Song Ga-eun (23, MG Saemaeul Geumgo) is a player who is good at putting. He explains, ‘Once he checks the putt line, he only thinks about speed before hitting.’ He doesn’t hesitate on the green and doesn’t make short putts that fall short of the hole. With his clear green play, he won the 2021 Hana Financial Group Championship when he was a rookie and won the Daebo House The Open last year.
Song Ga-eun aims to regain the top spot after two years in a competition where she vividly remembers her first win since her debut. In the first round of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Hana Financial Group Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won) held at Bears Best Cheongna GC (par 72) in Incheon on the 21st, Song Ga-eun hit 5 under par 67 with 6 birdies and 1 bogey. Joint leader with Park Hyun-kyung and Lee So-young. A score of 67 is the second-best score this season. This is the lowest individual score since 64 on the first day of the McCall-Mona Yongpyeong Open (4th place) in June.
It’s a 67 made with a shot, not a putt. Song Ga-eun, who started from the 10th hole, hit the 11th (par 4), 13th (par 4), 15th (par 5), and 17th holes (par 5) with ‘stepping stone birdies’, and then finished the 18th hole (par 4). ), but lost one stroke by failing to make a 1.5m par putt, but added two birdies in the second half. In the 11th hole, he hit a shot 2m from the pin from 153 yards, and in the 17th hole, he hit a shot with 155 yards left and dropped it 2.5m from the pin. After placing the tee shot at the 5th hole (par 3, 148 yards) within 3 meters, the third shot at the final 9th hole (par 5) was placed about 1 meter from a distance of 126 yards.토토사이트
Song Ga-eun, who won this tournament held on a different course two years ago by beating Lee Min-ji (Australia), who was ranked 7th in the world at the time, in the overtime, said, “My confidence increased after watching the overtime replay of the 2021 tournament on TV yesterday.” “If I only showed 60-70% of my performance, today I showed 90%,” he said.
Park Hyun-kyung and Lee So-young are also attempting their first win of the season. This season, Park Hyun-kyung finished runner-up three times and third place once. Soyoung Lee has been runner-up once and third place twice. On this day, both made 5 birdies with no bogeys.
Lee Ye-won, who ranks first in prize money and grand prize points, recorded 2 under par along with Bang Shin-sil, Seong Yu-jin, and Lee So-mi. Patty Tawatanakat (Thailand), who plays on the LPGA tour, started at 4 under par, and Lee Min-ji and Lydia Ko (New Zealand) started at 1 under par.