“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 regular tour of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KPGA), burst into tears during the interview.
Choi Eun-woo, who won a come-from-behind victory by 4 strokes, said in a tearful voice, “I grew up so wonderfully because you supported me for 9 long years.”스포츠토토
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, Gyeongsangnam-do on the 23rd, Choi Eun-woo took 6 birdies without bogey and scored 6 under par 66 strokes for a total of 9 under par 207 strokes over three days and won the 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 left a record of second place in this category following An Song-i (237th, 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 in the 2016 BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup (June) and only won runner-up once. had nothing to do with
His shot is excellent, but he focused on improving his weak point, putting, during training last winter, and taking lessons for the first time 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, then took the solo lead 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. Choi Eun-woo, who had been trailing by two strokes at the time of the scorecard, went off the green with Lee So-mi’s second shot on the 18th hole, 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 bewildered. Every year at this tournament, the birthday of my father (Mr. Choi Mun-cheol, 62) overlaps, but this year I went up with a happy heart.” I thought I could win,” he said. He then said, “It took a long time to win my first championship, so now I will try to win many wins,” and “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.