KLPGA’s Im Jin-hee improves to 4-0 with season finale win

Jin-hee Lim has won the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour in dramatic fashion.

Lim shot a 5-under 67 in the final round of the KLPGA Tour’s SK Shielders-SK Telecom Open (total prize money: 1 billion won) at Rabiebel Country Club Old Course (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, on Wednesday to win with a 16-under 200 total.

With her fourth victory of the season, Lim clinched a share of the top spot on the leaderboard, ahead of two other players with three wins this season, Lee Ye-won and Park Ji-young.

The SK Shields-SK Telecom Open is the final event of the season.

Heading into the event, Lee had already clinched the title and the grand prize, as well as the top spot on the money list, leaving only one of her four individual titles to be won.

After winning her first title of the season at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship in May, she went on to win the Jeju Samdasoo Masters in August and the Sangsangin-Korea Economic TV Open in October. Her sixth career victory.

With the 200 million won prize money, she moved into second place on the money list (1.145 billion won).

Im enjoyed her best season since her debut, ranking second in points and fourth in stroke average.

After losing the lead to Lee at one point, Im regained the lead with a birdie on the ninth (par-4), then birdied the 14th (par-4) and 15th (par-5).

A birdie on the 17th (par-3) drove the wedge home, and Lim followed it up with the winning birdie on the 18th (par-4).

“My score this season is 100,” Lim said happily.

Lee Da-yeon, who was competing with Lim for the title, shaved two strokes off her score to finish five strokes back in second place (11-under par 205).

Kim Min-ju and Jung So-i tied for third (3-under par 213).

Yewon Lee, who took home a trio of awards, including 먹튀검증 cash prize, grand prize, and best scoring average, finished tied for 11th (2-over par 218).

Tied for 14th (3-over par 219), Min Byul Kim clinched the Rookie of the Year honors.

Defending champion Minji Park finished her final tournament of the season in a tie for 50th place (10-over par 226).

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