Seong Yu-jin (23) showed hope on the LPGA tour.

In the third round of the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars) held at Hoakalay Country Club (par 72토스카지노) in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, USA on the 15th (Korean time), Eugene Sung tied 2 birdies and 1 bogey to score 1 under par 71 strokes. hit

Seong Yu-jin, who recorded an interim total of 9 under par and 207 strokes, became the sole leader by one stroke. Georgia Hall (England), Hataoka Nasa (Japan), and Natakrita Wongtawirap (Thailand), who are tied for 2nd place, are expected to compete fiercely with 1-2 strokes, but if they win this time, they can go straight to the LPGA Tour.

Seong Yu-jin entered the tournament as a recommended player. She qualified for the event last year when she won her first wire-to-wire win at the Lotte Open on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour.

If Sung Yu-jin reaches the top this time, it will be the first non-member LPGA Tour victory since Maya Stark won the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Sweden in August last year. It is the first Korean player since Kim A-lim (28), who reached the top at the 2020 US Women’s Open.

With Seong Yu-jin’s surprise performance, she added vitality to Korean women’s golf, which faced the crisis theory. This year, Yoo Hae-ran (22) achieved splendid achievements, such as passing the top spot in the Q Series, but with the Corona 19 pandemic, she drew criticism that women’s golf was on the decline.

The grades were not good, and there were no new characters. As the Corona 19 restrictions were gradually lifted, Choi Hye-jin (24), Annarin (27), and Kim A-lim (28) stepped forward, but existing players suffered injuries and sluggishness. Since 2015, the rookie of the year, which Korea has held for five consecutive years, has been given to Thai players, and last year, it was only a four-win partnership.

KLPGA tour players are also showing a lukewarm response to entering the world stage. Overseas players encouraged their juniors to take on challenges whenever they went on the domestic stage, but players who were worried about difficulties in adapting to life abroad, language, and mobility hesitated.

If Sung Yu-jin wins this competition, she could make a big splash. Domestic players will be able to show the confidence that they can perform on the overseas stage, and golf fans will be able to show the performance of a Korean player who surprisingly won the LPGA tour.

Seong Yu-jin said, “I was nervous because it was an LPGA Tour event, but I tried to do it like I did in Korea. I never thought about winning. I will try to show the best golf game.”

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