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Ko Jin-young, entering the US Women’s Open, “maintained concentration for 4 days showed off my abilities to the best of my ability”

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Ko Jin-young, who is aiming to reach the top of a major tournament for the first time in five years, revealed her determination ahead of the US Women’s Open golf tournament.

Jin-Young Ko, ranked 7th in the world of women’s golf, will participate in the 79th US Women’s Open Golf Tournament (total prize money of $12 million), which opens at the Lancaster Country Club (par 70, 6,583 yards) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA on the 30th (Korean time). participate in

Jin-young Ko achieved two major wins in 2019 on the LPGA Tour, but has not won a major tournament since.

Her best result at the US Women’s Open was a tie for second place in 2020, and she missed the cut at the Chevron Championship in April, which was held as the first major tournament of the year.

In an interview with the United States Golf Association (USGA) ahead of the tournament, Ko Jin-young said, “This is my first course. I play the course with short irons in the first half, but the greens are small, and in the second half, I use long irons, but the greens are large, so the style is different.” said.

Jin-Young Ko, who has not received news of her victory for over a year since the Founders Cup in May of last year, expressed her determination, saying, “I want to focus consistently throughout the four days and do everything I can to the best of my ability.”

Kim Hyo-joo expressed her motivation, saying, “This is the course where the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open was held, and while playing practice rounds, the memories slowly came back to me.” She added, “The green is very curved, but it’s a fun course, so I’m looking forward to the week.

She, who finished second in the US Women’s Open after losing to Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) in overtime in 2018, pledged, “Like other players, my goal is to win.”

Park Hyun-kyung, a member of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, will participate in the US Women’s Open again for the first time in six years since 2018.

He said, “At the time, my goal was to pass the preliminary round, but now I’m looking forward to seeing how much I can hit. The distance is long, the fairway is narrow, and the green slope is difficult, so precise play is necessary.

Regarding her goal for this tournament, Park Hyun-kyung responded, “Rather than looking at the rankings, I will look at the level of my skills on the world stage and use it as an opportunity to further develop my golf.”

Ko Jin-young starts the first round at 9:24 pm on the 30th, Korean time, in a group with Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Charlie Hull (England).

Hyo-joo Kim starts the first round in the same group as Ayaka Furue (Japan) and Maya Starck (Sweden), and starts with Jin-young Ko in the 10th hole, while Hyo-joo Kim’s group is different in the 1st hole. 고스톱

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