The DB Group 37th Korea Women’s Open (total prize money of 1.2 billion won), the national title of women’s golf, is held at Rainbow Hills Country Club in Eumseong, Chungcheongbuk-do. all. The course design of Robert Trent Jones Jr., who is also a poet, is characterized by keeping the natural topography as it is, which makes it very difficult to put the ball on the fairway.
Bang Shin-sil is a player who broke the 300-yard wall that female players could not overcome, and it was unknown whether her formidable slugging power would be a medicine or a poison in this Korea Women’s Open. However, the results of opening the lid were beyond expectations. On the first day of the tournament held on the 15th, Bang Shin-sil shot a 3-under-par 69 to start in a tie for 10th place. He is three strokes behind Hong Jung-min and Hong Ji-won, who tied for the lead with a 6-under-par 66먹튀검증.
However, in terms of content, it was worth calculating that it was worth aiming for the championship. Bang Sin-sil, who started from the 10th hole, took the lead with 5 birdies without a bogey in the first half. However, he played a game with severe ups and downs on the back nine, where his stamina fell. He committed two bogeys on the 1st and 3rd holes in the second half, but made up for the loss by making consecutive birdies on the 4th and 5th holes. However, he holed out with a double bogie as he received a penalty for a tee shot error in hole 7 (par 5).
Bang Sin-sil caught 7 birdies that day, all of which made birdie opportunities by hitting the ball on the green with a short iron. The green is hard and the undulation is severe, so it was difficult for players who did not have a tee shot distance to make a birdie opportunity.
Bang Sin-sil made 2 birdies, 1 bogey and 1 double bogey in 4 par 5 holes that day and hit 1 over par. In other words, the advantage of a long hitter capable of two-on was not properly utilized. However, as it is expected to devise a new strategy based on the results of testing the course on the first day, it is highly likely that the score will be reduced in the par 5 hole from the second round.
Bang Shin-sil, who went through the national team, has a strong attachment to the national title. Bang Shin-sil said after the match, “The Korea Women’s Open has been a tournament that I have always wanted to win since I was a national representative. I will work hard in the remaining rounds to challenge for the championship.”
Hong Jung-min, who won last year’s Doosan Match Play Championship, reduced 6 strokes to 8 birdies and 2 bogeys to rise to the joint lead. Hong Ji-won, the winner of last year’s Hanwha Classic, also showed a strong side in a big game by catching 7 birdies (1 bogey), including 4 consecutive birdies on holes 13-16.
Lee Ye-won, who won the Lotte Rent-a-Car Women’s Open, the opening game in Korea this season, climbed to third place alone with a 5 under par 67 strokes. Lee Ye-won, who finished runner-up after an overtime match at the Celltrion Queens Masters last week, made 6 birdies until the 16th hole that day, but finished the match in 3rd place by one stroke after bogeying the 17th hole.
Park Min-ji, who succeeded in winning her third consecutive tournament at the Celltrion Queens Masters last week, shot a 4-under-par 68 with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys to tie for 4th place with Song Ga-eun, Lee So-young, Choi Eun-woo and national team member Kim Min-sol. Lim Hee-jung, who defended her title, started with a 2-under 70, tied for 19th.