Korean women’s golf, 2 losses to Australia on the first day of the International Crown of ‘National Competition’

It is a disappointing start for Korea, which is aiming for a second consecutive championship.

The Korean women’s golf team, composed of Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, and Choi Hye-jin, played the first day of the national competition, the Hanwha LifePlus International Crown (total prize money of 2 million dollars) held at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California, USA on the 5th (Korean time). lost both matches to Australia.

In the four-ball match, which is the method of proceeding in the group stage of the tournament, each team in a two-person group plays with their own ball, and the better performance is the team score. In the four-ball match held that day, South Korea’s Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo and Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin paired up to play. However, they were defeated by Australia’s Green-Sera Camp and Lee Min-jee-Stephanie Kiriacow, respectively.

Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo lost by two holes to the 17th hole to the green-camp duo. Jeon In-ji-Choi Hye-jin started at a disadvantage by conceding three holes in the first half, but they showed their strength in the second half of the game and showed their back to pursue the opponent. However, Australia took the 15th hole with Lee Min-ji’s birdie and held it until the final 18th hole, ending with a victory.

South Korea is the ‘defending champion’ of the tournament, which was created in 2014. The 2014 and 2016 tournaments held in the United States were won by Spain and the United States, respectively, but Korea won the third tournament held in Incheon, Korea’s home in 2018.

In the tournament, which was later suspended due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and held again this year, Korea challenged for a second consecutive victory in the tournament. South Korea, USA, Japan, Sweden, England, Thailand, Australia and China will be divided into two groups and play the group stage first. Korea was placed in Group B with Japan, Thailand and Australia.크크크벳

1st and 2nd place in the group advance to the semi-finals (four-finals). On the morning of the final day, two semi-finals will be played. The semi-final matches consist of two single match matches and one foursome match (two players alternate one ball). The winners of the semi-finals advance to the finals in the afternoon. The losing country will face off in the 3rd and 4th place match. The final match will be played in the same way as the semi-final match.

Korea, which started with a loss against Australia, aims for a turnaround in matches against Thailand on the 6th and Japan on the 7th. In the match between Thailand and Japan, which was held earlier that day, Thailand easily took two wins and tied Australia for the lead in Group B.

In Group A, Sweden defeated England with two wins, and the United States and China exchanged one win each.