Tittikkun and Park Min-ji started as joint leaders on the first day of the KLPGA Hanwha Classic

Ataya Titikkun (Thailand) and Park Min-ji (25‧ NH Investment & Securities) tied for the lead on the first day of the Hanwha Classic (total prize money of 1.7 billion won), the third major tournament of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour. set off 메이저놀이터

On the first day of the tournament held at the Jade Palace Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on the 24th, Titikkun tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to hit a 4 under par 68.

Titikkun tied for the lead with Park Min-ji, who hit 4 under par with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys.

Although it is only one stroke away from the group tied for third place (3 under par, 69 strokes) such as Han Jin-sun (26, Kakao VX) and Lim Jin-hee (27, Angang Construction), he succeeded in overtaking the baseline on the first day and revealed the prospects for the remaining rounds.

Titikkun, who was the rookie of the year on the LPGA Tour last year, returned to Korea in about 10 months after finishing sixth at the BMW Ladies Championship, the only LPGA tour event held in Korea last October.

If the scope is narrowed down to KLPGA tour-sponsored competitions, it has been eight months since the opening of the KLPGA tour held in Singapore in December last year.

Tikkun, who finished the tournament in a tie for 9th at the time, is aiming for a win in her second Korean stage and her second KLPGA event.

Titikkun said, “I came to a Korean tournament before this tournament, but I struggled with narrow fairways and difficult pin locations.” “Especially, all holes are so difficult that it is difficult to pinpoint which pin location. The pins are all in the corner of the green.” He said the round wasn’t easy.

He added, “Because of such a difficult course setting, I wonder if Korean players on the LPGA Tour will perform outstandingly. I will focus on putting the ball on the fairway for the remaining three days.”

Park Min-ji, who is recording two victories on the KLPGA tour this season, expressed her composure, saying, “On difficult courses, each hole is given a mission, and it is very fun to solve it.

Then he emphasized, “There were some things I missed the birdie putts I had to catch, but there were also some difficult birdie putts.

Meanwhile, in the long hitting match that drew attention in this tournament, the original long hitting queen Kim A-lim (28, Hanwha Q Cells, Eventa 72 strokes) won a decision victory over rising rookie Bang Sin-sil (19, KB Financial Group, 3 over par 75 strokes).

‘Defending champion Hong Ji-won (23‧ Yojin Construction) finished the first day’s schedule with a 1-over par tie for 46th place.

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