Madasom claimed her first career victory on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour at the OK Financial Group All-Men’s Open ($800,000).
Madasom carded four birdies and one bogey for a 3-under 69 on the final day of play at the par-72, 6,713-yard Incheon Country Club on Sunday.
With a three-day total of 15-under 201, Madasom birdied the 18th hole (par-5) on the first hole of a playoff with tour rookie Chung So-yi to win the tournament’s 14 million won prize.
Madasom won twice on the Dream Tour, the second-tier tour in 2021, and was runner-up twice this year on the regular tour, but this is her first title.
She finished runner-up in a playoff at the Korea Women’s Open in June and was runner-up at the Haiwon Resort Women’s Open in August.
Madasom, who was a tour rookie last year, won for the first time in her 53rd regular tour event.
Madasom held a two-stroke lead before her tee shot on the 17th (par-4) hole went into the rough near a bunker and she made bogey, while Chung Soi birdied the final 18 holes to tie for the lead.
In the extended playoff, Madasom and Chung had birdie putts from similar distances, with Chung’s putt from about 2.5 meters going just wide left, 바카라사이트 while Madasom calmly holed his birdie from a little less than two meters.
This was the ninth first-time winner on the KLPGA Tour this year.
The previous season with the most first-time winners on the KLPGA Tour was 2017 (10). She has a chance to surpass that number in the remaining eight tournaments of the year.
Choi Yerim and Lee Ju-mi finished the tournament in a three-way tie for third place by one stroke, while amateur Kim Min-sol, a member of the Hangzhou Asian Games team, tied for fifth place with Yoo Seo-yeon at 13-under par 203.
Park Bo-gyeom, the leader through two rounds, dropped one stroke on the day to finish at 12-under par 204 and tied for seventh.
Lee Ye-won, the season’s money and points leader, finished at 11-under 205 and tied for 12th with Lim Hee-jung.
Lee would have surpassed the 1 billion won mark in season earnings if she had finished 11th or better in the tournament, but she will play her next event at 990.54 million won.
Last year’s winner, Kim Soo-ji, is tied for 16th at 9-under par 207. 슬롯