‘National Title Received’.
‘Korea’s number 1’ Park Min-ji’s goal. The DB Group’s 37th Korea Women’s Open (total prize money of 1.2 billion won, winner’s prize of 300 million won), held at the Rainbow Hills Country Club (par 72, 6712 yards) in Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do for four days from the 15th is a fierce battle. It is a determination to regain the championship trophy in two years after 2021. Park Min-ji vomited her 3rd straight victory last week at the Celltrion Queens Masters on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour. She became the protagonist of her fifth all-time record on the KLPGA Tour.
Park Min-ji was strong at Rainbow Hills Country Club, where the competition was held. She took place here twice and she won the Korean Women’s Open where she won and placed third. The battlefield of Rainbow Hills Country Club is not long, but it is difficult to reduce the number of strokes without a sophisticated and strategic strategy. There are traps hidden all over the course, so a major accident can happen. Park Min-ji’s concentration is exceptional. She is the reason for the excitement on the tricky course. In the third round of 2021, she shot an 8-under-par 64 to write her course record.
If Park Min-ji wins this time, she will rise to third place in her career (18 wins). She can come close to Ok-hee Koo and Ji-ae Shin (over 20 wins) for joint first place. In the first round, Park Min-ji plays alongside defending champion Lim Hee-jung and 2019 winner Lee Da-yeon.
‘Rising Star’ Bang Shin-sil is a strong candidate for the championship. Last month she had a blast winning the E1 She Charity Open in her 5th event. She is competing to win every tournament with fearsome long hits. Not only her long hits, but also her green hit rate and average number of strokes ranked first, making her one of the strongest players on the KLPGA Tour메이저놀이터. Bang Shin-sil starts the first round with last year’s grand prize winner Kim Su-ji and her Rookie of the Year contender Hwang Yu-min.
Lim Hee-jung’s second consecutive victory is also a concern. She is looking to defend her title for the first time in 19 years following 2003–2004 winner Song Bo-bae. Lee Ye-won, the winner of the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open, the opening match in Korea, Seong Yu-jin, the ‘Match Queen’, and Park Ji-young and Park Hyun-kyung, who won the prize money and grand prize, are also ambush. Kim Min-sol, Lim Ji-yu, and Yoo Hyeon-jo, who will participate in the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September, will also compete with her older sisters.