Only runner-up 8 times after ‘3 wins in total’, will Park Hyun-kyung solve the ‘winner drought’ this time?
- on Apr 20, 2023
Along with the excellent ability to lift the championship trophy at any time, he has an outstanding star quality. Will Park Hyeon-kyung, one of the representative players of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, be able to quench her thirst for victory this time around?
The 5th tournament of the KLPGA Tour 2023 season,’Nexen Saint Nine Masters 2023’ (total prize money of 800 million won and championship prize of 144 million won) opens at Gaya Country Club (par 72) in Gimhae, Gyeongnam on the 21st. In this tournament, ‘defending champion’ Yoo Hae-ran, who entered the LPGA tour, and ‘trend’ Park Min-ji, who won 6 wins each in 2021 and 2022, and won the prize money for two consecutive years, are absent. However, strong players such as Park Ji-young, Lee Jung-min, Lee Ye-won, and Lee Joo-mi, who tasted the joy of winning the new season, Kim Su-ji, the grand prize winner in the 2022 season, and Lim Hee-jung, the Korean Women’s Open champion last year, are participating in a fierce competition to win.
The most eye-catching is Park Hyun-kyung. Park Hyun-kyung took the lead to the 13th hole in the 4th round of her Mediheal Hankook Ilbo Championship held last week, then took second place alone with two bogeys on the 14th and 16th holes (above par 3).
In April 2021, she successfully defended the KLPGA Championship title in major tournaments, recording her 3rd career win. Although she continues the valuable record of passing the cut in 51 consecutive contests recently, it was the 8th runner-up after her 3 victories in her career. She has already been runner-up twice in four competitions in the new season, including the opening Hana Financial Singapore Women’s Open held in Singapore last December.
Contrary to the expectations of those around him, Park Hyeon-kyung is still resolute despite suffering from a long thirst for victory.
“I think I was able to pass cuts in a row because it was a style that didn’t have many ups and downs,” he said, adding meaning to the consecutive cuts in 51 competitions. Even in competitions, I will try to improve my shot and condition rather than focusing on records.”
“It is not easy because the battlefield of the competition course is long, but I will definitely create opportunities on short holes and play long holes stably so that I do not lose strokes.” There are many ‘full’ members. You will be with us in this tournament as well, and as much as I feel good at the beginning of the season, I will do my best to show a better image to the fans in this tournament.”
With the love of the fans on his back,메이저놀이터 will Park Hyeon-kyung be able to quench his long thirst for victory and smile broadly? This tournament will be held in three rounds with a total of 120 players participating.