Yujin Sung (23) became the 15th ‘Match Queen’ of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour.
Seong Yu-jin won the KLPGA Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6,350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 21st by a 4-hole car from her peer Hyun-kyung Park.
Seong Yu-jin, who enjoyed her first win since her debut at the Lotte Open last June, snatched her second trophy less than a year later.
Sung Yu-jin’s steps were also lighter as she attempted to defend her title at the Lotte Championship 11 days later.
She has grown even more in terms of both her skills and her mentality after finishing runner-up in the LPGA Tour last month.
On the 16th of last month, he participated in the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship as an invited player and led until the 3rd round, then finished runner-up after overtime in the final round.
Seong Yu-jin, who said, “I learned a lot by playing like a top ranker,” has been on the rise since her return to Korea, placing 8th in the KLPGA Championship and 9th in the NH Investment & Securities Championship.
And on this day, he peaked by becoming the match queen. He received 225 million won in prize money and 60 grand prize points.
Seong Yu-jin, who defeated defending champion Hong Jung-min with an eagle and three birdies in the morning semifinals, continued her good shots and putts in the afternoon finals.
Seong Yu-jin dropped 3 consecutive birdie putts on holes 2 (par 5), 3 (par 3), and 4 (par 4) and quickly ran away by 3 holes.
In particular, in holes 3 and 4, he calmly put the ball into the hole cup from a distance of 5m.
Park Hyun-kyung made her first birdie on the 7th hole (par 3) and chased her by 2 holes, but it was regrettable that she missed two consecutive birdie opportunities due to a weak putt on the 8th hole (par 4).
Afterwards, Seong Yu-jin, who exchanged one hole at a time, consolidated the victory in the 12th hole (par 5) and 13th hole (par 3).
Seong Yu-jin, who succeeded in her consecutive birdies, clenched her fists with a smile as if she was sure of her victory.
Seong Yu-jin, who ran away by car in the 4th hole, tied the 15th hole (par 4) and finished the victory.
Seong Yu-jin took the 9th hole (par 4) and finished the first half again with a gap of 3 holes.
As a result, Seong Yu-jin has not lost a single match since the group stage 3 and reached the championship with 7 consecutive wins.안전놀이터
In the round of 16, he insulted Lim Hee-jung, who had defeated him in the quarter-final of last year’s tournament, and defeated defending champion Hong Jung-min in the semi-final.
Park Hyun-kyung has been unable to break the championship drought that has continued since her second consecutive victory at the KLPGA Championship in May 2021.
Park Hyeon-kyung has been runner-up eight times over the past two years and entered the top 10 23 times, but she has never had a winning streak.
In the match for 3rd and 4th place still in progress, Na Hee-won leads Hong Jung-min by one hole.