Defending Champ Jung-Min Hong vs Permanent Seed Seon-Joo Ahn, Match Play Quarterfinals

 Defending champion Hong Jeong-min (21) of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won) and permanent seed Ahn Seon-joo (36) succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals.

As a result of the round of 16 of the Doosan Match Play Championship held at Ladena Golf Club (par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 20th, the finalists were eclipsed.

Defending champion Jung-Min Hong won by 4 holes leaving 2 holes for Ji Han-sol (27). Hong Jung-min, who had been in a tight game with a one-hole lead up to the 10th hole, won four holes from the 11th to the 14th hole to seize the victory.

Hong Jung-min said, “I didn’t expect to win because the feeling of the shot in the beginning was very shaken. But as I persevered, the opportunity came.” Having come this far, I will try to win the quarterfinals as well.”

Ahn Seon-ju, a veteran who has won 28 wins on the JLPGA tour and is a permanent seed on the KLPGA tour, defeated Ha Min-song (27) by 4 holes with 3 holes left. Ahn Seon-joo, who already had a 5-hole lead through the 10 holes in the first half, lost holes 11 and 13 to Ha Min-song, but won the 15th hole and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Ahn Seon-joo also recorded 7 victories on the KLPGA tour. In September 2009, after winning the 7th win in the 2nd round of the KB Kookmin Bank Star Tour, he moved to Japan. If he wins this competition, he will reach the top of the domestic competition after 13 years and 8 months.스포츠토토

Hong Jeong-min, who is aiming for the first two consecutive championships in the tournament history, and Ahn Seon-ju, who is trying to win the domestic championship in 13 years and 8 months, will face each other in the quarterfinals.

Ahn Seon-ju said, “It’s the first time I’ve advanced to the quarterfinals,” and added, “I’m satisfied with the thought that my golf skills have improved.” Ahn Seon-joo, who said that he made a lot of efforts such as losing weight ahead of this season, said, “Hong Jung-min is very good at match play, so I will focus on my play without being conscious of the opponent.”

In addition, KLPGA tour popular star Park Hyeon-kyung (23) advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Park Ji-young (27), who is running at the top of the prize money rankings this season, by two holes, leaving one hole behind.

Seong Yu-jin (23), who came second last month in the Lotte Championship of the LPGA Tour, also won the victory by one hole after a close match up to the 18th hole against Lim Hee-jeong (23), a difficult opponent.

In addition, Na Hee-won (29) defeated Madasom (24) by one hole, and Yu Seo-yeon (20) recorded a 5-hole victory over Kim Min-joo (21) in a row from the 12th to the 16th hole, winning a come-from-behind victory by 3 holes.

Roh Seung-hee (22) and Han Jin-seon (25) also advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Lee Seung-yeon (25) and Jeon Ye-seong (22) by two holes, respectively.

In the quarterfinals, Ahn Seon-joo and Hong Jung-min’s big match, as well as Sung Yu-jin and Yoo Seo-yeon’s confrontation. Han Jin-seon and Na Hee-won, as well as Noh Seung-hee and Park Hyeon-kyung, clash over tickets to advance to the semifinals.

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