Defending champion Hong Jung-min beats the Bang Shin-sil blast and advances to the KLPGA match in the round of 16

Hong Jung-min (21), the defending champion of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won), advanced to the round of 16 by defeating the best long hitter Bang Shin-sil (19) on the tour.

Hong Jung-min beat Lee Chae-eun (24) by two holes in the third round of the group stage of the tournament held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6350 yards) in Chuncheon on the 19th. Bang Shin-sil, who had two wins until the previous day, lost by three holes, leaving one hole to Seo Yeon-jeong (28). Hong Jeong-min and Bang Shin-sil, who had 2 wins and 1 loss (2 points), went into overtime in a one-game match to decide first place in the group. In this tournament, 64 players are divided into 16 groups of 4, and only the first place in each group advances to the round of 16.안전놀이터

After the first hole of the extension, the 10th hole (par 4), tied with a par, Hong Jung-min, who caught a birdie on the second hole of the extension, the 11th hole (par 4), defeated Bang Sin-sil, who stopped at a par. In the first round of the group stage two days ago, Hong Jung-min lost to rookie Bang Sin-sil by a single hole. Hong Jung-min, who won consecutive victories afterwards, said, “Seeing the bitter taste of losing in the first round gave me an opportunity to gritting my teeth and work harder.” “At the time, rather than being suppressed by the momentum of Bang Shin-sil, my strong point, the 52-degree wedge shot, didn’t go as I wanted,” he said.

Park Ji-young (27), Lim Hee-jung (23), Park Hyun-kyung (23), Seong Yu-jin (23), Ahn Seon-joo (36) and Ji Han-sol (27) advanced to the round of 16. Park Min-ji (25), Lee Ye-won (20), and Kim Min-byeol (19) were eliminated.

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