Lee Ye-won, the No. 1 player on the money list, has expressed her desire to win a major tournament, the Hanwha Classic.
Lee will compete in the KLPGA Tour’s major event, the Hanwha Classic (total prize money of 1.7 billion won), at Jade Palace Golf Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province,토스카지노 starting on Sept. 24.
Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Lee rode her momentum to a maiden victory at the Lotte Rent-a-Car Women’s Open, the season’s domestic opener, before returning to the top of the leaderboard at the Doosan E&C We’ve Championship in Jeju two weeks ago.
With two wins and seven top-10 finishes, Lee’s season earnings of $731.88 million have pushed her to the top of the money list, overtaking Park Ji-young ($678.71 million), who led the way throughout the first half of the year.
Lee has a reputation for being a flawless player.
Last year, despite her rookie status, she ranked eighth overall in strokes gained and showed great promise across the board, ranking in the top 10 in fairways hit (5th), greens in regulation (12th), and putting average (18th).
This season, he scoffed at the notion of a sophomore jinx and took it to the next level. He is second in strokes gained, sixth in greens in regulation, and 13th in fairways hit, and he is at the top of his game in terms of accuracy.
Lee Ye-won, the first place winner. ⓒ KLPGA
Lee’s next goal is to win a major tournament, as she has gradually worked her way up through the elite courses.
The Hanwha Classic, in particular, is a big deal for her. This is because she missed the cut last year when she slumped to 10-over par by the second round.
At the official press conference the day before, Lee said, “This is my second time participating. I finished last year with a disappointing result, but this time I will work hard and try to achieve a good result,” he said.
For Lee, the key to the tournament is accuracy. “I expected the rough to be long like last year, but it was shorter than I thought, but it still feels longer than other tournaments. I think the most important thing is to keep the fairway, and since I have a high rate of fairway hits this year, I will try to keep it up in this tournament.” Lee revealed his strategy.
“I still can’t believe I’m number one on the money list. There’s still a lot of tournaments left and I’m hoping to keep this good run going until the end of the season. My goal is to win a major tournament, so I will try to achieve it through this tournament.”
Meanwhile, Lee will tee off at 12:25 in the first round of the Hanwha Classic in Group 29 alongside Hong Ji-won and Hanjin Sun.