‘Hot Six’ Lee Jeong-eun (27) won the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope Match Play (total prize money of $1.5 million) in the second round of the group stage.
Lee Jeong-eun won by beating Hong Ye-eun (21), the same Korean player, by a two-hole difference (2&1) with one hole left in the second round of the group stage of the tournament held at Shadow Creek Golf Course (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 26th (Korean time). did.
Lee Jung-eun, who met Sophia Schubert (USA) the day before and took a lead by 2 holes until the 16th hole, but lost the last 2 holes and ended up in a draw. She also moved up to 1st in Group 2.
Lee Jeong-eun, who participated in 6 tournaments this season and missed the cut in 4 consecutive tournaments, is looking for a revival in match play. Match play can be a new motivation because you only need to focus on winning each hole through a one-on-one match against your opponent.
In this tournament, 64 players are divided into 16 groups of 4 players each, and after three days of group league, only the first place in each group can advance to the round of 16. Lee Jung-eun, who is recording 1 win and 1 draw, will face top ranked Brooke Henderson (Canada, 1 win 1 loss) in the final match of the group stage the next day, the 27th. You have to win unconditionally to advance to the round of 16 on your own. Lee Jeong-eun, who is participating in the tournament for the third time, has yet to advance to the round of 16.
In the match against Hong Ye-eun held that day, Lee Jeong-eun led the game with ease, leading by 3 holes up to the 11th hole. In the 13th hole (par 3), Lee Jung-eun recorded a bogey and Hong Ye-eun blocked it well with a par.
Lee Jeong-eun recorded a bogey on the 16th hole (par 5) and was chased by a 2-hole car, but recorded a par on the 17th hole, where she won even if it was a tie, and confirmed the victory.
After the match, Lee Jeong-eun said on the LPGA, “I’m very happy to have won today.” I was very disappointed with yesterday’s game, so today I tried to focus on the second half as much as possible and lead the game to the end.”
Lee Jung-eun, who said her shot went well until the second half, said, “I think we will be able to advance to the round of 16 only if we win unconditionally tomorrow (against Henderson). It is not an easy player, so I will concentrate until the end,” he said. If I focus on my game as much as possible and make par, the opportunity will come.”
On this day, Korean players delivered the news of victory en masse. Kim Se-young (30) beat Sarah Kemp (Australia) by two holes to record 1 win and 1 loss. They overcame them by one hole and recorded one win and one loss side by side.
Kim A-rim (28) led Lindsay Weaver Wright (USA) by one hole, but gave up the last 18th hole and unfortunately recorded a draw. Kim A-lim has yet to win and is recording 1 draw and 1 loss.
Defending champion Ji Eun-hee (37), who won the previous day, met Maddy Sheriq (Canada) and lost by 3 holes with 2 holes remaining. Shin Ji-eun (31) also lost to Riona Maguire (Ireland) by a single hole.
Jinyoung Ko (28), who returned to world No. 1, Hyoju Kim (28), and Inji Jeon (29) did not participate in this tournament. Of the top 10 players in the world rankings, only two participated, Lilia Bu (4th, USA) and Henderson (8th).메이저사이트
Alban Valenzuela (Switzerland), who had the highest world ranking among the participating players, recorded 1 win and 1 loss, and Henderson also lost to Schubert and recorded 1 win and 1 loss.
Carlotta Ziganda (Spain) and Cheyenne Knight (USA), Pajari Anannarukan (Thailand), Leona Maguire (Ireland), Maya Stark (Sweden), Furue Ayaka (Japan), Ally Ewing (USA), Nine players, including Celine Boutier (France) and Anna Nordqvist (Sweden), won two consecutive victories to advance to the round of 16.