Seo Yeon-jeong’s fiery performance in her 10th year on the tour, and rookie Hwang Yu-min’s chase as she challenges for her first win.
It is expected to be exciting to watch their shots in the final round of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour KG Ladies Open (total prize money: 800 million won).
Seo Yeon-jeong hit 9 under par 63 with 10 birdies and 1 bogey in the second round of the tournament held at Sunning Point Country Club (par 72) in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 2nd. This is one stroke short of the tournament course record (10 under par, 62 strokes). Seo Yeon-jeong, in her 10th year on tour, is now the sole leader, moving her ranking up 22 places and set for her first win in just her 260th appearance.안전놀이터
Seo Yeon-jeong said, “I will put aside my desire to win and play.” “I want to show the seasoned beauty of 10 years of experience,” she said of her determination.
Hwang Yu-min showed his improved shooting sense in the second half of the second round. Hwang Yu-min, who caught his third birdie of the day at the 10th hole (par 4), made birdies for 3 consecutive holes starting from the 12th hole (par 3). And with a birdie at the 16th hole (par 3), she was once tied for the lead with Seo Yeon-jeong.
However, Hwang Yu-min missed the par putt in the 17th hole (par 4) and made a bogey, losing one stroke, and tied for second place with Noh Seung-hee with an interim total of 10 under par 134 strokes. Hwang Yu-min, who is recording his first win of the season, is currently ranked first in Rookie Award points. Hwang Yu-min competes for the championship on the last day and aims for his second win.
Noh Seung-hee, who was the leader in the first round, shot 3 under par 69 in the second round. With a mid-term total of 10 under par and 134 strokes, he tied with Hwang Yu-min for second place. Lee So-mi, who reduced 3 strokes in the second round, recorded an interim total of 9 under par and ranked 4th.
In the second round, the start of the first group was delayed by 1 hour and 20 minutes due to thick fog in the early morning. As the remaining rounds were held the previous day, some players in the group that started in the late afternoon were unable to complete the second round. Seung-yeon Lee, Seul-gi Lee 2, and So-hyun Ahn, who started as the last group of the afternoon, finished the match at sunset with 2 holes left.
The game-ending siren sounded at 7:11 p.m. on the 2nd, and the players in the afternoon starting group created a spectacle of running from hole to hole in the later rounds. There were many players, such as Hwang Yu-min and Kim Su-ji, who played the 18th hole in dark conditions.
Kim Su-ji, who is challenging for the championship for two consecutive weeks, defending champion Hwang Jeong-mi, and Choi Ye-rim formed a group tied for 5th place with 8 under par 136 strokes.