(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi In-young = Ji Eun-hee (35) advanced to the quarterfinals of the American Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour Bank of Hope Match Play ($1.5 million in total prize money).
Ji Eun-hee beat Shin Ji-eun (29) in the round of 16 on the fourth day of the tournament held at the Shadow Creek Golf Course (par 72, 6,804 yards) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 30th (Korean time).
Ji Eun-hee was ahead of Shin Ji-eun by two holes until the 11th hole (par 4).
Since then, Shin Ji-eun won 4 out of 5 holes from 12th to 16th, and reversed by 2nd hole.
However, Ji Eun-hee made a tie by winning the 17th hole (par 3) and the 18th hole (par 5) in a row.
Ji Eun-hee and Shin Ji-eun went into a single game overtime. Ji Eun-hee succeeded in paring in the first hole of the extension held at the 10th hole (par 4), while Shin Ji-eun wrote down his examples, and Ji Eun-hee took the ticket to the quarterfinals with an exhilarating reverse victory.
Ji Eun-hee said, “I hit the tee shot very well, so I thought I would do well in this hole. Seeing Shin Ji-eun miss the fairway, I thought I could win if I hit the par.”
Park In-bi (33), the second place in the world rankings, was eliminated by Zofia Popov (Germany) after a close match from the 16-finals to 20 holes.
Park Inbi surpassed Popov by two holes until the 13th hole (par 3).
However, Popov took the 14th hole (par 4) and the 16th hole (par 5), which resulted in a tie.
Park In-bi won the 17th hole (par 3), but lost in the 18th hole (par 5), allowed a tie again and was taken to overtime.
In the first hole (par 4) overtime, both Park Inbi and Popov scored par. In the second hole, Park Inbi hit a par, while Popov succeeded in a birdie, and Popov reached the round of 16.
In the 8th quarter, Ji Eun-hee met Fengshan Mountain (China).
Daniel Kang (USA)-Allie Ewing (USA), Eriya Chutanukan (Thailand)-Lee Minji (Australia), Popov-Patta Tawatanap (Thailand) are facing each other in the quarterfinals.
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2021/05/30 06:34 sent