In the group stage of the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown (total prize money of 2 million dollars), a women’s national competition, Korea left a regretful feeling that it was eliminated in the preliminary round.
The national team, which featured Ko Jin-young, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, and Choi Hye-jin, lost to the Thai team on the second day of the tournament held at TPC Harding Park (par 72) in San Francisco, California on the 6th (Korean time).
The game was played in a four-ball format, with two teams playing two games, each with a good score as a team score.
Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo lost to Thailand’s Patty Tawatanakit and Ataya Titikkun by 3 holes, and Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin lost to Eriya and Moriya Jutanugarn by 2 holes. Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo took the lead on the 8th hole (par 4), then lost birdies on the 14th and 16th holes (each par 4), and the game ended as it was.
Jeon In-ji and Choi Hye-jin gave the 5th (par 5), 8th (par 4), and 9th (par 3) holes to finish the first half with a 3-hole car, and only narrowed the hole by 1 hole in the second half.메이저놀이터
Korea, which lost both matches to Australia the day before, was eliminated in last place in Group B (Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia) as it failed to gain a point after losing all four matches. Korea, which had risen to the top in 2018, suffered the agony of being eliminated in the preliminaries. There is still a game against Japan on the 7th, but even if they win both games, they are behind Thailand (4 wins) and Australia (3 wins, 1 draw), which are currently ranked 1st and 2nd in Group B, and cannot overturn the win or loss.
The national team is determined to win the remaining matches against Korea and Japan, leaving behind the disappointment of being eliminated in the preliminaries.
Ko Jin-young said, “I did my best, but it seems to be an unavoidable result.” Hyo-joo Kim also said, “I really wanted to win, but I feel a lot of regret.”
In Group A (USA, Sweden, England, and China), Sweden won both matches against China to rank first in the group (4 wins), and the USA also entered second place ahead of England (3 wins and 1 loss). China (1 win, 3 losses) and England (4 losses) are ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively.