Seong Yu-jin, who won ‘7 matches’, won the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won), which ended on the 21st, and rose to the position of the new ‘Match Queen’. This tournament, held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, is the only match play tournament on the KLPGA Tour.
It was a thrilling victory that paid back even the pain of last year. In the round of 16, Seong Yu-jin managed to get her revenge against Lim Hee-jung (Doosan Engineering & Construction), who gave her a loss in the quarter-finals of this tournament last year. In the quarterfinals that followed, Seong Yu-jin, who had a landslide victory over Yoo Seo-yeon 2 with a score of 6 & 5, showed excitement, and was unstoppable even against defending champion Hong Jung-min in the quarter-finals. Seong Yu-jin, who won consecutive victories on the 3rd (par 3) and 4th (par 4) holes, won 3 holes in the second half of the game and defeated Hong Jeong-min, who had only won 1 hole, by 4 holes, and in the final match, against Park Hyeon-kyung, who was the same age, won by 4. He won the hole car victory and became the main character of the championship prize of 225 million won.
Hong Jeong-min, who challenged for a second consecutive victory by calming the ‘bangsinsil blast’ in the group stage, lost to Seong Yu-jin in the semifinals, and then played Na Hee-won in overtime in the 3rd and 4th place matches, but couldn’t decide the winner and finished the match in a tie for 3rd place. .
Seong Yu-jin’s match queen Lotte Open title defense ‘green light’… ‘Winning the Hanwha Classic is the goal’먹튀검증
Seong Yu-jin showed off her fierce shot at the Doosan Match Play Championship, and the green light was turned on for her title defense at the Lotte Open, which opens on June 1. Seong Yu-jin won the KLPGA Tour for the first time last year by reaching the top at the Lotte Open, and showed off her competitiveness by winning runner-up at the US LPGA Tour Lotte Championship this season as an invited player.
Seong Yu-jin said, “(Through the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship) new challenges and failures became an opportunity to become stronger mentally and as a person.” To compete with these players, consistency and diligence are fundamental. I will continue to work hard,” he said.
It is also expected that part of the prize money will be donated to junior players. After winning the Lotte Open last year, Seong Yu-jin donated part of the prize money to junior players and plans to donate again this year.
For Seong Yu-jin, who won her first win of the season, her biggest goal this season is to defend her title at the Lotte Open and win the Hanwha Classic hosted by her main sponsor. Seong Yu-jin said, “My goal is to win the Hanwha Classic because it is a tournament hosted by the main sponsor.”