The ‘2023 Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won)’, the only match play competition on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, entered a fierce battle on the 17th at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon. On the first day of the tournament, Gangwon golfers got off to a fresh start with 4 wins.

The most brilliant player on this day was Han Jin-seon (26, Kakao VX) from Sokcho. Han Jin-sun, who had her first match against Kim Rian, took 8 birdies and won with 5 holes left. Han Jin-sun recorded birdies on holes 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9, leading with 5UP in the first half alone. He also got birdies on the 10th, 11th, and 13th holes, and started the tournament in a good mood by beating Kim Rian 7 and 5.

‘Super rookie’ Kim Min-byeol (19, Hite Jinro) from Chuncheon vomited a spirit that overpowered Joe top seed Jo A-yeon. The strong Rookie of the Year candidate and the 2019 Rookie of the Year meeting, which raised expectations, alternately won and tied up to the 10th hole, and played a breathtaking game. In the 11th hole (par 4), Jo Ah-yeon committed a bogey and Kim Min-byeol, who started to take the lead, kept this lead until the end and defeated Jo Ah-yeon. Cho A-yeon, who was astonished to pick Min-byul Kim’s name at the group draw ceremony held the day before, eventually knelt down to Min-byeol Kim.

Park Ji-young (27, Korea Real Estate Trust) from Wonju, who ranked first in the prize money ranking, also announced the best start. Park Ji-young, who faced off against Bae Soo-yeon, started to get ahead by catching her birdie on the 3rd hole (par 3), and she quickly widened the gap to 3UP by catching 3 consecutive birdies to the 4th and 5th holes. . Park Ji-young lost in holes 7, 12, and 16, but won on hole 9 (par 4) and did not allow a tie, and left the last hole by increasing the gap with Bae Su-yeon, who made a bogey on hole 17 (par 4), to 2UP. and secured victory.

Lim Hee-jeong (23, Doosan E&C) from Taebaek, who finished third in the competition last year, also won her first game. Lim Hee-jung, who took the lead with a birdie on the 2nd hole (par 5), did not allow a single tie afterwards and overpowered Son Ye-bin with a score of 2&1. Lim Hee-jung, who aimed for better results than last year, announced her good start and increased the chances of advancing to the round of 16 tournament (first place in the group).스포츠토토

Jang Ha-na (31) from Chuncheon lost 6&4 to top seed Lee Ga-young in her group. Jang Ha-na bogeyed on 7 of the 14 holes and had a poor shot feel to the point of committing a double bogey on 2 holes. Lee Da-yeon (26, Mediheal) from Wonju withdrew due to injury during the match with Choi Eun-woo. The confrontation between Park Ji-young and Lee Da-yeon, which was scheduled to take place on the 18th, was eventually canceled as Lee Da-yeon gave up the rest of her schedule. Their confrontation was regarded as the best match in the group stage, so it left a big disappointment.

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