‘Mom Golfer’ Park Joo-young seeks first win in 266th KLPGA Tour event

Park is looking for her first win in 13 years on the KLPGA Tour.

Park made five birdies without a bogey in the second round of the Celltrion Queens Masters (1.2 billion won in prize money) at The Legend Course at Seorhaewon in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, for a two-day total of 10-under-par 134.

As of 5:10 p.m., when play was suspended due to lightning, Park was tied for the lead with Minji Park with two holes remaining.

Park, who made her KLPGA Tour debut in 2010, had played in 265 regular tour events prior to this tournament, but had no wins and four runner-up finishes.

She went on maternity leave after the Doosan Match Play Championship in May last year, but returned to the field in April at the Lotte Car Rental Women’s Open, her domestic opener.

If Park wins the final round tomorrow (Nov. 11), she will set a new record for the category by winning her first title in her 266th tournament appearance.

The current record is held by Ahn Song-i, who won for the first time in her 237th event in 2019.

In her post-match interview, Park, who was born in 1990, expressed her determination to win, saying, “The pin position was difficult, so I played nervously even when I had a short putt left,” adding, “I think tomorrow is the same day as yesterday and today, and I will try to use all the strength I have left.”

Park is the younger sister of Hee Young Park, who plays on the LPGA Tour in the United States. 토토사이트

Park, who is looking to win her third consecutive tournament, was tied for the lead for the second day in a row after carding five birdies and no bogeys for a 10-under total until play was halted by lightning on the 17th hole.

If Park wins the event again this year, it will be the first time in five years that she has won a single KLPGA Tour event three years in a row since Hae Rim Kim at the 2018 Gyochon Honey Ladies Open.

Winning three consecutive single events on the KLPGA Tour is a feat accomplished by only four players: the late KLPGA President Koo Ok-hee (1982), Park Se-ri (1997), Kang Soo-yeon (2002) and Kim Hae-rim (2018).

Lee, who was applauded for her picturesque shot eagle from 98 meters on the third hole (par-4), shaved two strokes off her total today to sit in a tie for third place at 7-under par 137, three shots off the lead.

Jung Yoon-ji, Kim Soo-ji, and Kim Soo-bin, who all dropped eight strokes today, are also tied for third at 7-under par alongside Lee.

‘Extraordinary rookie’ Jang Shin-shil, who reported his first win at the E1 Charity Open in late May, dropped three shots today and slipped to a tie for 51st at 1-over par.

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