Jung-Min Hong turned on the blue light on the prospect of a second consecutive victory at the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won).
In the afternoon of the 20th at Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6,350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, Hong Jung-min beat Ahn Seon-ju by 3 holes in the quarterfinals.
In the third year, Hong Jeong-min hit veteran Ahn Seon-joo with only 3 birdies in the first half.
And in the 16th hole (par 3), he dropped a long-distance par putt and won with two holes left.
In the previous group stage, he calmed the rookie Bang Shin-sil’s blast and defeated Ji Han-sol in the round of 16.
Hong Jung-min, who won his first tour victory last year at this tournament, is about to record his second career victory and first title defense in the tournament.
In this tournament, which is held in a match play format with many variables, no player has yet won the championship for two consecutive years while celebrating its 15th this year.
After finishing the quarterfinals, Hong Jung-min said, “I’m greedy to defend the title, but I don’t feel close (to win) because I have to face up against players who are on the rise.”
Hong Jung-min’s opponent in the quarterfinals is Seong Yu-jin.
Seong Yu-jin won her 2nd year Seo-yeon Yoo in six holes that day.
Seong Yu-jin, who finished her first half with a 3-hole lead, consolidated her winning streak in the second half when her bogey on the 10th hole (par 4) of Seo-yeon Yoo and her own birdie on the 12th hole (par 5) crossed.
Afterwards, she ran away with a 6-hole car on the 13th hole (par 3) and won an early victory.
Seong Yu-jin, who won all 3 matches in the group stage, recorded 5 consecutive victories following the round of 16.
When the reporters said, “Hong Jung-min’s momentum is not easy,” Seong Yu-jin confidently said, “I think my momentum is better.”
토토사이트 The semi-finals between Han Jin-seon and Na Hee-won and Roh Seung-hee and Park Hyeon-kyung are still in progress.