‘The second place tag that I couldn’t take off this time’… Choi Ye-rim, KLPGA opening match, regrettable ‘runner-up’￼
Correspondent Moon Dae-hyeon = The dream of Choi Ye-rim (23, SK Networks), who was aiming for the first win after 4 years of debut on the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour, was again shattered.
Choi Ye-rim lost 3 strokes with 1 birdie and 4 bogies in the final 3 rounds of the PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship in the 2023 season of the KLPGA Tour, which ended at the Twin Doves Golf Club (par 72, 6549 yards) near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 18th.
Choi Ye-rim finished the tournament in her sole second place with a total of 6-under 210. Until the second round, she ran alone with a 9-under-par 135, which is a disappointing record for Choi Ye-rim.
Choi Ye-rim took a step closer to her victory by recording a birdie from hole 2 (par 4) on this day. However, she immediately made a bogey on the 3rd hole (par 4), and then also made a bogey on the 5th hole (par 3) and came down from the lead.
Choi Ye-rim, who blocked the 6th to 9th holes with pars, tried to turn around in the second half, but she did not go as she wanted. She couldn’t get over her local weather conditions which were windy.
She faltered with a bogey from the 10th hole (par 4), and lost another stroke in the 13th hole (par 4), widening the gap with leader Lee Jung-min (30, Hanwha Q Cells).
Choi Ye-rim, who failed to reduce her number of strokes in the subsequent 5 opportunities, eventually failed to reverse and ended the tournament in sole second place.
Choi Ye-rim, who has been on the KLPGA regular tour since 2018, has yet to win. She only recorded runner-up five times until this event.
In his debut, he took second place in the Hite Jinro Championship, and the following year, he also placed second in the Nexen/Saint Nine Masters. She also finished runner-up this year at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters and High1 Resort Women’s Open.
In particular, at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters held in August, he kept the lead throughout the first to third rounds, but on the last day, Ji Han-sol (26, Dongbu Construction) allowed a one-stroke reversal and had to be content with second place.
For Choi Ye-rim, who has a bitter past, this tournament was a golden opportunity to take off the tag of ‘second place in ten thousand years’. 토토사이트
After finishing the second round as the lead, Choi Ye-rim said, “(In the meantime) I thought that everyone except me would win. I am determined to do it someday when the time comes.” I think I can do it. I have some confidence.”
However, the spirit of victory turned away from Choi Ye-rim again this time.
When it became difficult for her to win a come-from-behind victory at the end of the game, Choi Ye-rim showed her painful feelings by consistently playing the remaining holes with a firm expression.
The KLPGA Tour 2023 season will enter the break after this tournament, and then continue the season schedule with the first tournament in the first half of 2023.
Now, as Choi Ye-rim, she has her own task: to break the second place jinx.