A ‘long-hitting rookie’ is battling for the title at the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour’s Dongbu Fire-Korea Land Trust Championship (total prize money of 1 billion won), a variation on the stableford format known as ‘attack golf’ .In the third round of the tournament held at Iksan Country Club (Par 72) in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do on Thursday, rookie Hwang Yoo-min, the third-best golfer in the tournament, added five points to her score to take the lead after the first day with a total of 31 points. The Dongbu E&C-Korea Land Trust Championship uses a modified Stableford format to determine the standings.
Instead of stroke totals, players are awarded 8 points for an eagle, 5 points for an eagle and 2 points for a birdie, while a bogey is worth -1 and a double bogey or worse is worth -3. The system favors aggressive players. Hwang Yoo-min, the poster child for aggressive golf who leads the world in birdies per round, holds a two-shot lead after two days of play in the mouth-watering variation of the Stableford format and will be looking for her second win of the season, three months after her first career victory at the Daewoo Women’s MBN Women’s Open in July.
However, Hwang faced a strong challenge from fellow Rookie of the Year contender Bang Shin-sil, who burst onto the scene with her exceptional long game. While Hwang struggled on the day with just four birdies and three bogeys, Bang swept in an eagle, six birdies, and two bogeys for a whopping 15 points .He trails Hwang Yoo-min by just one point and will face off against him in the championship group in the final round on Friday. Bang will be looking for her second win since winning the E1 Charity Open in May.
Bang stunned the field on the 17th hole (par-5) with her econd shot from 207 yards out, putting the ball on the green and sinking an 11-meter eagle putt. Bang, the KLPGA Tour’s longest hitter, is second in eagles (six) and second in birdies behind Hwang Yoo-min.”I didn’t play too badly, but I was frustrated that my game didn’t work out yesterday because I ran out of luck,” said Hwang. “My tee shots, which were shaky, improved today. However, I think I need to refine my wedge shot a bit more and create more birdie chances. I missed a lot of putts, so I need to work on my putting today.”
Hwang Yoo-min, who faced fellow Rookie of the Year contender Kim Min-byul in the final day’s championship group when she won her first title, said, “If it’s the first or second round, I’ll be happy to play, but tomorrow is the final round and I want to win.” “I was able to score a lot of points because my mid- and long-range putts were falling well, and I was able to finish on a high note thanks to my eagle on the 17th hole,” said Bang. “We played together in the national team, so I think I’ll be able to play comfortably and enjoy myself, but I’m trying to focus on my game rather than being conscious of other players.” “I will play as aggressively tomorrow as I did today,” said Bang Shin-sil. Lee So Mi, who matched Bang’s score with one eagle, seven birdies and two bogeys, 카지노사이트 and Lee Seung Yeon, who had five birdies, tied for third.