The steps of Noh Seung-hee (22) and Yoo Seo-yeon (20), who were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Doosan Match Play Championship (total prize money of 900 million won), are not so heavy.
In the quarterfinals토스카지노 of the tournament held at the Ladena Golf Club (par 72, 6,350 yards) in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 20th, Noh Seung-hee lost to Park Hyun-kyung (23) and Yoo Seo-yeon lost to Seong Yu-jin (23).
However, both of them left the competition with a sense of satisfaction because they had achieved their intended goals.
Noh Seung-hee achieved her goal of ‘advancing to the round of 16’ in her third appearance.
Noh Seung-hee, who challenged this tournament the year before and last year, failed to cross the threshold of the group stage.
In the first round of the group stage last year, she even staged a surprise defeat against Kim Ji-hyun, the winner of the 2019 tournament, but lost in the second and third matches and eventually did not see the light of day.
However, this year, she defeated Hong Ji-won, Hwang Jeong-mi, and Jeong Ji-min consecutively in the group stage to reach the round of 16, and then defeated Lee Seung-yeon by two holes to experience the quarterfinal stage.
Yoo Seo-yeon hole-out with a birdie on the second hole
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In her second year, Yoo Seo-yeon made it to the quarterfinals in her first match play competition.
She beat Eunji Jeong and Gyeol Park in the preliminaries to advance to the main draw with 2 wins and 1 loss, and Seoyeon Yoo beat Minjoo Kim by 3 holes in the round of 16 match.
It was a dramatic come-from-behind victory by driving 4 birdies and 1 par in holes 12-16 after being dragged by a 2-hole car at one time.
Yoo Seo-yeon belongs to Group D, which is the lowest among the four groups classified by prize money ranking and other standards, and is the only player to make it to the round of 16.
While Bang Shin-sil and Kim Min-byeol, who were in the spotlight despite being in the same group D, failed to live up to expectations and were eliminated, Yoo Seo-yeon quietly promoted her performance.
Here, with her quarterfinal prize money (27.63 million won), she also set a new record for her personal highest prize money.
Noh Seung-hee and Yoo Seo-yeon, who have yet to win the championship, are expected to play an active role in the future.