Bang Shin-sil, a 19-year-old rookie who brought the ‘long hit syndrome’ to the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, won the first edition of the Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won).
On the first day of the tournament held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 17th, Bang Sin-sil won a thrilling victory by one hole against defending champion Hong Jung-min (22) in the first round of the group stage.
Bang Shin-sil, who was leading by two holes until the sixth hole, gave the eighth hole in a row after the seventh hole, and also took the ninth hole, allowing a one-hole reversal. After that, he tied the score on the 11th hole, but lost consecutively on the 12th and 13th holes and was dragged by a two-hole car.
The weight of the match seemed to lean toward Hong Jeong-min, but the atmosphere changed again as he took the 14th hole. Bang Shin-sil, who caught up by one hole, tied the score at the 16th hole and won the last hole on the 18th, winning the first game of the group stage with a comeback.
Match play is a game in which each hole is won, and various tactics are required, such as skill, strategy, and fighting with the opponent.
Bang Shin-sil said, “I am really happy to win by taking a chance on the last hole,” and pledged, “I will advance to the final based on today’s victory.”
Bang Sin-sil, who ranked 40th in the seed ranking last year and received a partial seed this year and is active on the KLPGA tour, is not ranked high, so it is difficult to appear in many tournaments. However, he is attracting the most attention among the rookies who debuted this season as he competes for the championship with his hot long hit in every competition. In the game that day, he even showed the temperament of a matchmaker who overturned the game at the end of the game.
This competition was originally scheduled to come out as a sponsor recommendation, but thanks to a tie for 3rd place at the NH Investment & Securities Championship held last week, it secured the right to participate. If you win, you can play all the rest of the season as a winner.
Bang Shin-sil said, “I am grateful that I am receiving a lot of recognition and support,” and said, “I think I will get good results if I play aggressively by taking advantage of my advantage, distance.”토토사이트
In the first day’s game, Park Hyun-kyung, Lim Hee-jeong, Park Ji-young, Lee Ga-young, Lee Ye-won, and Kim Min-byeol also got off to a fresh start.
Last year’s prize money champion Park Min-ji lost to Lee Joo-mi on the first day. Lee Da-yeon withdrew due to injury during the match with Choi Eun-woo.
The tournament will be played in a group stage of 4 players, with the first place in the group advancing to the round of 16.
The group stage is held until the third day, the round of 16 and the quarterfinals on the fourth day, and the semifinals and finals on the fifth day to determine the winner.