Seong Yu-jin (23) stopped “super rookie” Kim Min-byeol (19) with skillful play like a senior.
Seong Yu-jin won Kim Min-byeol 5&4 (5 holes leaving 4 holes) in the second round of the group stage of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do on the 18th. was completed with
Seong Yu-jin, who beat Cho Eun-hye 5&3 in the first game, took two wins and advanced to the round of 16. She can confirm her advance to the round of 16 on her own, even if she draws in the match against Jo A-yeon on the 19th.
From the start, not even for a moment did she give up momentum to Kim Min-byul. Seong Yu-jin ran away from Min-byeol Kim, who made a bogey while catching a par on the 10th hole (par 4), and ran away with a birdie on the 12th hole (par 5) by two holes. He added a birdie on the 15th hole (par 4), and when Kim Min-byeol responded by catching a birdie on the 17th hole (par 4), he caught a birdie on the 18th hole (par 4) and maintained a three-hole lead.
Even in the second half, Seong Yu-jin boasted a seasoned performance. In the 4th hole (par 4), she added a birdie, and in the 5th hole (par 4), Kim Min-byeol made a bogie, and she succeeded in par saving and finished the game.
Seong Yu-jin has not had a bad start this year. Invited to the Lotte Championship held in Hawaii, USA, he finished runner-up after an extended match. Following that momentum, he finished 8th at the Chris F&C 45th KLPGA Championship, the first major tournament of the season, and then finished 9th at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship last week.
Kim Min-byeol also showed good momentum recently, but was unable to defeat Seong Yu-jin. In order for Kim Min-byeol to aim for first place in the group, she must win the third game unconditionally and watch Seong Yu-jin’s match. If Kim Min-byeol defeats Jo Eun-hye in the third match and Seong Yu-jin loses to Jo Ah-yeon, Jo Ah-yeon and the three of them play overtime.
Seong Yu-jin said, “I was dissatisfied with myself even though I won because I made a lot of mistakes in the first round. But today, I am satisfied with the victory while achieving the goal of reducing mistakes.”
Seong Yu-jin, who was satisfied with the no-bogey play, said, “Kim Min-byeol is playing very well, and I thought that even a rookie would be a difficult opponent when he played match play. I was trying to play without it,” he said.스포츠토토
Participating in the Lotte Championship was also a big help. Seong Yu-jin said, “It has been an opportunity for me to grow a lot. On the one hand, I have been able to be satisfied with my tour life in Korea, and golf has become more fun.” promised