On the 21st, at the 10th hole of the 1st round of the KLPGA Tour ‘Nexen Saint Nine Masters’ held at Gaya CC (par 72) in Gimhae City, Gyeongsangnam-do, Lee Mi-joo’s laughter did not stop.
Lee Joo-mi enjoyed the thrill of her first win in her life at the ‘Mediheal Hankook Ilbo Championship’ (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at the Ferrum Club in Yeoju on the 16th last week.
Lee Joo-mi reached the top with a final total of 12 under par, 276 strokes, beating second place Park Hyeon-gyeong by two strokes.
Lee Joo-mi, who has been active on the regular tour since 2015, has never won any of the previous 147 tournaments, but has won a thrilling come-from-behind victory.
Lee Joo-mi started in the same group with Park Hyun-kyung and Park Ji-young in the first round of the Nexen Saint Nine Masters. Entering the 10th tee box, Lee Joo-mi smiled as she received a rose as a gift from a fan.
And while preparing for the tee shot, she smiled broadly, and the smile did not leave her lips as if the afterglow of winning the last tournament continued. In particular, while she was talking with Park Hyeon-kyung and Park Ji-young, she was smiling brightly.
Before the match, Lee Joo-mi said, “It’s her first competition after winning, so she’s excited, and because it’s close to her hometown, it’s burdensome. She needs to hold on to her excitement as much as possible, so her goal is to pass the cut.” revealed
“I was able to win last week with good putts in the 1st and 2nd rounds, and good shots in the 3rd and 4th rounds, but I feel like I’m getting better, so I’m looking forward to this tournament as well. I will make good grades through the strategy I see.”메이저놀이터
▲Lee Joo-mi hits a powerful tee shot on the 10th tee.
Lee Joo-mi recorded 1 birdie and 4 bogeys in the first round and tied for 57th with 13 players with a 3-over-par 75.
Meanwhile, in the first round, Jeong Yeon-joo took first place with a 5-under 67, while Kim Min-byeol and Hwang Yu-min finished second with a 4-under 68.
[Park Ji-young, Lee Joo-mi, and Park Hyeon-kyung posing after giving out roses received from a fan to their colleagues.