Seong Yu-jin (pictured) won the 2000-year-old match against Park Hyun-kyung and became the ‘Match Queen’.
Seong Yu-jin defeated Park Hyun-gyeong 4&3 (win by 4 holes leaving 3 holes) in the final of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) held at Ladena GC (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 21st and won the championship. did. Sung Yu-jin, who achieved two wins in 11 months following her first win in her life at her Lotte Open in June last year, took her prize money of 225 million won.
Seong Yu-jin, who advanced to the final by beating last year’s champion Hong Jung-min 4&2 in the semifinal match held earlier that day, took the lead by winning three holes in a row from the second hole. She put a 1.5m birdie putt on the 2nd hole (par 5) and broke her balance. Seong Yu-jin succeeded in putting a 6m birdie putt on the 3rd hole (par 3) and then put a 4m birdie putt on the 4th hole (par 4), leading to the 3rd hole. ran away
Afterwards, Park Hyeon-gyeong made birdies on the 7th hole (par 3) and 11th hole (par 4), but Seong Yu-jin also responded with birdies on the 9th hole (par 4) and 12th hole (par 5) and did not allow the pursuit. Seong Yu-jin caught her birdie on the 13th hole (par 3) and took a 4-hole lead, smiling brightly and raising her right fist as if she was sure of her victory. The match ended on the 15th hole.
Seong Yu-jin, who finished as a joint leader at the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship held in Hawaii last April and then had a good result, such as a regrettable withdrawal by three players, exploded the confidence she gained from the overseas tour in this match play. In the group stage (Group 13), Seong Yu-jin defeated Kim Min-byeol, Cho Ah-yeon, and Cho Eun-hye and advanced to the round of 16 with 3 wins, defeating Kim Min-joo, Yu Seo-yeon, and Hong Jung-min in turn, and won the championship with seven victories.
Seong Yu-jin said, “I am happy to win such a tough game.”
Park Hyun-kyung also reached the final by defeating Park Ji-young, Roh Seung-hee and Na Hee-won in turn after three consecutive wins in the group stage, but she failed to cross the final hurdle and missed the opportunity to win four career victories in two years after the KLPGA Championship in April 2021. Park Hyeon-kyung, who left the runner-up for the third time this season and second place for the ninth time in her career, received her second-place prize money of 135 million won.
In the 3rd and 4th place match,먹튀검증 Hong Jung-min and Na Hee-won finished tied for 3rd place after overtime.