‘Short game’ genius transformation Lee Ye-won, in front of KLPGA’s first win

 Lee Ye-won is about to win the first championship in her career on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour.

Lee Ye-won lost 2 strokes in the 3rd round of the KLPGA Tour Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open (total prize money of 800 million won) held at Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club Sky Ocean Course (par 72) in Seogwipo City, Jeju on the 8th, but took the lead for two consecutive days with a median total of 7 under par and 209 strokes. kept

She is six strokes behind Jeon Ye-sung and Park Ji-young in second.

The gap widened by one stroke from the lead by five strokes the previous day.

Lee Ye-won, who ran away with a difference in strokes, which was not easy for her turnaround in the final round, had a golden opportunity to win the first championship in her life, which had been difficult to catch.

Lee Ye-won, who made her debut last year and took 3rd place in her money list and even her rookie of the year, was evaluated as having more than enough to win the championship, but her luck in winning did not follow, so she finished runner-up and 3rd place 3 times each. did.

Lee Ye-won, who said that she intensively refined her short game in the winter training camp for two months, maintained her at-bats with a calm short game on this day when the cold and strong wind blew most players unable to hit the green properly and lost at-bats.

SBS golf commentator Shin Hyeon-joo said, “In a strong wind, nothing is more important than short game skills.”

During the first and second rounds of 36 holes, Lee Ye-won, who took the lead thanks to missing the green 12 and keeping par 10 times, missed the green 11 times in the third round when the wind became stronger and the temperature was lower, but the bogey was 4 I only wrote dogs.

In hole 14 (par 3), the tee shot fell into the water, but after receiving a penalty, I blocked the third shot by putting it close to the hole.

It was regrettable that I missed a short par putt after missing the green at the end of the game on holes 16 (par 4) and 17 (par 3), but I finished the third round happily with a 2m birdie on hole 18 (par 5).

Park Ji-young, who won her 5th career title at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Open, the season opener held earlier in December of last year, lost only one stroke and rose to second place (1 under par, 215 strokes).

If Park Ji-young achieves her comeback, she will be the first to win the second season. Park Ji-young has never won more than two championships in a season yet. 스포츠토토

Jeon Ye-seong, who recorded a 2-over-par 74 with a birdie on the last 18th hole (par 5), is also aiming for two wins in two years after winning his first win at the Evercollagen Queens Crown in 2021.

Ahn Seon-joo and Lee So-young, who endured with a 1-over-par 73, challenged for a come-from-behind championship with a tie for third place (even par 216).

Of the 61 players who played that day, 60 scored over par. Lee Ga-young, who hit an even par 72, became the main character of the daily best score.

Park Min-ji wrote an 8-over-par 80 at the end of the worst struggle. Park Min-ji has hit 79 once since his debut, but this is the first time he has hit 80.

Park Min-ji still entered the final round with a tie for 41st place (11 over par, 227 strokes).

World No. 22 Lee Grant (Sweden), who won the rookie of the year and the grand prize by winning 4 wins in the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) last year, also hit an 11-over-par 81, giving her tongue a whimper at Jeju’s strong winds.

Grant finished the third round in a tie for 41st with Minji Park.

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