Lee Ye-won (20) is competing in the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour’s OK Financial Group Women’s Open (total prize money: 800 million won), which began on Friday at the Club 72 Sky Course (par 72-6713 yards) in Yeongjongdo, Incheon. Lee has a special connection to the tournament as she is the fifth OK Golf Scholar.

Last year, he competed with Kim Soo-ji for the title. Unfortunately, he finished as the runner-up.

No mistakes this time. She is a strong favorite to win this tournament. There is little pressure.

The long-awaited first win was already secured in the opening match. With her second victory of the season, she is the leader in the prize pool ($989.38 million) and in the WeMade Grand Prize points (448). He is on the verge of breaking the 1 billion won mark.

“As an OK Golf Scholar, this was the tournament I wanted to win, but last year’s runner-up finish left me disappointed,” said Lee. “This year, I tried to make up for my shortcomings so that I could shake off last year’s disappointment.” “Although we had a good performance of second place in the last two tournaments, we fell a little short of winning the title,” he said. “We will try to play with a little more focus when competing for the title.”메이저사이트

With eight birdies and two bogeys, he shaved six strokes off his score and moved to the top of the leaderboard. Tied for first place with Moon Jeong-min Choi Yerim Madasom Kim Woo-jung Ha Min-song Park Bo-gyeom at 6-under 66. Seven first-round leaders. The competition is fierce.

Lee made his first birdie on the first hole (par-4) with a putt from about 11 meters, and quickly reduced his score with four consecutive birdies. By the fourth hole of the back nine, he had six birdies and no bogeys. She finished the first round at 6-under with two bogeys and two birdies in her final four holes.

“I felt good today. I was able to save a lot of strokes because my shots were following me throughout the 18 holes,” said Lee, whose first birdie came on the fourth hole. “I had chances on the first three holes, but I was disappointed to miss them all. On the 13th hole, I had about 14 shots left, but I tried to stick it in rather than thinking about putting it in, which led to a birdie and gave me confidence. My putts came back and I was able to play well,” he recalled.

“I thought it was really important to keep the flow going, so I tried to make as few mistakes as possible, but my approach shot hit a sprinkler and bounced away. I think I was a little unlucky.”

Asked about Park’s three-win lead, which puts her in contention for the top spot on the money list and the grand prize, Lee said, “Even when I won two, I didn’t do it first. There are still a lot of tournaments left, so I just need to win three in the remaining tournaments,” she coolly replied.

“As the weather got cooler, I lost about five yards from the beginning of the season, but after the two-week break, I regained my distance and my stamina increased a lot, so I think I can play a little easier,” Lee explained.

“I think players who have good judgment play well when it’s raining or windy,” he said, adding, “I also try to choose my club carefully before shooting, and even if I make a mistake, I try to play in a way that I don’t lose too many strokes.”

Bae Su-yeon Jung So-i Kim Min-seon 7 Kim Ji-hyun Yoon Da-hyun Lee Ji-hyeon 7 chased the top group with a 5-under 67.

Defending champion Kim Soo-ji carded an even-par 72 with a birdie and a bogey. Bang Shinsil was one shot back with three birdies and two bogeys for a 71.

Lee Jung-six had three birdies and a bogey to drop two strokes to 70, while Yoo So-yeon lost one stroke to finish her first round at 73. Photo credit=KLPGA