Kim Ji-hyun (32), a five-time winner on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, including a major, the Korean Women’s Open, overcame a hellish seeding to make a comeback .Kim shot a 3-under 69 in the final round of the KLPGA Tour’s seeding event at Muan Country Club (Par 72) in Jeollanam-do on Sunday for a four-round total of 16-under 272. Kim finished second on the money list with three victories, including the 2017 Korean Women’s Open, and has won five times, including the 2018 Lotte Rent-a-Car Open and the 2019 Doosan Match Play Championship.
She was inducted into the K-10 Club, an honor reserved for players who have played on the regular tour for 10 consecutive years .After falling into a slump last year, Kim was ranked 64th on the money list this year and had to redo her seeding, but she proved her rustiness by taking the top spot after leading all four days. “I have a lot of experience on the tour, so I was more confident than nervous before the start of the seeding. I played my best shots, which I think are my strengths. The weather wasn’t great, but I like windy weather, so I was able to play comfortably,” said Kim.
“I thought about quitting golf after losing my seeding, but then I realized that I want to win one more title next year and then quit,” said Kim, who is determined to lift the trophy again next year .Lee Ji-hyun 7 (21), who finished 93rd on the money list this year, was seeded second (14-under par 274).South Korean teammates Yoo Hyun-jo and Lim Ji-yoo, who shared the team silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, also finished in the top 10 and will compete side-by-side on the KLPGA Tour next year. Yoo finished fifth (13-under par 275), while Lim was seeded 10th (10-under par 278).The top 16 finishers of the seeded event are almost guaranteed a spot on the KLPGA Tour next year .The 132-player summer event is open to players ranked 온라인카지노 37th or higher on the Order of Merit.