Bang Shin-sil (19), who was one of the top three in the national team, but finished 40th in the seed match, wants to shake off her regrets in the first major tournament of the season.
Shin-Sil Bang made 8 birdies and 1 bogie in the first round of the 45th KLPGA Championship (total prize money of 1.3 billion won) of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour held on the 27th at the Lakewood Country Club (par 72) in Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. He tied for the lead with a 5-under-par 67 with a dog and a double bogey.
Bang Sin-sil was one of the three national team members who drew attention ahead of this year’s season. In particular, Bang Shin-sil wore the Taegeuk mark for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022 and even served as captain.
However, he was pushed out of priority for regular tour appearances by finishing 40th before the regular tour seeding match. Kim Min-byeol (19) and Hwang Yu-min (20), who were tied together as a trio, are making their names public by entering the regular tour this year, but Bang Sin-sil is mainly playing on the Dream Tour.
Leaving behind his disappointment, he seized the opportunity to win the first major tournament of the KLPGA regular tour season. The fairway landing rate was 78.57%, the green hit rate was 88.89%, and the number of putts was 28.
It started badly with bogey on hole 1 (par 5) and double bogey on hole 2 (par 3), but he tried to change the mood by recording consecutive birdies on holes 7 and 8. After adding a birdie on the 12th hole (par 3), he secured a foothold for the championship by catching birdies on 5 consecutive holes from the 14th hole (par 4) to the 18th hole (par 4).
Bang Shin-sil said, “I came right after playing the Dream Tour this week, so I couldn’t adapt to the green speed of the regular tour at the beginning of the game. I got used to it little by little from the 4th hole, and I was able to reduce the number of strokes a lot as my shots went well.”
Regarding the poor performance in this year’s Dream Tour, he said, “I’m correcting my swing. My grades weren’t good because there were a lot of misses on tee shots, but it’s getting better. After the field training, I started correcting my swing. Accuracy It is to increase the height and make the swing more comfortable,” he explained.크크크벳
He promised, “My goal was to pass the preliminary round, but today’s performance was so good that I’m a little greedy. The pin position is difficult, so I’ll pay a lot of attention to the second shot for the remaining 3 days, and the green is fast, so I think speed control will be important.” .