Park Min-ji (25) attempts to set a record at the last major tournament of the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour season.
Park Min-ji will defend her title at the Hite Jinro Championship, which will be held for four days starting on the 5th at Blue Heron Golf Club (par 72) in Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do. If Park Min-ji, who defeated Jeong Yun-ji (23) in the second overtime in the final round last year and came out on top, wins this tournament, she will set a record of three title defenses in one season for the first time in 41 years since 1982. In KLPGA tour history, only the late Koo Ok-hee defended three titles in one season twice (1981, 1982).
Park Min-ji, who defended her title at the BC Card and Celltrion competitions this season, will tie Koo Ok-hee’s record if she stands at the top in this competition. Minji Park said, “I definitely want to defend my title in the last major tournament of this season. Since this is a time when temperatures drop and greens become hard, green hit rate will be an important variable. He said, “I will focus on tee shots to increase my fairway 메이저사이트hitting rate, which is most important for hitting the green.”
Park Min-ji plans to make a major comeback through this competition. Park Min-ji was called a ‘trend’ by winning 6 wins each for 2 consecutive years until last year, winning the most wins and winning the prize money, but this season, she has 2 wins, 4th place in the grand prize, and 7th place in prize money (623.21 million won). Although they were the first to achieve two wins this season, they have not been able to add a trophy since July. Meanwhile, Park Ji-young (27) won three times, and Lee Ye-won (19), who earned two wins, took the grand prize and first place in prize money (KRW 1,044.54 million). Park Ji-young, who ranked first with the most wins, ranked second in the grand prize and prize money (KRW 947.1 million), forming a ‘two-tier’ structure with Lee Ye-won.
If Minji Park wins, she will win her first major title of the season and become tied for first place in most wins. If you add the winning prize of 216 million won, you can aim for first place in the prize money rankings depending on the results of the remaining five competitions. This is why Park Min-ji shows extraordinary determination to win this competition.
Park Min-ji starts the first round with ‘mom golfer’ Park Joo-young (33), who won her first win in 14 years since her tour debut at the Daebo House D Open last week.