The last tournament of this year’s Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour and the second tournament of the 2023 season, ‘PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship with SBS Golf’ (total prize money of 700 million won) will be held at Twin Doves Golf in Binh Duong Province in southern Vietnam for three days from the 16th. It unfolds at the club (par 72).
PLK is a golf life platform company that operates in various fields such as golf membership, golf travel and tourism, golf academy, and golf concierge. The ‘2022 KLPGA PLK Champions Classic’ was held twice on the KLPGA Champions Tour this year. It is extremely unusual to hold a tournament on both the regular tour and senior tour in one year, and the affection PLK pours into Korean women’s golf is unique.
The Hyosung Championship, which was held at the same venue from 2017 to 2019, will resume after three years with a new title sponsor. Who will take the honor of winning this championship?
The strongest candidate for the championship is Lee So-young (25), who showed a particularly strong side at Twin Doves Golf Club. Lee So-young, who participated in all three competitions and was named in the top 10 twice, 스포츠토토 including one runner-up, recalled good memories, saying, “When I played at Twin Doves, my iron shots always followed well.” However, if you are good at attacking the green, I think you can achieve good results.”
Recent shots feel good. At the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, the opening game of the 2023 season that ended last week in Singapore, Park Hyun-kyung (22) and Hong Jung-min (20) took the first stroke joint runner-up. Lee So-young, who won her first win in 2016, added 1 win this year following 3 wins in 2018 and 1 win in 2020, and lifted the championship trophy only in even-numbered years every year. “Until now, I have always aimed to play safely and aim to pass the preliminary round, but I will play aggressively in the new season,” he added.
Park Min-ji (24), the prize money and most wins in the 2022 season, Kim Su-ji (26), who won the grand prize and average at bats, and Park Ji-young (26), the winner of the previous competition, also do not participate in this competition, but there are many other candidates besides Lee So-young.
Park Hyun-kyung and Hong Jeong-min, who won second place in Singapore, as well as Lee So-mi (23), who won consecutively at the SK Networks Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Championship and S-OIL Championship held in Jeju last fall, Kyochon Honey Ladies Open and Hoban Seoul Newspaper Women’s Classic Jo A-yeon (22), who won two wins in the 2018 World Cup, will also make a sortie. Prominent players such as Lim Hee-jeong (22), winner of the Korea Women’s Open, and Lee Ga-young (23), who won her first win at the Dongbu Construction/Korea Land Trust Championship, are aiming for the queen of a new sponsored tournament held in Vietnam for the first time in three years.