Choi Hye-jin, Lee Ye-won, and Bang Sin-sil, who have the commonality of being from the national team, will compete in a real sword game in one group. The battlefield is Wonju, Gangwon-do.
The E1 Charity Open (total prize money of 900 million won, winning prize of 162 million won), the 10th tournament of the KLPGA Tour 2023 season, will be held at Seongmunan CC (par 72) in Wonju-si, Gangwon-do for three days from the 26th.
Choi Hye-jin, who has been playing on the LPGA Tour since last year, will compete in the KLPGA Tour event held in Korea for the first time since her debut in the US. Choi Hye-jin participated in the LPGA Tour BMW Ladies Championship held at Oak Valley CC in Wonju, Gangwon Province in October last year. In December of last year, she participated in the KLPGA Tour 2023 season opener, which was held in Singapore, and the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, where she tied for 18th.
Choi Hye-jin has 10 wins on her KLPGA tour. Her last win was the SK Telecom · ADT Caps Championship in November 2020. After that, for 2 years and 6 months, she had no news of winning domestic or international competitions. This year she has competed in 8 events on the LPGA Tour but she has yet to finish in the top 10.
Attention is focusing on whether Choi Hye-jin will be able to quench her thirst for victory on her outing to Korea after a long time. Choi Hye-jin plans to compete at the Lotte Open next week, a tournament hosted by her own sponsor.
‘Monster long hitter’ Bang Shin-sil also participates in this tournament and plays in the same group as Choi Hye-jin and Lee Ye-won. ‘Shinye’ Bang Shin-sil has an average distance of 264.6 yards and aggressive play based on long hitting power, and her presence is clearly imprinted on her golf fans.
This season, he participated in four KLPGA tour tournaments and competed for the championship by playing in the championship group twice. Last month, she placed 4th in the KLPGA Championship and 3rd in the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship.
Lee Ye-won, who was the rookie of the year on the KLPGA tour last year and won her first win at the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open last month, will challenge for multiple wins. Yewon Lee competed in eight events this season and she finished in the top 10 three times, including one win. Choi Hye-jin, Lee Ye-won, and Bang Shin-sil will start the first round at 12:30 pm on the 26th at Hall 1.
Jung Yun-ji, who lifted the championship cup after 5 rounds of overtime at last year’s tournament, will have her first title defense in her life. The competition has been held 10 times so far, but fierce competition for the championship has been held every year to the extent that there is no multiple winners even once.
Jung Yoon-ji said,메이저놀이터 “I know that defending the title is really difficult. Still, if I open E1 Charity, I will play a good match so that Jung Yoon-ji will be remembered.”
In addition, Park Min-ji, who won six wins and prize money for two consecutive years, Kim Su-ji, who won the grand prize last year, and Park Ji-young, who is at the forefront of the grand prize and prize money this season, will also challenge for the championship. Ryu So-yeon, who plays on the LPGA tour, will also participate in this tournament as an invited player.