This time, the extension is ‘wide open’… Madasom, the first kiss
“Finishing runner-up at the Korean Women’s Open was medicine for me.”
Madasom, 24, who led the Korean Women’s Open in June before a costly bogey denied her a playoff victory, won in a playoff this time around and claimed her first win on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA).
Madasom, a second-year national tour player, carded four birdies and one bogey for a three-stroke total of 15-under 201 in the final round of the OK Savings Bank Women’s Open (total prize money: 800 million won) at the Club 72 Sky Course (par 72-6713 yards) in Yeongjongdo, Incheon, on Sunday to finish tied for the lead with rookie Jung So-i (21), then holed a two-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole (par 5) in the first extended playoff to win.
Madasom, who won her first title in 53 tournaments since her debut, bounced back from a pair of runner-up finishes at the Korea Women’s Open and the Haiwon Resort Women’s Open (August) to take home $144,000 in prize money. Starting the day in a tie for second place, one stroke off the lead, Madasom made her second birdie of the day at the par-4 11th to move into a share of the lead and then birdied the 13th and 14th (both par-4s) to take a two-stroke lead. After Chung Soi’s final hole birdie cut the deficit to one, Madasom bogeyed the 17th (par-4) after sending his tee shot into the rough next to a bunker, forcing a playoff.
“I thought for a second that I could win if I played well on 17, but then I made a mistake,” Madasom said after the match. “But at the Korean Open, I was 카지노사이트 playing too hard to make par on 17 and made a double bogey, but this time I thought I could at least make bogey after laying up.”
Chung, who dropped to her knees after missing a 2.5-meter birdie putt in the extra playoff, took solace in her first career top-10 and best finish. Lee Ju-mi, who carded an 8-under 64, finished tied for third (14-under 202) with Choi Ye-rim, while Hangzhou Asian Games representative Kim Min-sol dropped five strokes on the day to total 13-under 203 and tied for fifth with Yoo Seo-yeon.