Seong Yu-jin took the lead in the Lotte Open on the KLPGA Tour for four days and took the impressive first victory in her 73rd debut.

Correspondent Kim Hyung-yeol.


Seong Yu-jin, who advanced to the final round with a three-stroke lead, drove towards the cloud crowd without hesitation toward his first victory.

The par 5 2nd hole was the highlight.

A 15-meter chip shot went straight into the hole, caught Eagle and clenched his right fist.

He briefly wobbled with a double bogey on the 5th hole, but made up for it with a fine iron shot.

On the 6th hole, he got a birdie by hitting the ball 70cm on the hole, and on the 8th hole he cut down on the right second shot.

Even on the narrow par 3 12th hole on the green, he caught a birdie and put a wedge in the game.

Suji Kim caught the eagle on the 14th hole and chased it by 5 strokes, but that was it.

Sung Yu-jin was baptized in cool water with a total of 15 under-par, four years of his debut, and his first win in his 73rd game.

[Seong Yu-jin: Thank you.]

With overwhelming cheers,

[Seong Yu-jin: Finally (win)]

I shed tears of emotion.

[Sung Yujin: I wanted to (win) a little earlier...

Thank you for being able to show it today (even today).]

In the third round of the US Women's Open, Lee Min-ji, an Australian Korean, took the lead at 13-under.

Jin-young Ko finished the 18th hole with a birdie, a great chip, and tied for 4th by 7 strokes with the lead, and Kim Se-young also caught a bunker shot birdie on the 18th hole and received applause.

(Video editing: Lee Jeong-taek, CG: Lee Yeon-hee)