The Korean Women’s Professional Golf KLPGA Tour Hana Financial Group Championship will be held at Bear’s Best Cheongna in Incheon for four days starting on the 21st.
This tournament is held as part of the Ladies Asian Tour series hosted by the Asia Golf Leaders Forum, and a large number of domestic players as well as foreign players participate.
The total prize money is also 1.5 billion won, the second largest prize money at stake after the Hanwha Classic held in August (total prize money 1.7 billion won).
Representative foreign players participating in this year’s competition include Korean players Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Lee Min-ji (Australia).
Both athletes are sponsored by Hana Financial Group, which hosts the competition.
Lee Min-ji is poised to continue the upward trend of winning the LPGA Tour Kroger Queen City Championship, which ended in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA earlier this month.
Lydia Go has been somewhat stagnant, having not ranked in the top 10 on the LPGA tour since tying for 6th place in Honda Thailand in February of this year, but she is attempting to turn things around at the long-awaited Korean tournament.
In particular, Lydia Go showed a strong performance in competitions held in Korea, such as placing 5th in this competition in 2021 and winning the BMW Ladies Championship, an LPGA tour competition held in Korea last year.먹튀검증
In addition, 2021 LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year winner Patty Tawatanakat (Thailand), Yokomine Sakura (Japan), winner of 23 wins in Japanese Women’s Professional Golf, and long hitter Bianca Pagdanganan (Philippines), who ranked first in driving distance on the 2020 LPGA Tour, are also domestically ranked. Meet your fans.
Among the KLPGA tour players, most of the tour’s strong players, including Lee Ye-won, who ranked first in season prize money and grand prize points, ‘defending champion’ Kim Su-ji, Park Ji-young, and Park Min-ji, are participating.
Lee Ye-won and Park Ji-young are in 1st and 2nd place with a difference of about 70 million won in prize money and 8 points in target points, so the pattern of leading positions may change depending on the results of this competition.
Minji Park’s tee shot
In addition, last year’s champion Kim Su-ji will defend her title, and Choi Hye-jin, who is active on the LPGA tour, will also participate.
Choi Hye-jin won the KLPGA Tour Lotte Open in June of this year, and the venue at the time was Bears Best Cheongna, where the tournament was held.
In this competition, participating players donate a total of 1% of the prize money, and Hana Financial Group adds the same amount to create a donation of 30 million won.
In addition, if a birdie or better is recorded in holes 1 and 11 during the tournament, Hana Financial Group will donate up to 20 million won, and a ‘Hana ESG Zone’ will be installed at the second shot point of hole 17, and if the ball lands in that zone, 1.11 million won will be donated. We plan to raise up to 200 million won through donations.
The donation of up to 250 million won raised in this way will be used for support projects for pregnant women in crisis in the Incheon region.