Lee Jung-min, the winner of the KLPGA tour in 5 years, climbed 18 places in the world rankings ’94th’

Jung-min Lee wins ‘Dongbu Construction-Korea Land Trust Championship’

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Lee Jung-min is taking a commemorative photo with the winning trophy in the final round of the ‘Dongbu Construction-Korea Land Trust Championship’ held at Iksan CC in Jeollabuk-do on the 17th. 2021.10.17
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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Im Soon-hyeon = Lee Jung-min (29), who won the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour after 5 years and 7 months, entered the top 100 women’s golf world rankings.

Lee Jung-min, who won the KLPGA Tour Dongbu Construction and Korea Land Trust Championship (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at Iksan Country Club (par 72) in Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do on the 17th, rose 18 places to 94th in the world rankings last week.

After winning the World Ladies Championship in March 2016 and reaching the 8-win mark, Lee Jung-min, who has not had a win-win relationship for over five years, is re-entering the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time in five years with this victory.

In the top ranking, Nelly Corda (USA) still maintained the top spot, while Korean players such as Jin-Young Ko (26), In-B Park (33), and Se-Young Kim (28) also maintained the 2nd-4th place as last week and there was no change.

The difference between Koda and Jinyoung Ko’s scores, which had narrowed to 0.29 points last week, widened slightly to 0.55 points.

However, as Koda decided not to participate in the LPGA Tour BMW Ladies Championship, which will start in Busan on the 21st, it is expected that Jin-young Ko, who has the advantage of a home course, will be able to retake the first place.

Jinyoung Ko was ranked No. 1 in the world for almost two years from July 2019 to the end of June this year, before giving up the position to Koda.

Kim Hyo-joo (26), who was named in the ‘Top 10’ by ranking 10th in October last year, exchanged the ranking with 11th place Daniel Kang (USA) last week and was pushed out of the top 10 in a year.

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