Hong Jung-min turned on the blue light on the prospect of a second straight victory at the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won).
Last year’s winner Hong Jung-min beat An Seon-ju by three holes in the quarterfinals of the tournament held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6,350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the afternoon of the 20th.
In the third year, Hong Jeong-min hit veteran Ahn Seon-joo with only 3 birdies in the first half.
He dropped a long-distance par putt on hole 16 (par 3) and won with two holes left.
In the previous group stage, he calmed the rookie Bang Shin-sil’s blast and defeated Ji Han-sol in the round of 16.
Hong Jung-min, who won his first tour victory last year at this tournament, is about to record his second career victory and first title defense in the tournament.
In this tournament, which is held in a match play format with many variables, no player has yet won the championship for two consecutive years while celebrating its 15th this year.
After finishing the quarterfinals, Hong Jung-min said, “I’m greedy to defend the title, but I can’t guarantee victory because I have to face up against players who are on the rise.”
Hong Jung-min’s opponent in the quarterfinals is Seong Yu-jin.
Seong Yu-jin won her 2nd year Seo-yeon Yoo in six holes that day.
Seong Yu-jin, who finished her first half with a 3-hole lead, consolidated her winning streak in the second half when her bogey on the 10th hole (par 4) of Seo-yeon Yoo and her own birdie on the 12th hole (par 5) crossed.
Afterwards, she ran away with a 6-hole car on the 13th hole (par 3) and won an early victory.
Seong Yu-jin, who won all 3 matches in the group stage, recorded 5 consecutive victories following the round of 16.
Seong Yu-jin said, “I will try harder as a senior in the semi-finals by showing a more seasoned play.”
Park Hyeon-kyung, who had three wins in her career, won a come-from-behind victory over Noh Seung-hee by two holes.
Park Hyun-kyung, who gave up the 4th hole, made all squares on the 9th hole, then she kept par on the 10th and 15th holes (each par 4), and she ran away by two strokes.스포츠토토
Park Hyeon-gyeong, who finished the game, said, “She made reservations for accommodations until the weekend, so she thought that she would have to play until Sunday because the accommodation cost was too low,” she said.
She said, “Match play requires both luck and relativity, so I think I can rather put it down and play.” said.
Na Hee-won got a ticket to the semifinals after a third overtime match against Han Jin-sun.
Na Hee-won and Han Jin-sun, who played 4 holes each out of 18 holes, could not decide the outcome in the 1st and 2nd overtime.
Na Hee-won dropped her tee shot into the water on the 18th hole (par 5), her 3rd extension, and the defeat seemed to be deepening.
However, Na Hee-won succeeded in par putt with great concentration and beat Han Jin-sun, who wrote a bogey.
Na Hee-won said, “I really don’t know golf.” Heewon Na expressed her feelings, “I won in overtime for the first time. I think I will be able to play without giving up in the remaining tournaments.”
Regarding the time when his tee shot fell into the water, he said, “I was able to hit it comfortably.”