‘Scary newcomer’ Bang Sin-sil (pictured) defeated defending champion Hong Jung-min on the last hole to win the first round of match play.
On the 17th, Bang Sin-sil played against Hong Jung-min in the first round of group 8 in the group stage of the 15th Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour held at Ladena GC (par 72, 6350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. After repeated slugfests, they won by one hole and took one point.
The match between Hong Jung-min, who won the championship for the first time in his life last year, and Bang Shin-sil, a former national team player who hit a 290-yard long hit, was the most eye-catching match on the first day.
Hong Jung-min was dragged by a two-hole difference until the sixth hole, then won holes 7 through 9 in a row and overturned by a one-hole difference. After losing the 11th hole (par 4) and forming a tie, they ran away by two holes with a lucky eagle on the 12th hole (par 5) and a birdie on the 13th hole (par 3) and seemed to be winning.
But the room didn’t give up. After winning with Hong Jeong-min’s bogey on the 14th hole (par 4), he caught a birdie on the 16th hole (par 3) and returned the game to the starting point. Then, in the final match on the 18th hole (par 5), Bang Sin-sil caught a birdie by putting a third shot 1m beside the hole, and Hong Jung-min ended the long game with a par due to a tee shot.안전놀이터
Bang Sin-sil said, “I am really happy to take a chance and win on the last hole. We will advance to the finals based on today’s victory.” Bang Shin-sil was pushed out of the regular tour seed rankings and is currently conducting the Dream Tour (part 2). Bang Shin-sil, who is competing for the championship based on her powerful long hits, tied for 4th in the KLPGA Championship, where she first had the chance to participate, and tied for 3rd in the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship, must win to go up to the regular tour this season. there is. Bang Sin-sil plays the group stage with Lee Chae-eun and Seo Yeon-jung in turn.
64 players are divided into 16 groups of 4 each to play the group stage, and the first place in each group advances to the round of 16 tournament to determine the winner by knockout method.
Kim Min-byeol, the leader of this season’s Rookie of the Year race, also caught a big fish by beating Jo Ah-yeon, who won two wins last season, by one hole in Group 13.