The KLPGA tour will enter the 2023 season in earnest.
The Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open, the opening day of the KLPGA Tour, will be held at the Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club (par 72) in Seogwipo, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province for four days from the 6th.
In the 2023 season, the KLPGA Tour held two tournaments in Singapore and Vietnam in December last year. After a break of about 4 months, the opening match was held in Korea.
Starting with the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open, the opening match in Korea, the 2023 season will have 30 competitions scheduled to be held for about 7 months, until the SK Shielders and SK Telecom Championships, which will end on November 12th.
It is a long run where competitions are held every week except for a break for two weeks in mid-July. The 2023 season has the highest prize money at stake with a total prize money of 31.4 billion won.
A total of 120 players will participate in the Lotte Rent-a-Car Women’s Open. Jang Soo-yeon, the only winner of this tournament, challenges to defend her title. Jang Soo-yeon reached the top of the Lotte Mart Women’s Open, the predecessor of this tournament in 2016. She and she lifted last year’s cup, becoming the first multi-winner in the competition’s history먹튀검증.
Jang Soo-yeon said, “I suffered from a wrist injury last season, so I spent a lot of time rehabilitating and improving my physical strength during the winter. My goal is to win. I suffered from an injury last season, so finishing the season without injury is another goal. “He threw out his vote.
The queen of Jeju, Lee So-mi, is also a strong contender. Lee So-mi has 5 wins in her KLPGA Tour career. Three of them were won by overcoming strong winds in Jeju. In this competition, he climbed to the top in 2021, and last year he showed a strong enough figure to finish runner-up.
Park Min-ji, who won the prize money on the KLPGA tour for two consecutive years, will also participate. However, Park Min-ji had nothing to do with this tournament. So far, they have participated four times, and the best result is a tie for 11th place. Last year, he was unable to participate due to a new coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
Park Min-ji said, “I’m more excited because I came out in two years because I couldn’t compete due to Corona 19 last year.”
Suji Kim, who received the KLPGA Tour Grand Prize and the lowest stroke award last year, boarded a plane to Jeju. Suji Kim said, “I have high expectations because I prepared a lot in the field training. My goal this season is to win, and I want to start the opening match in Korea happily.”
Park Ji-young and Lee Jung-min, who won the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open and the PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship, respectively, and won one win each, are aiming for the title of multiple winners.
Lynn Maria Grant, who won the grand prize and rookie award as well as second place in the prize money rankings of the Ladies European Tour (LET) last year, also challenged the KLPGA tour. Grant will compete in this tournament as a top-three player on the LET Tour money list.
“I participated in the Korea Women’s Open as an amateur in 2018, and I remember that the competition was very fierce,” said Grant, who is ranked 22nd in the world. “he said.
The winner of the Lotte Rent-a-Car Women’s Open will receive a prize money of 144 million won, a ticket to the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship next year, and a one-year membership privilege at Lotte Skyhill Jeju.