The ‘rookie’ room (19) continues to explode this week. Bang Shin-sil was thrilled by winning two consecutive victories in the group stage of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won).
In the second round of the group stage of the tournament held at the Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 18th, Bang Sin-sil defeated Lee Chae-eun (24) 2&1 (two holes leaving one hole) and won.
This year’s rookie Bang Shin-sil is currently the hottest player on the KLPGA tour. He only obtained a conditional seed by staying in 40th place in the KLPGA Tour seeding match last year, and the number of tournaments he can participate in is extremely limited. Nevertheless, Bang Sin-sil has already competed for the championship twice by participating in three competitions this season.
In addition, whenever he competed for the championship, he hit a super long stroke that reached 300 yards and performed aggressive game management, capturing the attention of golf fans at once.
At the Chris F&C KLPGA Championship, which was the first tournament last month, he faced Da-yeon Lee (26) tightly and finished 4th, and at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship last week, he led by one stroke until the 16th hole, then made an OB at the 17th hole, right in front of his eyes. Although they missed the championship, the fans’ support is even hotter.
Bang Sin-sil is playing an unpredictable match in this match play. In the first round of the group stage the previous day, he won a reversal against defending champion Hong Jung-min (21). He was led by a two-hole car to the 13th hole, but after making the game all-square, he won a thrilling come-from-behind victory with a birdie on the last hole on the 18th hole.
In this game, they did not lose a chance from the 16th hole in the first half. Bang Sin-sil, who took a 1-up lead by catching a 5m birdie in the 16th hole (par 3), won this hole by Lee Chae-eun’s bogey in the 1st hole (par 4).
In hole 4 (par 4), Bang Sin-sil caught a shot eagle with a 9-iron leaving a distance of 130m and went ahead by a 3-hole car, but in hole 7 (par 3), she made a mistake with a bunker shot and made a bogey, and Lee Chae-eun, who caught a birdie, lost the hole. gave up But the mistake ended here. Bang Shin-sil faced a crisis where her second shot went to the deep left of the green in the 8th hole (par 4), but she kept the victory by putting a 2m par putt.
Bang Shin-sil, who has a conditional seed, can only participate in competitions this season where 132 players participate. It seems to be around 10 or so. In order to receive a full seed for next season, you must win the KLPGA tour this season or be in the top 20 in the prize money rankings of the Dream Tour (part 2). For Bang Shin-sil, winning this competition is an ideal scenario.
Bang Shin-sil said, “Match play is a game I’ve never played before,” but added, “Unlike stroke play, it’s more comfortable because you only have to pay attention to the opponent. I can play aggressively, so I can use my strengths.”안전놀이터
Bang Shin-sil, who turned on the green light to advance to the round of 16 with two consecutive wins in the group league, will face Seo Yeon-jeong (28) in the final third round of the group league, which will be held on the 19th.
Bang Shin-sil said, “If I do my best and play aggressively with the same mindset as yesterday and today, there will be good results.”
Previously, Han Jin-seon (26) beat Hyun Se-rin (22) by a 5-hole lead with 4 holes remaining, and won 2 wins. Seong Yu-jin (23), who finished runner-up at the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship last month, also defeated “super rookie” Kim Min-byeol ( 19) with a score of 5&4 and won two consecutive victories.
Han Jin-sun said, “I have quite a bit of experience playing at Ladena Golf Club. If I know the course well and just focus on my play there, there will be good results,” she revealed.
Seong Yu-jin also said, “I thought Kim Min-byeol was a difficult opponent because he was so good at it. Still, I have 5 years of experience, so I tried to play without being conscious as much as possible,” he said, “I will play to my satisfaction.”
Lim Jin-hee (25), Park Hyun-kyung (23), and Lee Ye-won (20), who won the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship last week, each won two victories.
Park Ji-young (27) won two consecutive victories by default as Lee Da-yeon (26) withdrew.
Meanwhile, this tournament is the only match play on the KLPGA tour, and four players will play in the group stage, and the top of the group will advance to the round of 16.