Song Jae-il won two consecutive championships on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Srixon Tour.
In the second round of the 5th tournament held at Podo Country Club (par 72, 7299 yards) in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 21st, Song Jae-il tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey to record 5 under par 67 strokes. He lifted the championship trophy with a final total of 11 under par, 133 strokes, beating the tied second place players by two strokes. With this, Song Jae-il won his second championship after winning the 4th tournament on the 13th. Song Jae-il said, “I was expecting a good result because I felt good about the shot, but I ended up winning the championship.”
The Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour was heated with a super rookie match. On the 21st, in the first round of the KLPGA Tour Nexen Saint Nine Masters held at Shineo Nakdong Course (par 72) at Gimhae Gaya Country Club in Gyeongnam,메이저놀이터 newcomers Hwang Yu-min and Kim Min-byeol hit 4 under par 68 strokes side by side. With this, the two finished the first round in a tie for second place, one stroke behind Jeong Yeon-ju, who took the lead with a 5-under-par 67, and joined the race for the championship.
Hwang Yoo-min had the highest world ranking in Asia during his amateur days. Kim Min-byeol, who won more than 20 championships in the junior stage, was considered a rival of Hwang Yu-min after passing last year’s KLPGA Tour seed match as the first place. Hwang Yu-min said, “It was difficult because the wind was so strong and the direction turned, but the shot was good and the ball fell to a place where I could fix it even if I made a mistake, so it wasn’t bad.” .
Hwang Yoo-min also showed confidence, saying, “(Kim) Min-byeol couldn’t watch the game because I was busy with my play.” Kim Min-byeol said, “I tried to play safely without being greedy because the weather was bad, but I got a good score.” He said, “I will focus on my first goal of passing all cuts and entering the top 10 at least 10 times. I believe that the rookie king will naturally follow.” On the other hand, strong winds blew the course, delaying the starting times of the players who were about to tee off in the afternoon by 20 minutes.