Lee Joo-mi, who broke the prejudice that good players cannot succeed, wins her first championship “I didn’t give up, so a day like this happened to me too!”

 “Doesn’t the ball go to the right?”

It was at the ‘2023 Mizuno Brand Day’ held last month. The player who was watching from behind threw a word. He opens his bunny eyes and looks at it, and he says, “Stand with the feeling of showing him a little bit of his left arm (to me).” He corrected his stance as instructed, hit the ball, and flew away with a drawn pitch. “Address is really important for amateur golfers. If you address him with the feeling of keeping his left shoulder closed, you can reduce the pushy pitches that push the ball to the right,” he laughs. He was willing to give a ‘one-point lesson’, attentive yet kind to a person he saw for the first time. He said, “You will definitely win this year,” but it became a reality in a month.온라인카지노

Lee Joo-mi (28, Golden Blue), a 10-year pro veteran, kissed her thrilling first win at the 148th regular tour event. It is an exhilarating victory that overturns the myth that gentle and kind players cannot win.

Lee Joo-mi changed 5 birdies and 1 bogey in the final round of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championship (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at the Ferrum Club East and West Courses (par 72, 6652 yards) on the 16th. reduced stroke. It is a turnaround victory that started the final round with a tie for 4th place by 2 strokes and won the come-from-behind championship by 2 strokes.

Lee Joo-mi, who calmly played the game by reducing one stroke in the first half, reduced another stroke on the 13th hole (par 4) to rise to a tie for second place. Hearing the news that he had risen to the joint lead at the 16th hole, he dropped a birdie putt about 2m into the hole cup at the 17th hole (par 4) to rise to the sole lead. On the last hole, he placed his third shot within 1m of the hole and completed a champion putt with a birdie, then raised his arms.

He won 180 million won, about half of the 372 million won he earned over the past 10 years, as the prize money. Ranking 5th at the 2021 Daebo House The Open was his personal best, but he surpassed it at once. He debuted as a pro in 2013 and started on the regular tour in 2015, but he was so close to obscurity that he only passed 56 cuts in 147 tournaments in his career. It is more valuable because it was won after overcoming the psychological burden of losing the regular tour seed due to the sadness of unknown.

In an interview after the second round of this tournament, Lee Joo-mi, who climbed to 58th place (145.46 million won) in prize money last season and kept her right to the 60th regular tour, said, “It was difficult in the second half of last year because I was worried about seeding.” I want to get good results in the first half and play without worrying about seeds.” With this victory, I can play to my heart’s content for the next two years without worrying about seeds.

In particular, Park Ji-young (27), Park Hyeon-gyeong (23, Korea Real Estate Trust) and Park Min-ji (25, NH Investment & Securities), etc., set a turning point to maximize confidence by shaking off the pursuit of the big trend, which is no wonder who wins. He said, “My parents also said, ‘I don’t think it will work,’ and said, ‘Stop playing golf and find a different life.

“My parents must have had a hard time because of me, but it’s nice to repay them even if it’s small,” said Joo-mi Lee, who was moved by tears. He laughed, saying, “Keeping the seed on the KLPGA Tour means that I still do the basics to some extent.”

At the moment when the tension of winning the first championship in her life was approaching, Lee Joo-mi said, “The 17th hole was difficult, so I thought about going par and aiming for a birdie on the 18th hole. As she was lucky, she made a birdie on the 17th hole.” Lee Joo-mi, who won an emotional victory by persevering with her unbreakable heart, smiled brightly, saying, “I will try to have more fans who support me in the future.” zzang@sportsseoul.com

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