Seong Yu-jin (23) advanced to the final by beating defending champion Hong Jung-min (21) of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won).
On the morning of the 21st, Seong Yu-jin beat Hong Jung-min by 4 holes with 2 holes left in the semi-final match held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6,350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do.
Seong Yu-jin took the 3rd hole (par 3) and 4th hole (par 4) and finished the first half with a two-hole lead.
Hong Jung-min caught up with a birdie on the 10th hole (par 4), but Seong Yu-jin pulled out an eagle on the 12th hole (par 5) and ran away.
After that, Sung Yu-jin dropped a 9m birdie putt on the 14th hole (par 4) and finished with a birdie until the last hole 16 (par 3).
Hong Jung-min, the winner last year, attempted to defend the title for the first time in the history of the tournament, but fell to his knees at the threshold of the final.
As a result, no player has won the championship for two consecutive years in this year’s 15th edition.
Seong Yu-jin’s opponent in the finals is Park Hyeon-gyeong (23), who is the same age as her with three wins in her career.
Park Hyeon-kyung gave her a physical advantage over Na Hee-won (30), who had played 39 holes the previous day, and she won by 4 holes.안전놀이터
Park Hyun-kyung led by 4 strokes with 1 birdie and 3 bogeys from Na Hee-won until the 8th hole, and Na Hee-won cut one stroke with her first birdie at the 9th hole (par 4).
Na Hee-won, who wrote down her bogey on the 14th hole (par 4), failed to win the 15th hole (par 4) and lost with 3 holes left.
Seong Yu-jin and Park Hyun-kyung pledged to compete in good faith.
Seong Yu-jin said, “I am very happy to be able to play a fair match with a friend I have seen since I was young.”
Park Hyun-kyung also said, “We have competed a lot since elementary school and have grown together, so we know each other well.”
The final will be held at 1:15 p.m. Hong Jeong-min and Na Hee-won’s match for third and fourth place starts at 1:00 p.m.