Jeong Yeon-joo (31) rose to the sole lead on the first day of the Nexen-Saint Nine Masters 2023.
In the first round of the tournament held at the Gaya Country Club (par 72, 6818 yards) in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do on the 21st, Jung Yeon-ju recorded 1 eagle and 3 birdies without bogey, hitting 5 under par 67. Jeong Yeon-joo took the lead by surpassing Kim Min-byeol (19) and Hwang Yu-min (20) who recorded 4 under par 68 strokes.
The match was played under difficult conditions, with the start of the afternoon group being delayed due to strong winds. Jeong Yeon-joo, who caught her first birdie on the 3rd hole (par 5), cruised by making birdies on the 7th (par 4) and 10th holes (par 5) respectively. In the 12th hole (par 4), she tried her second shot from 156.8 yards and went straight into the hole cup, capturing a thrilling eagle. Jeong Yeon-joo finished the first day with a 5-under par while keeping the number of at-bats.토토사이트
After the match, Jeong Yeon-joo expressed satisfaction, saying, “Today’s shot was good. The wind was gusty, so I missed a few shots, but I was able to finish the game without a bogey because I did a good recovery.” Regarding the eagle situation, “It was a very uphill hole. I hit a 6-iron with 150 meters left, but it fell in front of the green and rolled in. I couldn’t see it myself because it was uphill, but there were only two balls on the green, so I looked it up, but I went in. “It felt good and I thought it would work out well. It’s my first eagle this year. I did a shot eagle last year too, but it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve done it,” he looked back.
Jeong Yeon-joo said, “In the last two tournaments, the shots weren’t as good as I prepared for during training, so I came out with the idea of playing confidently rather than ranking or grades.” Watching him play, I became greedy,” he said, “I don’t know what the wind will be like, but today’s shot felt good, so instead of worrying, I’ll play confidently tomorrow.”