‘Unprecedented competition’ in front of 20,000 galleries… Lim Jin-hee laughs with a last-minute birdie

Lim Jin-hee (25) rose to the top after overcoming fierce competition among 20,000 galleries.

In the final round of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship (total prize money of 800 million won) held at Suwon Country Club (par 72) in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 14th, Lim Jin-hee tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey to score 4 under par 68 strokes. hit

Im Jin-hee, who recorded a final total of 15 under par and 201 strokes, beat second place Ji-young Park by one stroke and rose to the top. It was her first win of the season and her third on the KLPGA Tour. After winning the BC Card/Hankyung Ladies Cup in 2021, he also reached the top of the McCall/Mona Park Open last year. Won the championship for 3 consecutive years.

On this day, Lim Jin-hee had a ‘previous competition’ in the cloud gallery. The NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship is famous as a competition with many galleries. On this day, 21,263 people also gathered.

The competition was also fierce. Lee Ye-won and Lim Jin-hee were tied for the lead, and Bang Shin-sil, who recently captivated golf fans with his unusual shot feel and long hits, was 2 strokes in 3rd place. There were four people in the group tied for fourth place, so it was worth a shot at any time.

Im Jin-hee showed a slower start compared to Bang Sin-sil and Lee Ye-won, who made a birdie from the first hole. After catching his first birdie only on the 4th hole (par 5), he made up for the bogey on the 7th hole (par 4) with a birdie on the 8th hole (par 5), slowly looking for a chance to win.메이저놀이터

Lim Jin-hee, who was trailing by one stroke and continued the game, seized an opportunity towards the end of the game. Bang Shin-sil committed a driver tee shot OB on the 17th hole (par 5). Lee Ye-won’s iron shot, which was sharp at the beginning of the game, also became dull and did not create a birdie opportunity.

In the meantime, Lim Jin-hee caught a birdie by putting her third shot on the 17th hole (par 5) at a distance of about 2m from the hole. He hit a wedge in the last 18th hole (par 4). In the eyes of Bang Sin-sil, Lee Ye-won took advantage of the gap to stop par and made a clean birdie putt of about 2.7m and embraced the joy of victory.

Im Jin-hee said, “It’s really good to win at the beginning of the season, and it’s different and better to win in a lot of gallery competitions.”

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