So-young Lee, Hyun-kyung Park, and Ga-eun Song tied for the lead on the first day of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf, KLPGA Tour Hana Financial Group Championship, with a total prize money of 1.5 billion won and a championship prize of 270 million won.
In the first round of the tournament held at Incheon Bears Best Cheongna Golf Course (par 72), Soyoung Lee made 5 birdies and no bogeys, hitting 5 under par 67.
In an interview after the game, Soyoung Lee said, “I felt like I could play steadily. However, there are still three days left in the tournament, so I have to do my best until the end,” and added, “I will pay as much attention as possible to the distance of the putt. I am trying to hit it past.” Yes.
Hyun-kyung Park and Ga-eun Song are also tied for the lead at 5 under par.
Park Hyun-kyung, who said she was in the process of correcting her shots, said, “After last week’s competition, I thought it couldn’t go on like this, so I went into corrections. It’s been going on since the Sunday after the competition ended. I decided to make the most of what I was practicing and play courageously, so I decided not to get eliminated in the preliminaries. “I hit it comfortably, but luckily I got two chip-ins and had some good shots,” he said.
Song Ga-eun, who said she played the match while remembering the memory of winning in 2021, said, “Last year, I had a hard time because I had the burden of being the defending champion, and I missed the cut because I felt pressured. I didn’t have high expectations because my performance last year was not good, but I watched the rebroadcast of the overtime match yesterday. “I gained confidence after seeing it,” he said.
Song Ga-eun said, “First of all, I plan to start with the goal of being in the top 10. The fairway is wide and the rough is not that long, so there is no difficulty with tee shots. I think I need to make good second shots to protect the green well and create many birdie chances.” He said.
Mada Som, who won her first career title at the OK Financial Group Shotman Open after a playoff last week, and Thailand’s Tabatha Nakit, a member of the U.S. LPGA Tour, were tied for fourth place at 4 under par.
Choi Hye-jin, who also plays on the LPGA tour, finished the first round in a tie for 6th place with Da-yeon Lee, Su-ji Kim, and Ga-bin Choi at 3 under par.
Ye-won Lee, who is ranked first in prize money and grand prize points with her second win of the season, hit a 2-under par 70 with three birdies and one bogey, and is tied for 10th place with seven people including So-mi Lee, Ga-young Lee, Yeon-jeong Seo, Yu-jin Seong, Shin-sil Bang, Ju-yeon In, and Yeon-hee Kim. It was in place.레고토토
Lee Min-ji, an Australian Korean, and Lydia Ko, a Korean New Zealander, are tied for 19th place with Jin-hee Lim, Yun-ji Jeong, and Ko Ji-woo at 1 under par.
Park Ji-young, who ranks first in average strokes, second in prize money, and second in grand prize points with three wins of the season, shot an even par 72 and tied for 33rd, while Park Min-ji, who recorded 18 wins on the tour, recorded three birdies and five bogeys, hitting a 2-over-par 74. and tied for 62nd place.