This year, the top spot in the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour Qualifying Series was for Korea.
Yoo Hae-ran (21) took first place with a final score of 29 under par in the LPGA Qualifying Series, which ended on the 12th (Korean time) at the Highland Oaks Golf Course (par 72) in Doseon, Alabama, USA.
Following Anna Lin (26) last year, a Korean player passed the LPGA Qualifying Series as the top player for the second year in a row. As a Korean player, Se-ri Pak (45) in 1997, Hye-jeong Choi (38) in 2006, In-kyung Kim (34, joint), A-ri Song (36) in 2010, and Jung-eun Lee (26) in 2018 are the 7th senior passersby.
Yoo Hae-ran is from the 2020 Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Rookie of the Year. He entered the KLPGA Tour in 2020 with a 안전놀이터 win at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters in 2019 as a team silver medalist at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. In her first year, she succeeded in winning two consecutive Jeju Samdasoo Masters, winning two in 2021 and one in 2022.
He started with a tie for 61st in the first round and rose to the lead in the seventh round. He maintained his lead in the 8th round. The Qualifying Series is played over a total of 144 holes. Two 72-hole stroke plays are held in two weeks, and the top 70 players after the first week can compete in the second week.
Yoo Hae-ran said, “Getting a tour card means a lot, especially joining the world’s best tour. I’m even more proud that I won first place. As a Korean player, I’m also proud that I won the championship for two consecutive years.” “
He then laughed, saying, “Being a rookie on the KLPGA Tour hasn’t been that long, so it’s new to be a rookie once again.”
Top 20 in the Qualifying Series qualify for Category 14 on the LPGA Tour. This is a regular tour ticket.
Park Geum-gang (21) also secured the right to participate in the LPGA Tour by finishing tied for 9th in the final 20 under par. “First of all, I am happy that I finished the qualifying series well, and I am very happy to receive next year’s LPGA Tour card. First of all, I think I need to quickly adapt to the LPGA Tour,” said Park.