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Park Min-ji leads the 2nd round of the KLPGA Celltrion Tournament First 4 consecutive losses in history

Hyeon Se-rin and Shin Yu-jin, 2nd place, 2 strokes behind Lee Ye-won, who aimed for the win for two weeks in a row, lost a number of strokes and faltered.

Park Min-ji greets after making a birdie on the 10th hole of the 2nd round

Park Min-ji continued to lead the way in the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Celltrion Queens Masters (total prize money of 1.2 billion won), challenging her fourth consecutive win.

In the second round of the tournament held at The Legend Course (par 72, 6,652 yards) in Seolhaewon, Yangyang, Gangwon-do on the 8th, Park Min-ji made three birdies without bogey and hit 3 under par 68.

Park Min-ji, who took the sole lead with 8 under par in the first round, recorded an intermediate total of 11 under par and 133 strokes, maintaining the top of the leaderboard.

Minji Park received a lot of attention even before the opening of this tournament, aiming for her fourth consecutive victory in the Celltrion Queen’s Masters in 2021 and 2022, following last year.

In particular, winning a single tournament four times in a row is something that has never been done in the history of the KLPGA Tour, so if Minji Park achieves it this time, she will become the first.

If she wins this tournament, she will have her first win on the KLPGA Tour this year and increase her total wins to 19, getting closer to 20 wins.

The second round of this day took place amid weather variables.

It started raining in the morning, and when the group of Park Min-ji, Lee Ye-won, and Hwang Yu-min were about to play the second hole, heavy rain poured down, causing a lot of water to accumulate on the green, and the game was stopped for about 35 minutes from 12:45 p.m. resumed.

There were lightning and hail forecasts, but while the weather did not get any worse, Minji Park got her first birdie in the 7th hole (par 3) by hitting a 6 iron tee shot about 1.7m from the hole, and made her first birdie in the 8th (par 4) and 10th holes. Added a birdie at (par 4).

Park Min-ji said, “After the rain hit the second hole, there were some difficult holes, but as I overcame the crisis well and waited, there were many opportunities for birdies. Although it was unfortunate that I was unable to reduce the number of strokes a little more due to low stamina at the end of the second half, it was a fortunate day.” did.

“This week feels long because I fight with myself not to be nervous,” he confessed. “Still, I think it’s great to be in the lead until the second round, and I want to finish with a good result. Tomorrow’s decision will depend on whether I come to my senses or not.” “It’s the key,” he added.

Hyun Se-rin and Shin Yu-jin, who hit the daily best of 6 under par, were tied for second place (9 under par, 135 strokes), 2 strokes behind Park Min-ji.

Hyun Se-rin, who debuted on the regular tour in 2020, has not won and her best result is 3rd place in this competition in 2022, while Shin Yu-jin has been playing on the regular tour since last season and has recorded a top 10 finish once.

Hyeon Se-rin said, “I am more confident in my shots because I got good grades at Seolhaewon. I often hear people say I don’t have enough backs, but now that I have a good opportunity, I will try not to listen to that this time.

Choi Ye-rim followed in 4th place (8 under par, 136 strokes), followed by Ko Ji-woo, Kim Hee-ji, and Jeon Ye-seong in joint 5th place (7 under par, 137 strokes).

Hwang Yu-min, who was tied for 3rd place the day before, was unable to reduce the number of strokes and became tied for 17th place (4 under par, 140 strokes).

Ye-won Lee, who achieved her third win of the season at the Sh Suhyup Bank MBN Women’s Open last week and is ranked first in prize money (KRW 644.63 million) and grand prize (249 points), lost three strokes on this day and went from third place the previous day to a tie for 48th place (1 under par). 143).

Lee Ye-won, who had no bogeys in the past five rounds, including the 1st to 3rd rounds of the MBN Women’s Open and the first round of this tournament, had a double bogey on the 12th hole (par 4) after a birdie on the 6th hole (par 5) on this day due to a tee shot mistake. I wrote it down, and after that, two more options came out.

Park Hyun-kyung, Yoon Ina, and Park Gyeol tied for 62nd with a midterm total of even par 144 strokes, and Bang Shin-sil tied for 72nd with 1 over par 145 strokes and missed the cut. The cut standard was 1 under par.

Hong Ye-eun recorded a hole-in-one with a 6-iron tee shot on the 7th hole (par 3, 136m) and received a bed worth 40 million won as an award.

Hong Ye-eun, who debuted on the KLPGA tour this year after working on the American stage, reduced one stroke including a hole-in-one that day, but failed to make the cut as she was tied for 72nd place. 섯다

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