Yoo Ji-na (21, Taewang Honors) recorded her first career victory at the KLPGA 2023 MC Square-Gunsan CC Dream Tour Round 6.
Yoo shot a three-round total of 16-under-par on the par-72, 6,400-yard Buan (OUT) and Namwon (IN) courses at Gunsan Country Club in Jeonbuk, South Korea, to win the tournament in a playoff with her teammate Lee Sun-young 2 (23, On Off Golf).
Yoo carded seven birdies and no bogeys in the first round for메이저놀이터 a 7-under 65 and a share of second place. In the second round, she carded five birdies and an eagle with just one bogey, shaving six strokes off her total to take the lead heading into the final round at 13-under par.
In her final round on Saturday, she carded three birdies to finish at 16-under 200. However, she was forced to play a playoff on the 18th hole with Lee Sun-young 2, who was tied at 16-under par.
The competition for the championship was fierce, as they were still tied after the third overtime. In the fourth overtime, Lee missed a 7-meter birdie putt while Yoo made a 1.5-meter birdie putt to secure her first professional victory.
Yuna Lee, a native of Youngshin, Daegu, recently won her first professional title at the KLPGA 2023 MC Square-Gunsan CC Dream Tour Round 6. Courtesy of the KLPGA
After graduating from Daegu Youngshin High School and joining the KLPGA in August 2021, Yoo made a speedy debut on the KLPGA Regular Tour last year, finishing second in the 2022 Regular Tour seeding rankings. Despite her lackluster performance on the regular tour in 2022, the win helped her finish second on the Dream Tour money list this season, putting her one step closer to returning to the KPLGA Tour next year.
Yoo said, “I’m really happy to get my first win as a pro. I played calmly and without pressure rather than thinking about winning, and I think it paid off.” “I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me, as well as Taewang Chairman Noh Ki-won, Taewang Honors Golf Team President Noh Kyung-won, and Daegu Country Club President Woo Ki-jung for their generous support,” she said.