Jeong Yeon-joo breaks through the strong wind and leads the 5 under par.
Gangpung-do could not stop female golfers from making birdies.
The first round of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Nexen Saint Nine Masters (total prize money of 800 million won) was held on the 21st at the Sineo Nakdong Course (par 72) at the Gaya Country Club in Gimhae, Gyeongnam. Due to strong winds, the afternoon game started 20 minutes later than scheduled. A wind of 10 m/s started to blow from 1:00 PM, and by 3:00 the wind increased to a maximum of 11 m/s.
The players who struggled with the strong wind also had a longer game time. Lee Jung-min (31), Lee Ye-won (20), and Jeon Ye-seong (22), who started the game at 12:45 pm, finished the game past 6 pm. The match, which usually took about 4 hours and 40 to 50 minutes, became longer by 20 to 30 minutes on this day.메이저사이트
A strong wind blew in, but it couldn’t stop the birdie march.
In the first round of the tournament, Jung Yeon-ju (31) hit a 5-under-par 67 to take the lead by her first stroke alone.
Jeong Yeon-joo picked out only 4 birdies with 1 eagle without a bogey despite the strong wind, including a 156-yard shot eagle from the 12th hole (par 4).
The two Rookie of the Year candidates Hwang Yu-min (20) and Kim Min-byeol (19) also stood out. She shot a 4-under-par 68 side by side to tie for second place.
Hwang Yoo-min pulled out 6 birdies and blocked the bogey with 2, and Kim Min-byul wrote down 5 birdies and 1 bogey.
Hwang Yoo-min said, “It was difficult because the wind blew a lot and the direction turned, but the shot was good and the ball fell to a place where I could fix it even if I made a mistake, so it wasn’t bad.” I want to,” he said.
Kim Min-byeol said, “I tried to play safely without being greedy because the weather was bad, but I got a good score.”
Lee So-mi (24) and Hong Ji-won (23), who have won 5 times on the KLPGA Tour, both scored 3 under par 69 strokes to rank in a tie for 4th place, while Kim Su-ji (27), who won the grand prize last year, shot 2 under par 70 strokes to jump into the championship competition. .
Despite strong winds, 15 players recorded under par on the first day of the tournament.
It is predicted that the wind will die down on the second day of the competition. As the maximum wind speed is expected to not exceed 7m/s, the full-fledged ranking competition is expected to become more intense.