Ji-Young Park is on the verge of winning her second straight championship (total prize money of 1 billion won) at the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championships.
In the third round of the tournament held at the Ferrum Club (par 72, 6,652 yards) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do on the 15th, Park Ji-young hit a 3 under par 69 with 1 bogey and 4 birdies.
She is the sole lead with a median total of 10-under-par 206. She continued her momentum by driving only 7 birdies in the second round the previous day to tie for third place.
She is one stroke behind Park Min-ji and Park Hyeon-kyung in a tie for second place with a 9-under par of 207 strokes.
Park Min-ji raised the ranking by 8 places with 4 birdies without a bogey, and Park Hyun-kyung rose from 3rd to 2nd with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys.
However, Park Ji-young’s back heart was stronger. 메이저놀이터
Until the last hole, Park Ji-young was tied for the lead with Park Min-ji and Park Hyun-kyung, who finished the game first, at 9 under par.
However, in the 18th hole (par 5), he put his third shot close to the hole and calmly dropped a birdie putt to push his competitors to second place.
If Park Ji-young wins, she will accumulate two wins in the season following her success in defending her title.
Park Ji-young achieved her fifth tour career victory at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, the season’s overall opener.
She finished runner-up, winning two of her last 9 tournaments this season, with her finishing runner-up at the Lotte Rent-A-Car Open.
Although it is the beginning of the season, it is ranked first in prize money (267.18 million won) and average at-bats (69.6667 strokes), and second in target points (112 points).
Lee Joo-mi and Kim Min-byeol tied for 4th place with an 8 under par 208 strokes, and Jung Yun-ji, Kim Su-ji and Kim Ji-soo tied for 6th place with 7 under par 209 strokes.
Meanwhile, due to the rain that day, the green was filled with water and the game was temporarily suspended.