“My parents said, ‘How about finding a second life?’ But I persevered because I wanted to finish whatever I started.”
During the 9 years of regular tour of the Korean Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA), during which she played 147 tournaments, Lee Joo-mi (28) tied for 5th place. Next to her win, she also has only three top 10 entries, a measure of a player’s ‘class’. In 2018, she competed in 21 contests, but missed the cut in 20 of them.
Lee Joo-mi, well aware of the feelings of her parents recommending that their daughter, who had crashed on her second part tour, give up her golf career, again became bitter. However, her golf was not as easy as her heart. Last year she struggled to qualify for the regular tour, where she placed 58th and 60th on the money list.카지노사이트
Throughout the winter, he focused on training with professional swing coach and caddy Lee Dong-seok. And finally, after 148 appearances in her competition, she held her first trophy in her arms.
Lee Joo-mi said at the press conference for winning the 2nd Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championships on the 16th at the Ferrum Club in Yeoju, Gyeonggi Province, “Actually, my parents also said, ‘I don’t think it will work,’ and said, ‘Stop playing golf and find a different life.’” He let go and expressed his feelings, “I tried to do something once and persevered to finish it, but I’m so happy that I got good results.”
Lee Joo-mi cited not entering the championship group on the final day as a factor in her victory. This is because Park Ji-young, Park Min-ji and Park Hyeon-kyung were in the last group. Park Min-ji is the strongest player on the tour who has won 6 wins for the past 2 years in a row and has won 2 consecutive gold medals, Park Ji-young, who won this tournament last year, and Park Hyeon-kyung, also a player who has won 3 wins, including 2 major championships.
He earned 180 million won in prize money this time, surpassing the total prize money of 145.4 million won last season. Lee Joo-mi, who gave herself a generous score after overcoming numerous setbacks, said, “Keeping the seed on the KLPGA Tour means that I still do the basics to some extent.” It was hard,” he said.
Although he was nervous, he confirmed the victory by two strokes with consecutive birdies on the 17th hole (par 4) and 18th hole (par 5), which were played with the second most difficulty of the day. He, who was also the leader in the 2nd round, said, “Until then, nothing else worked and the putt went well, but in the 3rd round, I couldn’t even putt.” Lee Joo-
mi, who secured the qualification to participate in the regular tour, which she had been worried about until last year, for two years with this victory, was delighted to say, “I have two more years of time unexpectedly.” I will try,” he said.