At this point, it seems like it should be said that the ‘runner-up’s relationship’ is also very terrible.
‘Cutful’ Park Hyeon-gyeong (23) was a player who had never been runner-up until she won three times in her career. In 2020, she lifted her first career trophy at the KLPGA Championship, and in July of that year, she also reached the top at the I.S. East-West Busan Open. In May 2021, she won her third win at the Chris F&C 43rd KLPGA Championship. But that turned out to be his last win.
After being cut off at the Lotte Open in June 2021, the ‘runner-up’s fate’ came this time. After the cutoff, she won the Celltrion Queens Masters, the DB Group Korea Women’s Open, and the BC Card · Hankyung Ladies Cup. And in September, she also finished runner-up at the KB Financial Star Championship.
Even in 2022, she was runner-up at the Daeyu Winia MBN Women’s Open in August and the SK Networks Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Classic in October.
Park Hyun-kyung also finished runner-up at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, which was held as the opening game of the 2023 KLPGA in December last year, and the Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championships held in April this year.
As she reached the final at the Doosan Match Play Championships held at Ladena Golf Course in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, she seized a golden opportunity to stop her grueling runner-up streak.
However, in the final against Seong Yu-jin (23), who is her age, Park Hyun-kyung failed to use her strength and lost, increasing her number of runner-up finishes to nine. Seong Yu-jin’s putting was too good to win her championship.
Seong Yu-jin started with a 1.5m birdie on the 2nd hole, followed by successive birdie putts of over 5m on the 3rd and 4th holes, taking the lead by three holes. Park Hyeon-kyung’s birdie on the 7th hole temporarily narrowed the gap to 2 holes, but Seong Yu-jin made a 9-hole birdie to open it again by 3 holes. He won and ran away with a 4-hole car.스포츠토토
Seong Yu-jin, who maintained a 4-hole lead in the 15th hole, finished the game early with 3 holes left and became the ‘Match Queen’. It is a victory that came back in a year after the Lotte Open in June of last year.
Although he had to hand over the chance to win, Park Hyun-gyeong took the runner-up prize money of 103.5 million won and increased the season prize money to 360.1 million won. Seong Yu-jin’s prize money is 225 million won.