Ko Ji-woo (21), who was somewhat sluggish this season, won her first win in the Korean Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) regular tour.메이저놀이터

In the final round of the KLPGA Tour McCall-Mona Yongpyong Open (total prize money of 800 million won) held at Birch Hill (par 72) in Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do on the 2nd, Ko Ji-woo combined 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 1 bogey to record 7 under par 65 strokes.

Ko Ji-woo, who recorded a final total of 14 under par and 202 strokes, beat the tied-second group by 3 strokes to reach the top. This is the first win for Ko Ji-woo, a second-year player who entered the regular tour last year. The winning prize was 144 million won.

Ko Ji-woo, who was in 6th place, 4 strokes behind the leader, tried to compete for the championship in earnest, reducing 3 strokes with 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the first half alone while the leading group was sluggish. The highlight was the Eagle on the 10th hole (par 5).

Ko Ji-woo cheers after confirming the championship after putting on the 18th hole.

Ko Ji-woo, who is a long hitter with an average tee shot distance of 7th (250.82 yards), shot a tee shot of 296.5 yards on the 10th hole to protect the fairway, and then put a second shot on the hole at a distance of about 3.5m to make a two-on. He made an eagle putt cleanly and put his name on the lead, and widened the gap by adding birdies on holes 13 (par 4) and 15 (par 4).

Ko Ji-woo competed with Lee Ye-won for the rookie award and finished in second place. Although he did not win the Rookie of the Year award, his debut season went smoothly, competing in 29 competitions last year and finishing in the top 10 six times. His prize money also ranked 12th (298.45 million 835 won).

However, he was sluggish at the beginning of this season. Although he finished runner-up in the Nexen Saint Nine Masters to the extent that he was called a “buddy bomber,” he was eliminated from the cut or moved around the middle ranks. Then, last week, she started to rebound by placing 6th in the BC Card/Hankyung Ladies Cup, and took the top spot in this competition.

Ko Ji-woo said, “Looking at the pin position, I thought, ‘It’s going to be hard to birdie. I can only get two par 5 holes where I can make a birdie.’ raised

“Last year, I made a lot of birdies and made a lot of big mistakes at important moments. Thanks to those mistakes, I learned a lot. Last year, maybe because I was a rookie, there were some reckless parts. Now I think about it once more and I’m more careful.”

Ko Ji-wu, who said he started playing golf at the age of 10, said that as he entered the final round, “he just thought he wanted to win”. He said, “I think about things that shouldn’t have happened after the round of the competition, hit close to 100 balls, practice putts, and go home.” each,” he explained.

He said, “From the beginning of this season, I personally had a lot of trouble, so I couldn’t focus on golf. Now I’m concentrating on golf.” My goal is also. I want to advance to the US later on, and the final goal is to be number one in the world rankings.”

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