The 24th tournament of the KLPGA 2023 season, ‘OK Financial Group Short Man Open’ (total prize money of 800 million won, winner’s prize of 144 million won) will be held at Club 72 Country Club (par 72, 6,713 yards) in Jung-gu, Incheon on the 15th. Raise the curtain.
The competition, which started in 2010 under the name ‘Rush & Cash Charity Classic’, was loved for its various donation programs and attractions.
Top players active at home and abroad, including the inaugural champion Kim Hye-yoon (34), Kim Ha-neul (35), Jang Ha-na (31), Lee Min-young (31), Park Seong-hyun (30), Lee Jeong-eun (27), and Kim A-rim (28), were selected as winners. I put my name up. In 2019, Jo A-yeon achieved her first rookie victory, and in 2021, Kim Hyo-joo (28) won the comeback victory.
In this competition, which marks its 13th anniversary this year and marks a new start under the name of ‘OK Financial Group Shotman Open’, ‘Autumn Queen’ Kim Su-ji (27), who won the ‘Hanwha Classic 2023’, will defend the title.
Kim Su-ji said, “I prepared for the tournament with even more excitement as it was my first time participating in the tournament as a defending champion in a long time,” and added, “My shooting feel and condition have improved a lot since my first win this season, so I plan to play with confidence.”
Lee Ye-won (20), who unfortunately finished as runner-up after competing with Kim Su-ji for the championship last year, is also a strong candidate for the championship. Lee Ye-won has two wins this season and is maintaining the top spot in the prize money rankings and WeMade grand prize points. Through this competition, we are determined to exceed 1 billion won in prize money for the first time in the 2023 season. Yewon Lee said, “As an OK Golf scholarship student, this was a competition I wanted to win, but I was disappointed to finish second last year. This year, I tried to make up for what I was lacking.”
Lee Jeong-eun6 (27), who is active on the American stage, will also participate. In the second round of the 2017 season, she won the championship with 12 under par and 60 strokes, setting the KLPGA Tour minimum stroke record for 18 holes.
Jeong-eun Lee6 said, “I am preparing with excitement because it is a competition that brings back many good memories. Although the course has changed, I want to make good memories in this competition as well.” She added, “I am very low on confidence as the results did not come as well as I prepared for this season. “I hope to regain a lot of confidence through this.”
Soyeon Ryu (33) and legendary Sakura Yokomine (38), who recorded 23 wins in the JLPGA Tour, will also participate in the KLPGA Tour stage for the first time in 6 years and show off a shot competition in front of domestic fans.
Park Hyun-kyung (23) and Lim Hee-jeong (23), former ‘OK Golf Scholarship Students’, won their first championship this season, while 5th-generation graduates Hwang Yu-min (20) and Bang Shin-sil (19) were absent, while Kim Min-byeol (19), who ranked first in Rookie Award points, was absent. , spurring the competition for the Rookie of the Year award.메이저놀이터
Kim Min-sol (17), a recommended amateur player and a 6th scholarship student who is about to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games, and Yang Hyo-jin (16) and Lee Hyo-song (15), who were selected as 8th scholarship students last week, are also expected to show off their energetic play in front of domestic golf fans.
Hong Ji-won (23), Jeong Yun-ji (23), and Lee So-mi (24), who are at the top of the prize money rankings and Wemade grand prize points rankings, also voted. Past winners Jo A-yeon (23), Kim Si-won (28), and Jang Ha-na also compete in a shot competition to recreate the glory of winning.
Meanwhile, various special awards are prepared for participating players, attracting attention.
First of all, the winner will be given a prize money of 144 million won, a ‘Creamt Jewelry Set’ and a ‘Harrison Taylor Suit Exchange Ticket’. The player who breaks the course record will be awarded 3 million won in cash.
The first player to score a hole-in-one on the par 3 4th hole will receive a ‘Frederick Constant Manufacture Tourbillon’ watch worth 33 million won, and on the 8th hole will be a ‘Shindonga Golf Diamond 1 Carat’ worth 10 million won. Additionally, a ‘Duxiana Premium Bed Set’ worth 40 million won will be awarded to the 12th hole, and a ‘Volkswagen Golf Prestige’ worth 40 million won will be awarded to the first player to score a hole-in-one on the 16th hole.
In order to create an eco-friendly golf tournament, the organizer, which is leading ESG management, is conducting the ‘Zero Car OK Challenge’ in which it does not operate a gallery parking lot but operates a free shuttle bus from a subway station near the tournament venue. In addition, we plan to conduct a donation program called ‘Tteumteum Ground’ that raises scholarship money by selling some Teeing Ground advertising boards.