Hong Jung-min vs Seong Yu-jin · Park Hyeon-kyung vs Na Hee-won, match play quarterfinals complete (comprehensive)
The Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won), the only match play on the KLPGA tour, has been completed.
As a result of the quarterfinals of the tournament held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on the 20th, defending champions Hong Jeong-min (21), Seong Yu-jin (23), Park Hyun-kyung (23), and Na Hee-won (29) succeeded in advancing to the semifinals.
Hong Jung-min,토스카지노 who won his first KLPGA Tour victory last year at this event, is on the verge of recording two wins in his career and the first two consecutive losses in the tournament. No player has yet won the championship two years in a row in this event, which marks its 15th this year.
Hong Jeong-min advanced to the semifinals by defeating Ji Han-sol (27) in the round of 16 and veteran Ahn Seon-joo in the quarterfinals.
Hong Jung-min said, “The feeling of putting is getting better and better. There were many putt misses in the first round, but gradually reducing the error is the secret to improving performance.”
Hong Jung-min, who has recorded an overwhelming record of 10 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss while participating in match play for two years, said, “I am greedy to defend the title, but I have to face up against players who are on the rise, so I don’t feel that close. He made up his mind, saying, “I will squeeze out the rest of my strength from the quarterfinals and play.”
Seong Yu-jin’s iron shot (Photo = provided by KLPGA)
Hong Jung-min meets Seong Yu-jin in the fourth round. Seong Yu-jin, who surprisingly finished runner-up at the Lotte Championship of the LPGA Tour last month, is on a 5-game winning streak in this event. In the group stage, she won all three matches, knocking out Lim Hee-jeong in the round of 16 and Yoo Seo-yeon in the quarterfinals.
Last year, she lost in the quarterfinals, but in the quarterfinals held on this day, she won a big 6 & 5 victory against Yoo Seo-yeon.
Seong Yu-jin said, “In the quarterfinals, I was able to make aggressive putts while looking for a sense of putt. She putts well and she was able to play with ease,” she said.
Meeting defending champion Hong Jung-min in the semifinals, he said, “I think my momentum is better. Because I have more experience, I will not be intimidated and show a seasoned play.”
Park Hyun-kyung’s tee shot (Photo = provided by KLPGA)
Park Hyeon-kyung, who won three wins on the KLPGA Tour, won a come-from-behind 2-hole victory over Noh Seung-hee in the quarterfinals, and Na Hee-won won a ticket to the semifinals after a close match with Han Jin-sun in the third round. Na Hee-won missed a tee shot in the left penalty area on the 18th hole (par 5), the 3rd extension, and made a par save even though defeat seemed to be deepening. Rather, Han Jin-sun recorded a bogey and Na Hee-won advanced to the semifinals.
Park Hyun-kyung, who wrote her best personal record by advancing to the semifinals, said, “Her match play requires luck and relativity, so she can rather put it down and play. Rather than thinking about winning, she will play to her best effortlessly and leave the results to the will of heaven,” she said.
Na Hee-won said, “In overtime, my tee shot fell into the penalty area, but my favorite distance, about 270m, was left, and I was thinking of looking at the pin and hitting it.” “I won for the first time in overtime. It was possible because I did not give up. I think I will be able to play without giving up in the remaining tournaments.”