As many as seven people are tied for the lead. The OK Financial Group Shotman Open, the 24th tournament of the 2023 season of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, saw fierce competition for the lead from the first day.
On the first day of the tournament held at Club 72 Haneul Course (par 72) in Yeongjong Island, Incheon on the 15th, seven players, including Lee Ye-won, the leader in the prize money rankings, Moon Jeong-min, Choi Ye-rim, Mada Som, Kim Woo-jung, Park Bo-gyeom, and Ha Min-song, shot 6 under par 66.
There are a total of 24 players who hit scores in the 60s, including 6 players tied for 8th place with 5 under par 67 strokes, 7 players tied for 14th place with 4 under par 68 strokes, and 4 players tied for 21st place with 3 under par 69 strokes.
In this competition, three challenges are as interesting as the fierce토토사이트 competition for the championship.
First of all, the question is whether co-leader Lee Ye-won will surpass 1 billion won in prize money for the season. Lee Ye-won, who currently ranks first in the prize money rankings with 989,234,197 won, will be the first to reach the 1 billion won mark if she ranks 11th or higher in this tournament. The total prize money for 11th place in this competition, which has a total prize money of 800 million won, is 11.2 million won.
So far, there are only eight players who have exceeded 1 billion won in prize money for the season: Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Park Seong-hyun, Lee Jeong-eun6, Choi Hye-jin, Jang Ha-na, Park Min-ji, and Kim Su-ji. Among them, Park Min-ji entered the 1 billion won club in season prize money twice, in 2021 and last year.
Lee Ye-won, who started with the 10th hole on this day, recorded 8 birdies and 2 bog
Since long hitter Moon Jung-min, who won the Dream Tour, the second part of the tour last week, was eliminated, it has emerged as a matter of interest whether he will win the first part of the tour in a row.
Moon Jung-min, who was seeded No. 41 this year and is playing both the regular tour and the Dream Tour, won the 13th round of the KLPGA Dream Tour held at Baekje Country Club (par 72) in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do on the 13th after overtime. Moon Jung-min, who ranked 5th in the Dream Tour money rankings, has a higher chance of receiving a seed on the 2024 KLPGA Tour, which is awarded to those ranked 20th in the Dream Tour money rankings.
Moon Jung-min missed the cut six times in 13 tournaments on the regular tour, and her only top-10 result was a runner-up finish at the 1991 Kyochon Ladies Open. His regular tour money ranking is 78th.
Moon Jeong-min, who is ranked second in long shots (260.38 yards) following Bang Shin-sil (266.68 yards), used his long hitting power on this day to make a near-perfect play, catching 6 birdies without bogeys.
There is interest in whether veteran Jang Hana, who is struggling in a severe slump, will succeed in passing the first cut of the season.
Jang Hana shot an even par 72 with two birdies and two bogeys on this day. Although she is tied for 65th place, 72 strokes on this day is a very meaningful stroke for Jang Hana. This is because he broke the ‘chain of consecutive over pars’ that had been tied for 38 rounds.
Jang Ha-na fell into a vicious cycle of cut-offs, withdrawals, and over par after recording a tie for 32nd on the final day of the Daeyu Winia/MBN Women’s Open, which ended on August 14 last year. Since August of last year, he has not passed the cut once and had consistently scored over par for 38 rounds before today.
Even if Jang Hana gets cut off due to a bad score in the second round, it seems like she will be able to find confidence in her shot.
Jeong-eun Lee6 finished the first round in a tie for 25th with 2 under par 70 strokes, and last year’s champion Kim Su-ji finished the first round in a tie for 65th with even par.
eys, and also caught 4 consecutive birdies from the 13th to 16th holes.