It was still awkward to lift the trophy. His voice trembled slightly. However, Lee Joo-mi soon enjoyed the greatest honor given to her with her bright smile.

Lee Joo-mi enjoyed the thrill of her first victory in her whopping 148th challenge. In the final round of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Mediheal Hankook Ilbo Championship (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at Ferrum Club (par 72, 6652 yards) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi Province on the 16th, Lee Joo-mi shot 4 under par 68 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. He put his name on the top of the scoreboard and became the main character of the championship prize of 180 million won. Lee Joo-mi, who recorded her final total of 12 under par 276, won by two strokes over runner-up Park Hyeon-kyung, who finished the event with a 10-under 278.카지노사이트

Lee Joo-mi, who debuted on her last 2015 KLPGA regular tour, had appeared in 147 tournaments on her regular tour before this tournament, and her best result was 5th place at the Daebo House D Open in July 2021. She was that far from her win.

Lee Joo-mi, who placed 58th in prize money last season (145.46 million won) and narrowly kept her right to participate in this year’s regular tour, which was up to 60th, said in an interview after the second round of this tournament, “It was difficult in the second half of last year because I was worried about seeding.” I want to get good results in the first half and play without worrying about seeds.”

In fact, before the start of this tournament, it was evaluated that Park Ji-young was the most likely to win. Although Lee Joo-mi took the lead until the second round, she was dominated by the gaze of a surprise blast. And in fact, in the third round, Park Ji-young, the ‘defending champion’, took the lead. In addition, with tour powerhouses Park Min-ji and Park Hyeon-kyung in a tie for second place, Lee Joo-mi’s come-from-behind victory didn’t seem so easy. However, Lee Joo-mi achieved a thrilling come-from-behind victory with a birdie on the 13th hole (par 4) followed by consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes.

In a broadcast interview after the match, Lee Joo-mi said, “I didn’t realize it yet, so I thought I would cry a lot when I won, but I can’t think of anything.” At the same time, she said, “Actually, I entered the game with the thought of making it into the top 5, which is my best result, and I even won like this,” and expressed her determination, “I will try to win one more this year.” Kim Min-byeol, Park Min-ji, Kim Su-ji, Lee Ga-young, and Jeon Ye-seong finished the tournament with a 9-under par of 279, tied for third place.

On the other hand, winning the first regular tour championship in the 148th tournament is a record that corresponds to 4th place on the KLPGA tour. To that extent, Lee Joo-mi’s life in obscurity was long. Ahn Song-i’s first win in the 237th competition in November 2019 is the longest record, followed by Park So-yeon (167 competitions in May 2019) and Chae-young Yoon (157 competitions in July 2014) as the second and third record holders. all. The 180 million won prize money Lee Ju-mi received on this day is more than the 155.46 million won she earned throughout the year last year.

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