“Today is my dad’s birthday, and I think he gave me the best gift ever.”
Choi Eun-woo (28), who won her first championship in her 211th tournament in 9 seasons on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) regular tour, burst into tears during the interview.
Choi Eun-woo, who won the come-from-behind championship by 4 strokes, said in a tearful voice, “I grew up so wonderfully because you supported me for 9 long years.” .
In the final round of the KLPGA Tour Nexen Saint Nine Masters (total prize money of 800 million won) held at Gaya CC (par 72, 6818 yards) in Gimhae-si, Gyeongnam on the 23rd, Choi Eun-woo took 6 birdies without bogey and scored 6 under par 66 strokes, totaling 9 under par 207 strokes over three days. and won the championship trophy and prize money of 144 million won, beating Ko Ji-woo (8 under par, 208 strokes) in the second year of the tour by one stroke.
Choi Eun-woo finished second in this category following An Song-i (237 times, 2019 ADT Caps Championship), who recorded the first win in the KLPGA regular tour. She became the second player to win after more than 200 appearances, surpassing Park So-yeon’s 167.
Choi Eun-woo, who made her debut in the regular tour in 2015 after going to Australia to study golf in elementary school, has shown perseverance that has never fallen to the second division tour, but only tied for second place at the 2016 BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup (June) and only won runner-up once. had nothing to do with
Choi Eun-woo has an excellent shot, but putt was his weakness. During training last winter, he intensively supplemented his putt and received lessons for the first time, which had a great effect. Choi Eun-woo, who started in a tie for 4th place, 4 strokes behind leader Lee So-mi, cut 3 strokes in the first half with birdies on the 6th, 7th, and 9th holes, and then took the lead alone with consecutive birdies on the 13th and 14th holes. Go Ji-woo of the previous group made a 7th birdie on the 18th hole (par 4) and made a tie with a total of 8 under par, but Choi Eun-woo put a 2.5m birdie putt on the 16th hole (par 5) and kept the lead until the end. 토토사이트
At the time of the scorecard, Lee So-mi’s second shot on the 18th hole, which was trailing by two strokes, went off the green, and Choi Eun-woo, who confirmed the victory, smiled brightly and enjoyed the joy.
Choi Eun-woo said in an official interview, “I’m still confused. Every year at this tournament, the birthday of my father (Mr. Choi Moon-cheol, 62) overlaps, but this year I went up with a happy heart.” I thought I could win,” he said. He continued, “It took a long time to win my first championship, so now I will try to win a lot,” he said, “I hope other players will see me and give me strength.”
Kim Su-ji and Lee So-mi tied for 3rd place (6 under par, 210 strokes), and rookie Kim Min-byul finished with Lim Hee-jeong and Lee Da-yeon in 5th place (4 under par, 212 strokes). The KLGPA Tour produced first-time winners (Lee Ye-won and Lee Joo-mi) in all three tournaments this year.