Yoo Hae-ran passed the LPGA Q series as the top scorer… “I look forward to playing with the best players in the world”
Yoo Hae-ran (21) passed the LPGA Tour Qualifying (Q) Series in first place. Following Annarin last year, it is the highest pass for two consecutive years. Yoo Hae-ran, who proudly passed the ‘entrance exam’ that golfers take to win tickets for the next season of the LPGA Tour, expressed her anticipation, saying, “I am happy to join the world’s best tour.”
On the 11th (local time), in the final round of the Highland Oaks Golf Course (par 72, 6685 yards) in Doseon, Alabama, USA, Yoo Hae-ran hit a 4 under par 68 with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys. Yoo Hae-ran, who scored a final total of 29 under par 545 strokes, beat Bailey Tardy (USA) by two strokes to take first place.
It was a series that shined with consistency. Yoo Hae-ran finished the first round in a tie for 58th, 8 strokes away from the lead. When looking at the skills of Yoo Hae-ran, who ranked second in the grand prize points on the KLPGA tour this season, her performance fell short of expectations. However, Yoo Hae-ran’s pursuit was fierce. He moved up the rankings to a tie for 37th in the second round, and finished the final four rounds in a one-runner tie for sixth.
In the second week, he showed a sharper shot feeling as if he had finished adapting. Yoo Hae-ran, who reduced 2 strokes in the 5th round, 메이저놀이터 reduced 5 strokes, including 1 eagle, in the 6th round, rising to a tie for second place. In the 7th round, she rose to the sole lead with a ‘buddy show’ that cut a whopping 6 strokes. Yoo Hae-ran, who continued to be in a good mood on the last day, finished the series in first place.
Yoo Hae-ran will be active on the American stage from next year. In the Q Series, the top 20 players are qualified to participate in the LPGA Tour by adding up the results of the 8th round, and the 21st to 45th places are given conditional participation in the LPGA Tour and the right to participate in the second part of the Epson Tour.
Yoo Hae-ran said, “I didn’t know that I would be able to receive a tour card so quickly. I still can’t believe I got to play on the LPGA Tour,” he said. “I look forward to playing with the best players in the world.” To the question, “Is there anything you are looking forward to next season?”, he replied, “It’s new to be a rookie once again,” and “I think I’ll have to adapt quickly.”
Yoo Hae-ran will challenge the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year. He has high expectations. He is from the national team, and he won a silver medal in the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games team event, and on the KLPGA tour stage, he is a proven’strong man’ enough to win 5 wins with the rookie king.
In this Q Series, Yoo Hae-ran and Park Geum-gang (21) achieved their dream of advancing to the LPGA Tour with a final total of 20 under par and 554 strokes for 9th place.