the top of the LPGA Founders Cup, starting in 4th place and catching up with 4 strokes in the final R, winning the most 3 times in an
overtime match with defending champ Lee Min-ji …
Seong-jae Lim (25), 15 wins in total
and “I was inspired by seeing Im Seong-jae’s victory”
Kim Si-woo and Byron Nelson, runner-up by one stroke, Seong-jae Lim
(25) won the 3rd round at the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship held at the Ferrum Club in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do on the 14th. It was 2nd place, 5 strokes behind. However, Im Seong-jae reduced the number of strokes by catching an eagle in the 12th hole (par 5) in the last 4 rounds, and eventually won the championship and wrote a come-from-behind drama.
The energy of the reverse electrode created by Lim Seong-jae crossed the Pacific Ocean and was transmitted to Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire). On the 15th, Ko Jin-young overturned a 4 stroke car at the Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) of the LPGA Tour, which just ended at Clifton Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72, 6536 yards) in New Jersey, USA. won the championship
In the final 4th round of the tournament, Ko Jin-young recorded 5 under par 67 strokes, catching only 5 birdies without a bogey. Ko Jin-young, who recorded a final total of 13 under par 275 strokes, won the prize money of 450,000 dollars (600 million won) after a close match with Lee Min-ji (27, Australia) that went to an extension.
Ko Jin-young was in 4th place, 4 strokes behind Lee Min-ji, until the 3rd round. Ko Jin-young, who showed concentration, did not miss the moment when Lee Min-ji hesitated. When Lee Min-ji dropped his tee shot into the water on hole 6 (par 3) and recorded a double bogey, Jin-young Ko countered with a par and reduced two strokes, and also reduced one stroke on holes 16 (par 4) and 18 (par 4). He succeeded and took the game into overtime.
The overtime game was also close. Ko Jin-young left a farther birdie putt than Lee Min-ji, but put the ball into the hole cup in two seconds and kept the ‘2 on 2 putt’ par. On the other hand, Lee Min-ji’s birdie putt missed the hole cup, and even missed the par putt, failing to cross the threshold for a second straight victory by bogey.
With this victory, Ko Jin-young, who added a win in two months since the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March this year, has won her second win of the season and 15 career wins on the LPGA Tour. In this competition, Kim Hyo-joo won in 2015, Kim Se-young in 2016, Park In-bi in 2018, and Ko Jin-young rose to the top in 2019, 2021, and this year, and the strength of Korean players continued.메이저놀이터
Ko Jin-young, who lifted the championship cup, laughed, saying, “I was inspired by watching Seong-jae Lim overcome a 5-stroke gap in a Korean tournament and win the championship.” . In this tournament, which honors the achievements of the Founders, who established the LPGA Tour, Ko Jin-young became the only player to achieve ‘three championships’. Kari Webb (Australia) is the only player who has won the championship twice. Ko Jin-young added, “It is the 6th season on the LPGA tour, and the tour has grown and the number of competitions has increased.”
On the other hand, Kim Si-woo (28, CJ) took the unfortunate runner-up at the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson (total prize money of 9.5 million dollars) held at TPC Craig Ranch (par 71) in McKinney, Texas, USA. Tied for 4th until the 3rd round, he shot an 8-under-par 63 in the 4th round, recording a final total of 22-under 262. However, he had to be content with a tie for second place with Austin Achrott (USA), one stroke behind Jason Day (Australia), who caught a birdie on the 18th hole (par 5). Kim Si-woo, who won four PGA Tour careers, finished second four times with this runner-up. Despite his unfortunate runner-up, Kim Si-woo took home $845,500 in prize money (1.128 billion won).