Yoo Hae-ran, Korea-US Rookie of the Year challenge… LPGA Tour Q-Series Senior Passed

December 12, 2022 0 Comments

Yoo Hae-ran reduced 4 strokes to reach the top with 29 under par 545 strokes in the final 8 rounds of the LPGA Tour Q-Series held at Highland Oaks Golf Course in Doseon, Alabama, USA on the 12th (Korean time). She thereby proudly placed first overall out of 100 participants and embraced the joy of passing her senior.

The Q-Series is a kind of admission test that gives players who do not have the LPGA Tour seeding rights a ticket to compete in the next season. 100 people from all over the world compete for 8 rounds over 2 weeks to determine superiority and inferiority. If you finish in the top 20, you receive a seed, and from 21st to 45th, you get a conditional seed and the right to participate in the second tour (Epson Tour). The 46th to 75th places only take tickets for the 2nd tour.

Yoo Hae-ran, who started the first round with a tie for 61st at 1 over par, gradually improved her ranking thereafter, and finished her last four rounds of week 1 with a tie for 6th at 12 under par.

Hae-ran, who had completed her adaptation, gradually began to show her potential in her second week. In the 5th round, he only caught 2 birdies without bogey, and in the 6th round, he entered the lead by reducing 5 strokes with a lucky shot eagle.

Yoo Hae-ran, who jumped as the sole leader with only 6 birdies in the 7th round, maintained a good pace until the last day. He reduced 3 strokes with 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the first half in the final round with a sole lead by 2 strokes, and then kept 1st place without losing strokes with 2 birdies and 1 bogey in the second half.

As a result, Yoo Hae-ran was named as the top passer of the Q-series following Annarin (26) last year. Among Koreans, it is the third highest pass ever, including Lee Jung-eun 6 (26) in 2018.

Yoo Hae-ran, born in 2001, started to make his name known in earnest through the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, where he participated as a high school 스포츠토토 student. At the time, he and Lim Hee-jeong (22) and Jung Yoon-ji (22) wore the Taegeuk mark and jointly won a silver medal in the team event.

The high school student rebellion continued. In 2019, she came out as a recommended player at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, recorded a surprise victory, and received a stable full seed for the next season. The following year, he achieved the best performance among rookies and won the rookie of the year title.

Yoo Hae-ran, who recorded 5 victories on the KLPGA tour, turned her eyes abroad. He took up the challenge with a dream of playing on a wider stage, and pioneered a new golf life by raising his name to No. 1 in this Q-Series.

Next year’s LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year challenge is also of interest. As he has already been recognized as the best rookie on the KLPGA Tour, it is evaluated that he has a good chance of winning on the LPGA Tour as well. In addition, starting with Kim Se-young (29) in 2015, Jeon In-ji (28) in 2016, Park Seong-hyun (29) in 2017, Ko Jin-young (27) in 2018, and Lee Jung-eun in 2019, Patty Tawatanagit (23) last year and this year respectively. ) and Ataya Titikkun (19 years old, Thailand), whether the genealogy of the rookie king can be recovered (the rookie king will be abolished in the aftermath of Corona 19 in 2020).

Meanwhile, Park Geum-gang (21), who is the same age as Yoo Hae-ran, tied for ninth in the 20-under par, earning a ticket to play on the LPGA Tour next year.

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