Jinhee Lim wins KLPGA Tour McCall and Mona Park Open… Rookie Yuna 2nd place

Jinhee Lim (24) won the ‘Wire to Wire’ championship at the McCall Mona Park Open (total prize money of 800 million won) on the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour.

Jinhee Lim hit a 3-under par 69 with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys in the third round on the last day of the tournament held at Birch Hill Golf Club (par 72, 6,434 yards) in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do on the 3rd.

Jinhee Im, who recorded a final total of 11 under par 205, beat ‘rookie’ Yuna (19) by two strokes to reach the top.

Jinhee Im, who won the tour for the second time in a year and a month since the BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup in June of last year, received a prize money of 144 million won.

Following the joint lead in the first round, Im Jin-hee, who took the 2nd place in the 2nd round the day before, took the first place by two strokes, and did not miss the lead position until the last day.

Jinhee Lim started the final round pleasantly with a birdie on the 1st hole (par 4), and Yuna, who was 2nd, lost 2 strokes on the 3rd hole (par 5) due to a mistake in the tee shot to the left and took the 1st place relatively comfortably. kept

Im Jin-hee, who once led by four strokes, was shaken for a while with consecutive bogeys on the 15th and 16th holes.

On the other hand, Yoon Ena counterattacked by making four consecutive birdies on the 9th to 12th holes.

The gap with the first place was narrowed to two strokes as Yuna Yun put a birdie putt of about 10 meters on the 17th hole (par 3).

Jinhee Lim wins KLPGA Tour McCall and Mona Park Open...  Rookie Yuna 2nd place

On the final 18th hole (par 5), Yuna threw the ball on the green with her second shot with 250 yards left.

However, Jinhee Lim took the victory by sending her third shot with 70m left to less than 1m from the hole.

The eagle putt Yuna tried from a distance of 7.2m was also a bit short, and in the end Jinhee Lim and Ina Yoon both drew as birdies on the last hole.

Im Jin-hee said, “I wasn’t ready for the first win last year, but this win feels like I built it up one by one. “, he said.

Yoon Ina, who debuted on the KLPGA stage this year, delayed her first win, but left a deep impression on the fans with her exhilarating performance with her long hit of the first place in drive shot distance (264.4 yards) this season.

Eun-woo Choi (27) and Min-kyung Choi (29) tied for third with 6-under 210 strokes, and rookie Ye-won Lee (19) finished the competition with solo 5th with 5-under 211 strokes.

/yunhap news

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