Yoo Hae-ran, “Shoot of anger” on the course that poured out on the first day of viewing
The start of the first round was tied for 58th. It was eight strokes behind the lead. It was unbelievable that Yoo Hae-ran (21), who ranked second in the grand prize points, second in the average number of at-bats, and fourth in the prize money rankings on this year’s KLPGA Tour, was in a slump.
However, any domestic golf fan believes Yoo Hae-ran’s shot. He won only once, but the top 10 times were the most along with Kim Soo-ji with 17 times.Yoo Hae-ran, who often performed in the top 10, has an advantage over other players in the LPGA Tour qualifying series, which will be held in the eighth round. As if responding to such beliefs, Yoo Hae-ran’s ranking steadily rose.
Yoo Hae-ran, who climbed the stairs step by step, tied for 37th in the second round and 25th in the third round, exploded in the fourth round and tied for sixth place, turning the turning point.
Yoo Hae-ran drew seven birdies and shot a 7-under 65 in the fourth round of the 2022 LPGA qualifying series at Magnolia Grove Golf Course Crossing Course (par 72) in Mobile, Alabama, on the 5th (Korea Standard Time). Yoo Hae-ran, who tied for sixth with a total of 12-under 274, followed the leader Lauren Hartrazee (USA, 14-under 272) by two strokes.
The first four rounds of the qualifying series were held simultaneously on two courses, and Yoo Hae-ran started the first day on the par 72 crossing course, played the second and third rounds on the par 71 falling course, and returned to the crossing course on the last day to finish 18 holes.
The place where only seven birdies exploded on this day was the same course that offended Yoo Hae-ran by pouring out five bogeys even after catching four birdies on the first day. He hit a proper “one shot” by catching a birdie as if he were revenge on the crossing course.
Yoo Hae-ran made 21 birdies in the fourth round, recording seven bogeys and one double bogey. Buddy swarmed out in the second half. First of all, he finished the last three holes of the third round with birdies. And he hit seven birdies in the fourth round. In other words, he made 10 birdies in 21 holes in the second half.
Yoo Hae-ran, who has fully adapted to the course or atmosphere, is aiming to pass the fourth round of the second half at the Highland Oaks Golf Course in Doseon, Alabama, for four days from the 8th. The top 20 players will qualify for the LPGA Tour in the 2023 season, including all eight-round results.
Park Geum-gang (21), who recorded two wins on the LPGA second-division tour, tied for 25th with a 9-under 277, and Lee Mi-hyang (29), who has two wins on the LPGA Tour, tied for 66th with a 2-under 284, making it the last leg to advance to the fifth round.