‘Cutie-pie’ Park Hyun-kyung smiled for the first time in three years.
Park won the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour’s SK networks-Seogyeong Ladies Classic (total prize money: 800 million won) in a playoff on the final day at Finks Golf Club (Par 72) in Seogwipo City, Jeju Island, South Korea, on Monday.
Park and Lee finished the final round with identical 8-under-par 280s, forcing a playoff on the 18th hole (par-4).
In the second overtime, Park reached the green in two and holed out with two putts to beat So-young Lee, who could not make a bogey putt.
It was Park’s first win of the season and her fourth career victory in 910 days since winning the Chris F&C KLPGA Championship in May 2021.
Park, who had finished as runner-up nine times in her career after winning three titles, had tears in her eyes as if she had been struggling.
In particular, 바카라사이트 Park avenged her overtime loss to Lee So-young at the Daewoo Women’s MBN Women’s Open in August last year.
Park also avenged her runner-up finish at the tournament last year.
Park took home $144 million for her victory and moved up to fifth on the money list ($838.67 million).
Park Hyun-kyung, who started the tournament in a tie for first place, fought a close battle with Lee So-young until the final round.
Park birdied the 16th (par-5) to take a one-stroke lead, but Lee birdied the 17th (par-3) to regain the lead.
The tie was not broken until the final 18th hole (par-4), where the two went into a playoff. Park shaved three strokes off her score in the fourth round, while Lee shot a 4-under 68.
After playing the first overtime round at par, the second ended in disaster when Lee sent her tee shot into a bunker and then her second shot into the pond in front of the green.
Hwang Jung-mi, who made four birdies without a bogey, is in third place (5-under 283).
Lim Jin-hee, Bang Shin-sil, Sung Yoo-jin, Lee Chae-eun, and Bae So-hyun finished tied for fourth (4-under par 284).
Lee Chae-eun, who entered the tournament ranked 60th on the money list, moved up to 58th on the money list and nearly secured her seeding for next year.
Grand Prize points leader Im Jin-hee finished tied for 34th (3-over par 291), closing the gap on Lee, who was unable to add any Grand Prize points.
Lee retained the top spot on the money list, grand prize, and stroke average.
Last year’s champion, So Mi Lee, fell short of expectations with a tie for 62nd (10-over par 298).
Lee will attempt to win back-to-back titles next month at the S-Oil Championship, which begins on Nov. 2. 온라인카지노사이트