A drama about turning the tables with embroidered waterways and flower paths
Jin-hee Lim (Angang Construction), who has been waiting for a long time, achieved her third win of the season with a come-from-behind victory at the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour. Korean-Australian Lee Min-ji won a total of 10 wins with an overtime win at the LPGA Tour held in Korea.
Jinhee Lim shot 7-under 65 in the 4th round of the KLPGA Tour Sangsang-in/Korea Economic TV Open (total prize money of 1.2 billion won) held at the Lakewood Country Club Waterway/Flower Road Course (par 72, 6,606 yards) in Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 22nd, with a final total of 13 under par. Won with 275 strokes. One shot behind 2nd place Heejeong Lim (Doosan Engineering & Construction).
Lim Jin-hee, who won the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship in May and the Jeju Samdasoo Masters in August this year, became the third player to accumulate three wins this season, following Park Ji-young (Korea Land Trust) and Lee Ye-won (KB Financial Group).
Lim Jin-hee, who entered the KLPGA tour in 2018 but had to survive through the seed rankings for three years due to poor performance, started with her first win in 2021 and added one win the following year, and this year her skills blossomed, earning a total of five wins. did.
Jin-Hee Lim started the day in a tie for 5th place, 4 strokes behind the leader, but while the players in the champion group, including Hee-Jung Lim and So-Mi Lee (Daebang Construction), faltered, she made 7 birdies without making a bogey, leading to a come-from-behind victory. “She honestly didn’t know if she could win today,” said Jinhee Lim. “I hit the last putt with the thought that I had to make this to advance,” he said. “The putt, which was very disappointing until yesterday, went well, and I think a lot of things helped, including luck.” At the same time, she added, “I was underperforming all this time, but I am thankful that I broke the trend with this win,” and added, “I want to challenge the American stage before it is too late.”
In the LPGA Tour BMW Ladies Championship (total prize money: $2.2 million), which ended at Seowon Hills Course (par 72, 6,647 yards) at Seowon Valley Country Club in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, Lee Min-ji, who caught a birdie in the first playoff, beat Allison Lee, a Korean-American, who only got par, and ended the season. He achieved 2 wins and a total of 10 wins. Also, they recorded 2 wins and 2 losses in four overtime games this year.
This is the first time Minji Lee has won a competition held in Korea. Lee Min-ji finished runner-up in the 2021 KLPGA Tour Hana Financial Group Championship hosted by the main sponsor after the third extension, and also shook off the disappointment of finishing second again in the same competition this year after the third extension. Lee Min-ji said, “Korea, where I have my roots, is where I wanted to win the most,” and added, “I want to be ranked number one in the world, which I haven’t been able to do yet.”
Lee, who finished runner-up in the 2016 KEB Hana Bank Championship, the predecessor to this tournament, after overtime, had high hopes for his first win on tour in a long time, but was unable to overcome overtime again.
Lee also finished runner-up in the 2012 US Women’s Junior Championship final match play match, losing to Lee Min-ji by 1 hole.