Yoo Hae-ran leads the KLPGA season for two days in a row


Yoo Hae-ran, who is in her second year on the KLPGA Tour, is close to achieving two wins in the final tournament of the season.

In the second round of the SK Shielders-SK Telecom Championship, the last tournament of the season held at Raviebel Country Club Old Course in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, Yoo Hae-ran tied 6 birdies and 3 bogeys to hit 3-under par 69.

Yoo Hae-ran, with a mid-total 8-under 136 shot, maintained the lead for two days in a row following the first day.

Yoo Hae-ran, who won the El Crew TV Chosun Celebrity Pro-Am in September, raised the possibility of achieving four career wins in two seasons.

Yoo Hae-ran finished runners-up by one stroke last year in this competition.

In today’s semi-shotgun game, which was played an hour later than scheduled to clear the frost on the green, Yoo Hae-ran started the second round on the 5th hole.

Hae-ran, who slipped from the lead with a bogey on the 7th to 9th holes, took the first birdie on the 12th hole (par 3) as a signal and showed a back spirit to reduce 6 strokes and regained the lead.

Park Joo-young hit a 4-under-par 68 without bogey, and climbed to second place by three strokes in Yoo Hae-ran.

Park Joo-young, who participated in the 249th KLPGA Tour event and failed to report the victory, challenged the record for the longest participation in the KLPGA Tour for the first time.

The record for the longest first win on the KLPGA Tour is 237 matches set by Ahn Song-i, who won this tournament in 2019.

Da-yeon Lee, Hyun-kyung Park, Ga-young Lee and others were tied for third place (3 under par 141).

Hana Jang, who finished tied for 8th (2 under par 142) by reducing three strokes, solidified her lowest batting award.

Park Min-ji, who lost one shot on the day, was eliminated with a 3-over par, but Hee-jeong Lim, who placed second in the grand prize points, failed to pass the cut with a 4-over par, and confirmed the grand prize.

Park Min-ji won three gold medals, including the prize money king and the multi-winner king.

Defending champion Hye-jin Choi and Ji-young Park, who had been looking for the championship for two weeks in a row, also ended the season bitterly as they missed the cut.

Ga-eun Song, who placed 1st in the Rookie of the Year race, advanced to the final round with a tie for 8th (2 under par 142) and effectively confirmed the Rookie of the Year.

Kim Ha-neul, who left the field at the end of this tournament, finished the final official tournament with a total of 9-over-par 153 with a 4-over-par 76.

(Photo = provided by KLPGA, Yonhap News)


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