Korean women’s golf loses 2 to Australia on the first day of the International Crown of the national competition
On the first day of the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown (total prize money of 2 million dollars), a national women’s golf competition, Korea lost both matches to Australia.
On the 5th (Korean time), Korea Jin-young Ko, Hyo-joo Kim, and In-ji Jeon-Hye-jin Choi paired up to play in the four-ball game on the first day of the tournament held at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California, USA. She lost to Stephanie Kiriacou and recorded two losses.
The International Crown, a women’s national golf competition founded in 2014, resumed after 5 years since the 3rd tournament held in Incheon in 2018.
In the 2014 and 2016 competitions held in the United States, Spain and the United States won respectively, and in 2018, the host country, Korea, took the top spot.
Korea, the United States, Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia and China will participate in this year’s tournament and are divided into Groups A and B to play the group stage.
Korea entered Group B of the group stage with Japan, Thailand and Australia, and the United States, Sweden, England and China compete in Group A.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
In four-ball, a group stage method, one team in a group of two plays with their own ball, and the better performance is the team score.
Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin played Min-ji Lee and Kiria-ku until the last hole and lost by two holes.
After giving away the first three holes, Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin caught up with a birdie side by side on the 12th hole (par 4), and Choi Hye-jin won the 13th and 14th holes in a row to balance it out.
However, with Lee Min-ji’s birdie on the 15th hole (par 4), Australia regained the lead by one hole, and also took the 18th hole (par 5).
Choi Hye-jin said, “It’s been a while since I played as a member of the national team, so I was very nervous. It’s a pity that I missed it even though I had a few holes in the beginning.”
Jeon In-ji said, “It’s a result that has already ended, so it’s important to accept it rather than regret it. After today, if I do well, I’ll write a drama, and I think that’s the beauty of golf.”
Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo lost by two holes to the 17th hole in the match against Green-Kemp.
Ko Jin-young pondered, “Even though Hyo-ju got sick last night and was not in good condition, she led me well in the second half, but I feel regretful and angry at not being able to win points.” I will come,” he said.
Thailand, which featured sisters Eriya-Moriya Jutanugarn and Patty Tawatanakit-Ataya Tittikul as a team, took two wins against Japan and took the lead in Group B with Australia on the first day.
Korea aims for victory in the matches against Thailand on the 6th and Japan on the 7th.
In Group A, Sweden took both matches against England and took the lead, while the United States and China exchanged one win each.