Park Inbi was caught by Popov in the 16th Gangseo
At the LPGA Tour Match Play Tournament, which revived after 4 years, all Korean golfers drank the bitter cup of elimination.
Ji Eun-hee, 35, played the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope match play ($1.5 million in total prize money) held at Shadow Creek Golf Course (par 72, 6804 yards) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 30th (Korean time) in the quarterfinals of China’s Fengshan Mountain. Lost after an extended match.
Ji Eun-hee, who survived to the quarterfinals among the 13 Korean players who participated in this tournament, failed to advance to the quarterfinals.
Ji Eun-hee took the lead by one hole to the 7th hole (par 5), but was dragged to the second hole by giving the 8th hole (par 3), the 9th hole (par 4), and the 11th hole (par 4). Ji Eun-hee, who gained a balance by winning the 12th hole (par 4) and the 15th hole (par 4), started extending the game until the 18th hole (par 5). In the first hole of the extension (par 4), Ji Eun-hee dropped the second shot into the bunker, while Fengshan San put the second shot on the green and succeeded in a long-distance birdie putt, creating a sense of excitement. Ji Eun-hee’s approach shot went a long way through the hole, and Feng San-san took the ticket for the quarterfinals.
Fengshan Mountain will play in the quarterfinals on the 31st with Zofia Popov (Germany), who defeated Patti Tawatananap (Thailand) in the quarterfinals on this day. The remaining quarter-finals are between Eriya Chutanukan (Thailand) and Allie Ewing (USA).
Earlier, Korean players Ji Eun-hee, Park In-bi (33), and Shin Ji-eun (29) went through the group stage to reach the round of 16. Ji Eun-hee won Shin Ji-eun at the end of overtime in the round of 16, but drank a high degree in overtime in the quarter-final. Park In-bi was also caught up by Popov, who caught the Eagle in the 18th hole of the last round of the 16th round, and went into extension, and was caught in the second hole of the extension.
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