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Kim Su-ji wins KLPGA Tour major tournament Hite Jinro Championship

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Kim Su-ji (25) was crowned the last ‘major queen’ of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour season.

On the 10th, on the last day of the 21st Hite Jinro Championship (total prize money of 1 billion won) held at Blue Heron Golf Club (par 72, 6,660 yards) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, on the 10th, in the fourth round, Kim Suji exchanged two bogeys with a birdie and shot an even par 72. hit

With a final total of 12-under 276, Suji Kim won the final major event of the season, beating tied 2nd place Minji Park (23) and Lim Hee-jeong (21) by two strokes.

The prize money for the winner is 180,000 won.

Kim Su-ji, who won her first regular tour victory at the KG and E-Daily Ladies Open in September, achieved her first major championship and two victories in the tour and season with this win.

Kim Su-ji, who has been active on the regular tour since 2017, won the first championship in the 115th tournament on the regular tour at the KG·E-Daily Ladies Open in September, and added a win in the fifth tournament after the first win.

Kim Su-ji, who has been on the rise recently, also ranked third in the Hana Financial Group Championship last week, climbed to sixth place (621,83 million won) in prize money.

The runner-up Minji Park added a prize of 95 million won for the second place, and became the first player to exceed 1.4 billion won in prize money in a single season on the KLPGA tour with a season prize of 1.42 billion won.

Kim Su-ji, who took first place by one stroke until the third round, took the victory by losing two strokes when Lee So-mi (22), who was chasing by one stroke, fell into the water on the 16th hole (par 3) tee shot on the right.

After that, Park Min-ji, who caught the birdie at this hole, pressed Kim Su-ji by two strokes, but the second shot from Park Min-ji on the last 18th hole (par 5) went into the bunker after the green, increasing the chance of Kim Su-ji winning.

Park Joo-young (31), who took the lead until the third round and tied for second by one stroke, was aiming for the first championship in the 245th tournament of the regular tour, but she promised the next one.

At the 10th hole (par 5), which was catching up with the lead by one stroke, the tee shot went to the bunker, and the second shot got stuck in the chin of the bunker.

In the end, Joo-Young Park finished the tournament with a final total of 6-under 282 and tied for 6th.

So-mi Lee, who was eliminated from the lead competition due to her 16th hole tee shot into the water, is in fourth place alone with a 9-under-par 279.

Park Seong-hyeon (28), who participated in the domestic competition for the first time in a year and five months since May of last year, tied for 40th with a final total of 2 over par 290.

/yunhap news

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