Lee Min-young (31) tied for 12th on the first day of the Japan Women’s Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour AXA Ladies Golf Tournament (total prize money 100 million yen, prize money 18 million yen).
In the first round of the tournament held at UMK Country Club (par 72) in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan on the 24th, Lee Min-young recorded 5 birdies and 2 bogeys and hit 3 under par 69. Hinako Yamauchi, Saiki Fujita, Haruka Hawasaki, and Maiko Wakabayashi먹튀검증 (above Japan), who hit 5 under par 67, tied for the lead, and Lee Min-young was tied for 12th place by two strokes.
Lee Min-young, who has been playing on the JLPGA tour since 2017, has been producing steady results, including a total of 6 victories in the Meiji Cup last July. Starting with second place in the prize money rankings in the first year of his debut, he did not fall outside the top 30 in the prize money rankings for five seasons until last year. Last year’s Major Cup victory was the only victory ever won by a Korean player.
His start to the season was not good. Following Daikin Orchid Ladies, which was held as the opening match earlier this month, she was also eliminated from the cut in consecutive cuts at the T-Point Ladies Golf Tournament, which she participated in for the second time last week.
In this competition, he aims for his first win as well as passing the first cut of the season.
Lee Min-young, who started from hole 1, made her first birdie on the 5th hole (par 4), then added birdies on the 6th (par 4) and 8th hole (par 5), reducing 3 strokes in the first half alone. Lee Min-young, who reduced the number of strokes to 5 under par by adding birdies on holes 10 (par 5) and 13 (par 4) in the second half, bogeyed consecutively on holes 15 (par 4) and 16 (par 4) and scored 2 strokes. After losing, the game ended that day.
Lee Ha-na (22), a rookie who entered the JLPGA tour this year after going through the second part of the step-up tour, recorded a 3 under par 69 strokes and tied for 12th place with Lee Min-young, raising expectations for passing the cut in 4 consecutive tournaments.
Starting with a tie for 24th in the opening game, Lee Ha-na finished in a tie for 37th in the Yokohama Tire Golf Tournament and a tie for 25th in the T-Point Ladies Golf Tournament, all of which she participated in this year.
Inari (35) finished the first day with a 3 under par 69 and tied for 12th place, Bae Seon-woo (29) shot a 1 under par 71 and tied for 26th place, and Shin Ji-ae (35), who is trying to win her second win of the season, finished with an even par 72 and tied for Lee Bo-mi with an even par 72. (35) finished the first round in a tie for 41st.