Kim Min-byeol (19, Hite Jinro) from Chuncheon attempts to win her first championship in a sponsored competition.
The 23rd Hite Jinro Championship (total prize money 1.2 billion won, winner prize money 216 million won), the last major tournament on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour in the 2023 season, will be held at the Blue Heron Golf Club (located in Yeoju, Gyeonggi Province) for four스포츠토토days starting on the 5th. It starts at par 72).
As it was the last major tournament of the season, Min-Byeol Kim threw down the challenge while KLPGA Tour star players such as Min-Ji Park and Ye-Won Lee were in attendance. Kim Min-byeol, who is ranked first in Rookie Award points, has not yet won the championship, unlike his Rookie Award competitors Hwang Yu-min and Bang Shin-sil. He will certainly be motivated to win his first sponsored competition.
Lee Da-yeon (26, Mediheal) and Park Ji-young (27, Korea Land Trust), both from Wonju, who have already won major titles this season, also expressed their candidacy. In particular, Park Ji-young, who is second in the prize money and grand prize points rankings, is aiming to regain her first place. Lee Da-yeon, who is ranked 3rd in the prize money rankings, has performed particularly well in major tournaments this season and is expected to perform well in this tournament.
Han Jin-seon (26, Kakao VX) from Sokcho is aiming for her first major queen position. After winning the High1 Resort Women’s Open for the second time in a row, she coveted major tournaments, especially this one, and is determined to achieve her final goal of the season. Lim Hee-jeong (23, Doosan Construction) from Taebaek and Hwang Jeong-mi (24, Pepper Savings Bank) from Wonju will challenge for their first win of the season.