Park Min-ji is close to winning 7 of the KLPGA season.
Park Min-ji, who virtually solidified the prize money and multiple wins on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour this season, was seen in the 3rd round of the ‘Dongbu Construction Korea Land Trust Championship’ (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at Iksan Country Club (par 72) in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do on the 16th. Without catching 10 birdies, he scored 20 points (mid-total total of 40) and took the lead alone.
The contest is held in the ‘variant stableford’ format, in which 8 points for albatross, 5 points for Eagle, 2 points for birdie, 0 points for par, -1 point for bogey, -3 points for double bogey and more. That added a point.
Due to the nature of the modified stablepod method, it is impossible to predict the victory of Park Min-ji because he can get a big score by hitting a birdie at once. The likelihood of doing so is very high.
Park Min-ji failed to add a win over nine tournaments after winning her sixth win of the season at the Daebo House D Open in July. If they win this tournament, they will be the first to exceed the KRW 1.6 billion mark in the season prize money on the KLPGA Tour. The current season’s cumulative prize money is 1,428.3 million won.
Park Min-ji said, “I realized that I shouldn’t be afraid to look in the modified Stableford method that I tried for the first time, and I hit it unconditionally and aggressively.”
On this day, Park Min-ji missed the green only once, and the green play was excellent enough to hole out with one putt on 10 holes.
So-young Lee, who added 10 points by pulling out 5 birdies on this day alone, and Anna Lin, who scored 11 points by combining 6 birdies and 1 bogey, tied for second place with a mid-total of 36 points, 4 points behind Park Min-ji.
Jinsun Han, who took the lead in rounds 1 and 2, was unable to add points by adding 4 bogeys to 2 birdies on that day, and was pushed to tie 14th (27 points), 13 points behind Park Min-ji.