15-year-old South Korean girl stuns top golfers with 280-yard long drive for birdie

Eight of the top 10 players in the women’s golf world rankings are in the field, but one player stood out at the BMW Women’s Championship on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, which has been billed as a battle of the stars. This is amateur Seo Jin Park, a 15-year-old junior at Seomun Girls’ Middle School. She is making a name for herself among the top golfers and is making a name for herself around the world in her first LPGA Tour event.
Park shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the tournament at Seowon Hills Course at Seowon Valley Country Club in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on Sept. 21. With a total score of 7-under par 209, Park is tied for 11th place. She is five strokes behind co-leaders Lee Min-ji (AUS) and Ashley Buhai (SA).

Park won the women’s title at the 27th Kakao VX Mae Kyung Amateur Golf Championship and is a strong contender for the national team next season. After a strong start to the tournament with a four-stroke victory on the first day, Park faltered on the second day at 2-over par. However, on the third day, she regained her focus. She made just one bogey and six birdies to shoot 5-under par.

“I was disappointed to lose a stroke on day two, but I’m happy with the five strokes on day three. My driver, irons and putts all went well today,” Park said, “I hope I can play like this on the final day. I will focus on one shot at a time as I aim for my first top 10 on the LPGA Tour.”

Park, who is competing as a Korea Golf Association (KGA) Recommended Player, is not far behind her professional sisters. What stands out most is her precision. With an 85.71% fairway hit rate and 87.03% green hit rate, she has a sharp shot.토토사이트

Her distance is also better than most players. Park averaged 259 yards with her driver from day one to day three of the tournament, more than 10 yards longer than Brooke Henderson (Canada), one of the longest hitters on the LPGA Tour. On some holes, she hit it nearly 280 yards.

Park said, “I’m feeling good about this tournament because my dream of playing on the LPGA Tour has become a reality. My goal of playing on the LPGA Tour one day has become clearer,” said Park. “I think it’s because of the adrenaline that I hit my driver farther than usual. I hit a really good tee shot on the 17th hole in the second round and it was about 20 yards farther than the LPGA Tour players I was playing with,” she laughed.

As a junior in middle school, playing in front of so many fans can be nerve-wracking, but not for Seo Jin Park. “Hearing good shots and applause energized me. I didn’t realize how good it feels to have someone cheer for you. I hope they will continue to support me on the final day.”

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