‘Monster’ Bang Shin-sil (19, KB Financial Group) won a come-from-behind victory on the first day of Match Play.
On the 17th, Bang Sin-sil beat Hong Jeong-min by one hole in the first round of the group stage on the first day of the KLPGA Tour 15th Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) held at Ladena GC (par 72, 6350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do.
Hong Jung-min was the winner of this competition last year. Bang Shin-sil is a rookie who competed for the championship at the NH Investment & Securities Championship last week and tied for third place. Bang Shin-sil ranked 21st in prize money for the season and won a ticket to participate in the last train.
Bang Shin-sil trailed by two holes until the 13th hole, but returned the game to square one by catching birdies on the stepping stones on the 14th and 16th holes. And in the last 18th hole (par 5), he made use of his special skill, long hitting, to catch a birdie and beat Hong Jeong-min, who stopped at par, and earned 1 point.
Bang Sin-sil said, “I’m really happy to win by taking a chance on the last hole.”
He then said, “I am grateful that I am receiving a lot of recognition and support,” and said, “I think I will get good results if I play aggressively by taking advantage of my advantage, distance,” burning his will to win.
Lee So-young, who won the first round of the Doosan Match Play group stage, hits a tee shot in the first hole. Courtesy of KLPGA
The tournament will be played in a group stage of 4 players, with the first place in the group advancing to the round of 16. With Lee Chae-eun and Seo Yeon-jeong, the other match in Group 8 to which Bang Shin-sil belongs, recorded a draw, Bang Shin-sil has a slight advantage in advancing to the round of 16.토스카지노
Kim Min-byeol (19, Hite Jinro), the leader of the Rookie of the Year category this season, also won her first win in Group 13 by beating Jo Ah-yeon (23, Dongbu Construction) by one hole.
Park Ji-young (27, Korea Real Estate Trust), the leader in prize money and grand prize points this season, defeated Bae Su-yeon (23) by two holes. The opponent in the second game, Lee Da-yeon, withdrew and confirmed the second win with a bye.
On the other hand, Park Min-ji (25, NH Investment & Securities), who won the money prize for the last two consecutive years, became the biggest victim of this tournament as she lost to one-winner Lee Joo-mi (28, Golden Blue) by a gap of two holes.
Jang Ha-na (32), who has been suffering from severe sluggishness recently, such as never passing the cut this year, was completely defeated by Lee Ga-young (24, NH Investment & Securities) by 6 holes.
Lee Da-yeon (26, Mediheal) of Group 6, the winner of the KLPGA Championship, withdrew due to injury during the match with Choi Eun-woo (28, Amano).
Lim Jin-hee (25, Ankang Construction), who challenged her to win for two weeks in a row, beat Kim Woo-jeong (25, DS ELC) with a difference of one hole. Lee So-young (26, Lotte), who has won the top 10 four times and is in second place in the grand prize points, also won a victory over Kim Ji-hyeon (32, Daebo Construction) by one hole, although there is no championship this season.