnaround in matches against Thailand on the 6th and Japan on the 7th.
After the game, Jeon In-ji said, “Since the result has already ended, it will be more important to accept it than to regret it.” I will try my best,” he said.
Choi Hye-jin said, “It’s been a while since I played as a national team player, so I was very nervous at first. It’s the biggest regret that I missed even though I had a few chances in the beginning.”
Ko Jin-young said, “(Kim) Hyo-joo got sick yesterday evening and was actually not in a good condition today, but he guided me well in the second half.”
Kim Hyo-joo said, “Today, the Australian players are in very good condition,” and said, “It’s a pity that I’m not in very good condition. Tomorrow, both teams will win and bring a lot of points.”
On this day, Thailand won two consecutive victories against Japan and tied for the lead in Group B.
In Group A, Sweden overcame England with two wins, and the United States and China exchanged one win each.