Park Hyun-kyung (22), Lee So-young (25), and Hong Jung-min (20), who tied for second place at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, held as the opening game of the 2023 season of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, had to ponder their regrets. It was because he was aiming for a come-from-behind victory in a tie for 2nd place, one stroke behind winner Park Ji-young, but the final round was canceled due to bad weather, and he was unable to fight and confirmed 2nd place in vain.
The three players, who must have been more disappointed than anyone else, unfortunately had a shot showdown in the same group at the PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won), the second tournament of the 2023 season held at Twin Doves Golf Club (par 72) in Vietnam for three days from the 16th. According to the grouping announced on the 15th, Park Hyeon-gyeong, Lee So-young, and Hong Jung-min will depart together from the first hole at 9:50 am (local time).
Among the three, Park Hyeon-kyung, who tied for the lead on the first day and was pushed back to a tie for second place in the second round, is probably the player with the most regret. This is because she had a chance to birdie at a distance of 3m on the last hole of the first round, but could not make it into a birdie. 메이저놀이터
Park Hyun-kyung was the runner-up at the time, and since winning the Chris F&C 43rd KLPGA Championship in April 2021, only runner-up in 52 competitions has been recorded for the 7th time. Park Hyun-kyung’s runner-up began after a cutoff at the Lotte Open in June 2021. She immediately wrote a record of three consecutive runner-up finishes, including the Celltrion Queens Masters, the DB Group 35th Korean Women’s Open, and the BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup. She also finished runner-up at the KB Financial Star Championship in September as well. Even this year, she continued her runner-up record, including the Dayou Winia MBN Women’s Open, SK Networks · Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Classic, and last week’s Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open.
Lee So-young is determined to resolve her regret at the Hyosung Championship held at Twin Doves Golf Club in 2018 by one stroke short of Park Ji-young and her runner-up finish at this tournament. Lee So-young is showing her strong side in her Twin Doves, as she tied for 4th place in 2019 as well. She also expresses her determination to take this opportunity to undo the jinx of Lee So-young, who only won in her even-numbered seasons.Hong Jung-min, who won his first victory in his career by becoming the ‘Match Play Queen’ at the Doosan Match Play Championship in May, aims to win his first stroke play competition. In the stroke play competition last season, there is a record of two runner-ups. Hong Jeong-min, who had been runner-up for the third time this year alone until last week, is also desperate to win this tournament.