Ko Jin-young (28), who took the lead, said after the game, “It is important not to lose myself.”
On the moving day of the LPGA Tour HSBC Women’s World Championship (total prize money of $1.8 million) held at the Tanjong Course (par 72, 6774 yards) at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on the 4th, Ko Jin-young reduced 7 strokes and took the lead by 2 strokes alone. got up In her title defense, Jin-Young Ko tied her eight birdies with one bogey and shot a 7-under-par 65 for a median total of 14-under-par 202, giving her a two-stroke lead.
At a press conference after the game, Ko Jin-young said, “I think it’s important to be aware of where my mind is and to have the right mindset so that my mind isn’t disturbed.”
Regarding his impression of hitting 7 under par after starting in a tie for 8th place and the game being delayed due to bad weather on both days, he said, “I am grateful that the game did not break much because there was less delay than yesterday,” and “I have to think about how to focus a little more tomorrow. Think I’ll do it. Of course, I did very well now, and I feel like I caught all the birdies I caught in the second half of last year for two days yesterday and today.”
Jin-Young Ko, who won the event last year and recorded 13 wins on her LPGA Tour career, struggled with a wrist injury midway through the season. In the second half of the year, she was sluggish enough to miss the cut, and she came down from world number 1 and is now 5th. However, it seems that she has recovered her old skills since last week.
Ko Jin-young, who came out two hours later and reduced the number of strokes again [Photo = Getty Images LPGA]
I thought it was fortunate when the match was stopped due to rain. “It was so cold that I went into the locker, dried my clothes and hat with a dryer, and took a 10-minute nap,” he said. That’s a good thing,” he added.
Ko Jin-young explained that he did mental training to contemplate last winter. “I had various thoughts, but when I heard those thoughts, I just watched them the most. ‘I just feel that way… ’, and when I felt certain emotions, rather than thinking, ‘Why do I have these thoughts? I am still doing a lot. I like golf, but I seem to like meditation more these days.” 토토사이트
Jinyoung Ko’s winning score last year and Hyojoo Kim winning in 2021 were both 17 under par. The tournament has been held on the current course for the sixth time since 2017, and the lowest score was 19 under par recorded by Park In-bee in 2017.
This year, the average number of strokes until the third round of the tournament was 71.016, par 4 hole 3 was the most difficult hole with an average of 4.191 par, and par 5 hole 13 was the easiest hole with an average of 4.630 par.
Nellie Corda (USA), who is ranked second in the world, rose to second place (12 under par) by hitting 4-under-par 68 strokes for three consecutive days. Elizabeth Jokol (USA), who was the leader on the first day, was tied for 3rd place (11 under par) with Alice Kofuz (USA), and Daniel Kang (USA), who scored 9 under par in the second round, only scored 72 shots and placed 5th (10 under par). fell down with
Kim Hyo-joo (28), the champion two years ago, is tied for 10th place (8 under par) with Shin Ji-eun (31), and world No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) is tied for 13th place (7 under par) with Yuka Saso (Japan).
This tournament has been held 14 times so far, and Korean players have accumulated 7 wins. The final round will be broadcast live by JTBC Golf from 11:15 am.