Seong Yu-jin, right in front of her first LPGA win, “I thought it was Korea and hit it”
LPGA Tour Lotte Championship (total prize money 2 million dollars, championship prize money 300,000 dollars) On the third day, Seong Yu-jin (Hanwha Q Cells), who took the sole lead, entered the game thinking that it was Korea. said it did
On the 15th (Korean time), in the 3rd round of the tournament held at Hoakalay Country Club (par 72) in Eva Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, Eugene Seong reduced 1 stroke with 2 birdies and 1 bogey, recording a median total of 9 under par 207 strokes. held the lead.
Seong Yu-jin took the lead by one stroke ahead of the group tied for second place, including Australian Korean player Grace Kim, Georgia Hall (England), and Linea Strom (Sweden).
Seong Yu-jin said in an interview with the LPGA Tour after the match, “It’s similar to Korea, but I was nervous because I played for the first time in the last group of the LPGA Tour event.”안전놀이터
Regarding the prospects for the 4th round, he said, “I haven’t thought about it yet, but I think I will try to show my golf and my things more than thinking about winning because there is one more day left.”
Regarding Korean players such as Kim Se-young, Seong Yu-jin said, “I don’t have a close relationship with Se-young because of the age difference, but I think she is a very great player.” do,” he said.
If Seong Yu-jin wins this tournament, she will become the second LPGA Tour winner from Korea after Ko Jin-young (HSBC Women’s World Championship) this season.
In addition, Seong Yu-jin becomes the first player to win the LPGA tournament as an invited player since Lydia Ko at the CP Women’s Open in 2013.
She also became the first non-member winner since Maya Stark at last year’s ISPS Handa World Invitational.
If Eugene Sung accepts an offer to join the LPGA Tour right after her win, she will play on the 2023 LPGA Tour as a rookie. After winning the championship, she can play in the Korean KLPGA and then play in the LPGA from next season.