Lee Jung-min reached the top of the PLK Pacific Rings Championship and stepped on the 10th win in the KLPGA Tour.
Lee Jung-min made 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the final 3rd round of the 2023 Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won) held at Twin Doves GC (par 72) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 18th. I tied it up and recorded 1 under par 71 strokes. Recording a final total of 9 under par, 207 strokes, Lee Jung-min won the championship by beating 2nd place Choi Ye-rim by 3 strokes. The winning prize is 126 million won.
Lee Jung-min lifted the championship trophy in a year and two months after the KLPGA Tour Dongbu Construction and Korea Land Trust Championship in the 2022 season and recorded his 10th personal victory.
Lee Jung-min, who had been tied for second place, one stroke behind leader Choi Ye-rim until the day before, played calmly and took the lead in the final round, where many players struggled due to strong winds. Lee Jung-min, who reduced two strokes in the first hole, also made consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes in the second half. In the second half of the 14th, 15th, and 16th holes, bogey was committed consecutively, but the pursuers also could not reduce the number of strokes, and Lee Jung-min confirmed the victory by 3 strokes.
Lee Jung-min said, “It was a really tough day. The wind was blowing strong and the pin position was really difficult. I told my caddy to play with as much patience as possible. I was able to win the championship by playing calmly.”
“Honestly, I feel that winning is not easy. The course is getting longer, the stamina is low, and a lot of really good young players are coming up. It comes with meaning,” he said.
When asked about his future goals, Lee Jung-min said, “I was injured at the beginning of the 2022 season, but I continued to play without fully recovering from the injury. I hope there are no injuries,” he said.
Choi Ye-rim’s first win on the regular tour since 2018 ended unfortunately this time as well. 메이저놀이터
Choi Ye-rim, who started the third round with a one-stroke lead, recorded four bogeys after a birdie on the second hole (par 4) and ended up with a 3-over par on the final day, and had to be satisfied with the 5th runner-up.
Seo Jin-jin came in 3rd place (5 under par 211 strokes), and Hong Jung-min, Heo Da-bin, and Lee So-young tied for 4th place (4 under par 212 strokes).
Park Hyun-kyung and Lee So-mi were tied for 12th place (2 under par, 214 strokes).
The KLPGA Tour, which held two tournaments overseas to mark the start of the 2023 season, entered a break and promised the first half of next year.