“No caddie in 35-degree heat…but the power of the tiebreaker got me through it.”
South Korean women’s golf has another highly touted prospect. Seo Kyo-rim (17-Samcheon-ri) gave Korea the women’s team title at the World Amateur Team Championship. She finished third in the women’s individual competition, the best finish by a Korean player, and said, “It’s thrilling to win an international tournament with the Korean flag. It was a special week where I felt like I improved myself.”
The South Korean team of Seo Kyo-rim, Kim Min-sol (17) and Lee Hyo-song (15) shot a 5-under 139 in the final four rounds of the tournament at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates on Monday (Sept. 29). With a total of 22-under-par 554, Korea finished in first place by four strokes over second-place Chinese Taipei. In the individual competition, Seo Kyo-rim finished in third place with a 10-under par 278 total.
The tournament, organized by the International Golf Federation (IGF) every two years, is played in teams of two or three players, with the two best scores from each round combined to determine the order of finish. South Korea’s victory at the top of the tournament brings their total to five.
Seo Kyo-rim played a key role in Korea’s victory. The winner of last year’s Kakao VX Mae Kyung Amateur Golf Championship, Seo is a talented player who will be representing Korea in the 2023 season.
In one of the biggest amateur tournaments in the world, Seo was unwavering in her performance, shooting under par from the first to the last day. The key to her success was her putts. “Both my driver and iron shots were good, but my putts were really good on the greens,” said Seo, “and I was able to achieve a satisfactory result of third place in the individual competition and first place in the team competition on the four days of the tournament thanks to my good putts.”
The results were good, but the conditions were tough. The players had to complete four rounds without a caddie in sweltering conditions, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius, making them sweat even when they were standing still. “It’s true that I was physically tired as I had to play the rounds alone without a caddie,” said Seo. However, as I was competing for Korea, I tried my best to stay focused every moment.” “The power of the Taegeuk mark is immense. It’s unfortunate that I didn’t win the individual title, but I’m very happy to be on top of the team competition,” he smiled.
After spending time with her peers from around the world, Seo said she has new goals. She said she has a new goal: to compete again on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour. “I made a lot of friends during this tournament, and we talked about meeting up again on the professional stage,” says Seo. “My dream of making it to the LPGA Tour from the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour is now clear. I will not stop working hard to become a prominent player in professional competitions.”
Seo, who is a member of the Samcheon-ri Golf Team and is rapidly improving under the guidance of coaches Ji Yoo-jin and Kwon Ki-tack, said she is determined to become a representative of Korean women’s golf by improving her play around the greens. “If I can improve my chances of making par around the green, I think I can perform better than I am now,” she said. “I am very grateful to Chairman Lee Man-deuk of Samcheonri for his generous support to help me focus on my golf. I will not be satisfied with the status quo and will continue to improve every year.” 짱구카지노 도메인