Park Gyeol (26) challenges the title of ‘Major Queen’.
Gyeol Park made 3 birdies and 1 bogey in the 2nd round of the 45th KLPGA Championship (total prize money: KRW 1.3 billion), the first major tournament of the KLPGA Tour season held at Lakewood Country Club (par 72) in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do on the 28th. I shot a 2 under par 70 while weeding out the dog.
Recording an interim total of 7 under par, 137 strokes, he took the sole lead, one stroke ahead of Lee Da-yeon (25), Han Jin-sun (26), and Choi Ye-rim (24), who were tied for second place. After winning the first victory at the SK Networks Seoul Economy Ladies Classic in October 2018, it will challenge for the championship in about 4 years and 6 months.
It’s a major course, so it’s a bit tricky, but Park Gyeol’s overall sense of the game is outstanding. He had a 78.57% fairway landing rate, 77.78% green hit rate, and 30 putts. Compared to the first round, the number of putts increased by 5, but the fairway landing rate and green hit rate increased.
After catching the first birdie on the 2nd hole (par 3), his second shot on the 9th hole (par 4) was rather large, so it fell over the pin and fell to the back of the green. In the end, Park Gyeol, who committed a bogey, continued his under-par march by adding birdies on the 11th hole (par 5) and 13th hole (par 4) in the second half. 크크크벳
Park Gyeol said, “The distance has increased compared to last year or the year before last. When I go the farthest, my driver’s tee shot seems to go up to 235m.” “Every time I hit a tee shot, I hit it with all my might,” he said.
Although his flight distance increased, it was the irons that played a role as a filial son in this tournament. He explained, “Last year, I had a lot of trouble with iron shots. The green hit rate dropped a lot, so I practiced mainly with iron shots. Now, iron shots stick well to the pin and I can send them in the direction I want, so I think the training went well.” did.
In order to win, you have to bet on life and death in the finals. Lee Da-yeon, who has a lot of championship experience, and Choi Ye-rim, who only finished runner-up three times last year, are grinding their teeth. Han Jin-sun, who jumped into the lead with a hole-in-one in the first round and finished in a tie for second place, is also a strong candidate for the championship. Here, defending champion Kim A-lim (28) is tied for 5th place with 5 under par and 139 strokes, and Lee So-young (26) and Park Hyun-kyung (22) are also on alert.
He said, “My goal has always been to win. It would be great if I won, but I try not to cling to it too much.” told
“This course has very hard and fast greens, so the second shot is sensitive to where it falls or putt.