Lee Ye-won vs. Park Ji-young: Who’s More Aggressive?
Who is the most aggressive player on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour?
There’s a tournament to find out. The Dongbu E&C Korea Land Trust Championship (KRW 1 billion in prize money) will be held at Iksan CC (Par 72-6724) in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do from April 12-15.
The tournament, now in its third year, is the only event on the KLPGA Tour to feature a modified stableford format. It is designed to encourage aggressive play.
Albatrosses are worth 8 points, eagles 5 points, birdies 2 points, pars 0 points, bogeys -1 point, double bogeys and below -3 points, and the scores for each hole are totaled to determine the standings. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole overtime playoff will be held to determine the winner.
The previous winners were Lee Jung-min (31-Hanwha Q CELLS) in 2021 and Lee Ga-young (24-NH Investment Securities) in 2022. Lee’s victory was an emotional first for her.
The big question mark will be whether Lee Ye-won (20-KB Financial Group), who won her third win of the season last week at the Hite Jinro Championship, can win for the second week in a row.
If Lee ends the tournament with a victory, he will have won the first four events of the season and will have a strong lead in the race for the prize money and the grand prize title.
It will also be interesting to see if players from the tournament’s sponsors, Dongbu E&C and the Korea Land Trust Golf Team, can win a sponsored event for the first time.
The ‘Autumn Queen’ Kim Soo-ji (27), who has one win on the season, Park Joo-young (33-plus Dongbu E&C), who won her first career title at the Daebo Household Open, Park Ji-young (27), who has three wins on the season, and Park Hyun-kyung (23-plus Korea Land Trust), who has not won but has been consistent in her performances, are the sponsor players.먹튀검증
The competition for the Rookie Trio’s rookie crown is also expected to be fierce. Kim Min-byul (19-Hitejinro), Hwang Yoo-min (20-Lotte) and Bang Shin-sil (19-KB Financial Group), who are currently ranked 1-3 on the rookie points list, will be in action.
There will be a Charity Zone on the ninth hole. If a ball teed off in the zone during the first through fourth rounds lands, a charity fund of 300,000 won will be accumulated and donated to pediatric cancer patients at Chonbuk National University.
All rounds of the tournament will be broadcast live by SBS Golf, the host broadcaster of the KLPGA Tour. Rounds 1 and 2 will be broadcast from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 12 and 13, and round 3.4 will be broadcast for six hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.