Madasom enjoyed her first win on the regular tour at the OK Financial Group Shotman Open (total prize money of 800 million won) on the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour.
Madasom hit 3 under par 69 with 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the third round on the last day of the tournament held at Incheon Club 72 Country Club (par 72/6,713 yards) on the 17th. Madasom, who recorded a total of 15 under par and 201 strokes over three days, went through an overtime match with tour rookie Jeong So-i and won the prize money of 144 million won with a birdie on the 18th hole (par 5), the first hole of the overtime.
Madasom won twice in the Dream Tour, the second part of the tour in 2021, and was runner-up twice this year in the regular tour, but this is her first win. She finished runner-up after overtime at the Korea Women’s Open in June of this year, and was also runner-up at the High1 Resort Women’s Open in August, hovering around the championship. Mada Som, who was a rookie on the tour last year, picked up her first trophy in her 53rd event on the regular tour.메이저사이트
Madasom was leading by two strokes, but her tee shot on the 17th hole (par 4) fell into the rough near the bunker and resulted in a bogey, while Soi Jeong tied the score with a birdie on the last 18th hole.
In the extension, Madasom and Jeong So-i left birdie putts of similar distances. First, Jeong So-i’s putt from about 2.5m away slightly missed to the left, while Madasom calmly caught a birdie from a slightly shorter distance of 2m, creating mixed feelings. With this, she became her 9th and first winner on the KLPGA Tour this year.
The season with the most first-time winners on the KLPGA tour was 2017 (10 times). There is a possibility of surpassing this record in the remaining eight competitions this year.
Choi Ye-rim and Lee Joo-mi finished the tournament in a tie for third place, one stroke behind, and Kim Min-sol, an amateur national representative for the Hangzhou Asian Games, tied for fifth place with Yoo Seo-yeon with 13 under par 203 strokes. Park Bo-gyeom, who was in first place until the second round, lost one stroke on this day and finished with 12 under par 204 strokes, tied for 7th place.
Lee Ye-won, who ranked first in prize money and grand prize points for the season, finished the tournament tied for 12th place with Lim Hee-jung and others with 11 under par 205 strokes. If Lee Ye-won had ranked 11th or higher in this competition, she could have surpassed 1 billion won in prize money for the season, but she ended up playing the next competition at 999.54 million won.
Kim Su-ji, the winner of this tournament last year, scored 9 under par 207 strokes and tied for 16th place.