Creating the myth of ‘147 matches, 148th class’ Lee Joo-mi (28, Golden Blue) challenges a winning streak in her hometown.
Lee Joo-mi, who made her debut on the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour in 2015, failed to win in 147 matches, but last week won the first championship in her life at the Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championships, which was her 148th participation.
Lee Joo-mi, who still has the energy of her first victory, is determined to continue winning at the KLPGA Nexen Saint Nine Masters (total prize money of 800 million won) held at the Gaya Country Club (par 72, 6818 yards) in Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam on the 21st.
She started playing golf in middle school and after graduating from Yemoon Girls’ High School in Busan, Lee Joo-mi, who continues her tour life as a member of Golden Blue, a Busan company, is enthusiastic about her victory as this tournament is held in Gimhae, the royal city that is like her hometown. is bound to be different.
She has no particular defending champion in this year’s tournament. This is because Yoo Hae-ran (22), who won the championship last year, moved to the LPGA tour this season.
Previously, the 2021 champion, Park Min-ji (24), was also not on the list of participants this year.
Accordingly, along with Lee Joo-mi, Park Ji-young (27), Park Hyeon-gyeong (23, Korea Real Estate Trust), and Kim Min-byeol (19, Hite Jinro) are expected to compete for the championship title.
Jiyoung Park won the KLPGA Tour this season opener held in December of last year at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, followed by a runner-up at the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open, the opening game in Korea held earlier this month.
Park Hyeon-gyeong is also considered a candidate who can win the championship at any time, as she has been listed in the top 10 three times in the four competitions she has participated in this season.
Kim Min-byeol, who is receiving attention as a ‘super rookie’ by placing third in the Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo championships, is also evaluated as a candidate for the championship. 안전놀이터
Twin golfers Aromi Kim and Saeromi Kim (25), who signed a main sponsorship contract with the Nexen Group this season, are also aiming to win the sponsorship competition.