It’s a waste, Seong Yujin… Last Minute Missed LPGA Tour Ticket

On the final day of the LPGA Lotte Championship,
starting with the lead and finishing 2nd after an overtime match
“I had a good experience… Next time I will definitely win”

Grace Kim, a Korean-Australian, “First summit”

“I will win next time. This participation has been a very good experience in my golf life.”

In the Lotte Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars) of the LPGA Tour, where Seong Yu-jin (23) participated as an invited player, unfortunately, she resigned as runner-up after overtime.

Seong Yu-jin, a 5-year Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, scored 3 under par 69 with 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the final round of the tournament held at Hoakalay CC (par 72, 6303 yards) in Eva Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA on the 16th. With a total of 12 under par, 276 strokes, she finished in a joint lead with Liu Yu (China) and Grace Kim (Australia).토스카지노

In her first extension on the 18th hole (par 5), Seong Yu-jin hit her 3rd approach shot too big, sending it to the other side of the green and even missing a par save. After Liu Yu failed to make a birdie putt, rookie Grace Kim made a 2m birdie and won the championship in her third tournament since her debut.

Seong Yu-jin, who won the KLPGA Tour Lotte Women’s Open for the first time in her debut last year and earned the right to participate in this tournament, aimed for the myth of winning an invited player 10 years after Lydia Ko (New Zealand) won the Canadian Women’s Open in 2013, but her final climax couldn’t get over Her regret was even greater because if she won, she would be eligible for an LPGA membership and a ticket to the Chevron Championship, the first major tournament of the season to be held next week.

Seong Yu-jin, who started with a one-stroke lead, kept her position by catching birdies in holes 3 (par 4) and 5 (par 5), but recorded her first bogey in hole 9 (par 3) and allowed a joint lead. After catching the third birdie on the 10th hole (par 4), Seong Yu-jin stayed par save until the 17th hole, finishing second by one stroke, putting a 2m birdie putt on the 18th hole and dramatically joining the playoff.

Seong Yu-jin, who took the lead from the second round and kept the top of the leaderboard until the final round, but missed the championship in overtime, said after the game, “If I have a chance next year, I want to play better as an invited player.” , I will play on the KLPGA tour with today’s experience in mind.”

Grace Kim, a Korean player, reduced 4 strokes with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys that day. In particular, after catching a birdie on the last 18th hole and joining the lead, she birdied again on this hole to become the 12th Australian player to win the LPGA Tour.

Yuyu Liu, who debuted on the LPGA Tour in 2018, aimed to become the third Chinese player to win after retired Feng Sanshan and the previous Dio-Implant LA Open winner Luoning, but withdrew again in front of his first win in his career.

Hwang Yoo-min, a newcomer to the KLPGA, who also participated as an invited player, tied for 9th place (8 under par, 280 strokes), and Lotte member Choi Hye-jin tied for 13th place (6 under par, 282 strokes). Kim Hyo-joo, who challenged for a second consecutive victory in the tournament, started from the lead, but lost 6 strokes in the 2nd round and finished in a tie for 48th place (1 over par 289 strokes).

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