Park Min-ji, who plays on the KLPGA tour, will not participate in the women’s golf national competition
Park Min-ji (25), whose main stage is the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, decided not to participate in the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, a competition of eight women’s golf tournaments on the American Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
She ranked 21st in the women’s golf world rankings announced on the 4th, securing qualification for the International Crown, where the top four players from each country can compete, Park Min-ji, who ranks fourth among Korean players. She did, but she decided not to attend the competition. An official from Park Min-ji’s management company Ji Ad Sports told Edaily on the 4th, “I conveyed her intention to not participate in the LPGA tour the night before. She made this decision after thinking about the KLPGA tour schedule and the distance she traveled,” she explained.
The International Crown will be held at Harding Park TPC in San Francisco, California for four days from the 5th of next month. On the KLPGA Tour in Jeonju, the major tournament Chris F&C KLPGA Championship begins. Also, the week after the competition, Minji Park must compete as the defending champion at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship hosted by her main sponsor. It appears to be a burdensome schedule for her to make her long-distance move to America.
As a result, Choi Hye-jin (25th), who is ranked 5th in the world as a Korean player, is expected to represent Korea at the International Crown. Representatives from each country must confirm their participation by the 7th. In addition, Ko Jin-young (3rd), Kim Hyo-joo (9th), and Jeon In-ji (11th) qualified to compete. 토토사이트
Meanwhile, the seeds of eight participating countries have also been confirmed. The United States was seeded 1, Korea was seeded 2, and Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia and China will participate. Korea was placed in Group B with Japan, Thailand and Australia. South Korea won the International Crown held in Incheon in 2018.
Nellie Koda (2nd), Lexi Thompson (6th), Lilia Bu (12th), Daniel Kang (14th) from the USA, Hataoka Nasa (13th), Ayaka Furue (19th) from Japan, Yamashita Miyu (24th) and Yuka Saso (30th) secured their qualifications.
Sweden’s Lynne Grant (22nd), England’s Georgia Hall (10th), Thailand’s Ataya Titikkun (4th), and Australia’s Lee Min-jee (5th) are players to watch, and they will be the first players to watch at the Dio Implant LA Open on the 3rd. Yin Luoning, who won the championship, jumped to 32nd in the world rankings and participated as the Chinese representative.
Lydia Ko, world No. 1 in women’s golf, won’t compete in the International Crown as New Zealand doesn’t finish in the top eight.