Park Min-ji (25, NH Investment & Securities) started in earnest to hunt for two rabbits, winning the title for the first time in two years and winning two weeks in a row.
In the first round of the DB Group Korea Women’s Open (total prize money of 1.2 billion won) held on the 15th at Rainbow Hills CC (par 72) in Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Park Min-ji tied 2 bogeys and 6 birdies to hit 4 under par 68.
He is tied for fourth place, two strokes behind Hong Ji-won (23, Yojin Construction) and Hong Jung-min (21, CJ), who tied for the lead with a 6-under-par 66 stroke. Park Min-ji won this tournament in 2021, but she failed to win the tournament for the second time in a row as she only finished runner-up last year.
Park Min-ji started winning this season with her third straight victory at the Celltrion Queens Masters on the KLPGA Tour four days ago. If she wins this contest, she is winning two weeks in a row.
Park Min-ji was uneasy starting this day with consecutive bogeys on holes 3 (par 3) and 4 (par 4). However, after making up for the number of strokes she lost with consecutive birdies on holes 6 (par 4) and 7 (par 5), she finished the first round by catching 4 birdies without bogey.
Last year’s champion Lim Hee-jung (23, Doosan E&C)메이저놀이터, who played with Park Min-ji, tied for 19th with a 2 under par 70.
‘Super Rookie’ Bang Sin-sil (19, KB Financial Group), who ranked first in long hits, green hit rate, average at bats, average birdie per hole, etc., was tied for 10th place by 3 strokes (3 under par 69 strokes).
He cut out 7 birdies with a formidable long hit of over 300 yards, but the 7th hole (par 5) double bogey was disappointing. Bang Shin-sil also committed two bogies.
Hong Ji-won and Hong Jung-min, who both won their first career wins in the Hanwha Classic and Doosan Match Play last year, seized the opportunity to win their second career.
Lee Ye-won (20, KB Financial Group), who lost the championship to Park Min-ji after an overtime match at the Celltrion Queens Masters just before, recorded a 5 under par 67 and rose to third place by one stroke.
Kim Min-sol (2nd year of Suseong Bangtong High School), who is participating as a national representative in the Hangzhou Asian Games, was tied for 4th with a 4 under par 68 strokes, predicting a blast.
Lee So-young (26, Lotte) with a total of 6 wins, Choi Eun-woo (28, Amano Korea), who won her first career win at the Nexen Saint Nine Masters last April, Jeong Yoon-ji (23, NH Investment & Securities) and Song Ga-eun (23, MG Saemaul Geum). ) were also tied for fourth place.