The real sword match between Yang Hee-young (35) and Shin Ji-ae (36).
Shin Ji-ae received some disappointing results in the women’s golf world ranking announced on the 6th (Korea time). She posted a ranking point of 3.88, one step down from 15th to 16th.
Shin, who is aiming to participate in this year’s Paris Olympics, started preparing for the season early. She also challenged to defend her first title in the Australian Big Open, where she participated last year. Although she failed to win two consecutive gold medals, she finished in second place.
Despite this, the ranking fell one notch behind Yang Hee-young, who is taking a rest. World rankings determine rankings by dividing ranking points earned over the past two years by the number of competitions participated. The Big Open had relatively low ranking points, and Yang benefited from winning the CME Group Tour Championship, the final event of this season’s LPGA tour.
For Yang Hee-young and Shin Ji-ae, the first half of this year is important. It is a golden opportunity to participate in the Olympics. Eligibility to participate in the Paris Olympics will be determined according to the world ranking announced on June 25, and up to four players from one country can participate if there are four or more players from the top 15. 월카지노주소
If Shin Ji-ae and Yang Hee-young elevate their rankings to the top 15, Ko Jin-young (29) and Kim Hyo-joo (29) will be able to compete together. If not, they should catch Kim Hyo-joo, who is ranked second. Kim Hyo-joo fell one notch to No. 9 in the world.
The Korean team should also keep its juniors at No. 31 Yoo Hae-ran, No. 32 Lee Ye-won, No. 34 Park Min-ji and No. 35 Choi Hye-jin in check. Players in the Korean LPGA tour cannot accumulate more ranking points than in the LPGA tour, but if Yoo Hae-ran or Choi Hye-jin play in the first half of the year, they could threaten Shin and Yang Hee-young.
Shin Ji-ae and Yang Hee-young will have a showdown in Saudi Arabia on the 15th. The two will compete in the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International at Riyadh Golf Club in Saudi Arabia.
The best scenario for Korea is for Shin Ji-ae and Yang Hee-young to advance to the top 15 by raising their world ranking together. It is also advantageous for Korea to win a medal if at least one more player goes to the Olympics. It remains to be seen that veteran players will stage fiery competition.
LET Aramco Saudi Ladies International, which will feature Shin Ji-ae and Yang Hee-young, as well as KLPGA Tour Rookie of the Year Kim Min-byeol, and Lee So-mi, Sung Yu-jin, Im Jin-hee, and Yoon Na, who are about to return, will be broadcast live on SPOTV Golf & Health and can also be watched on OTT service SPOTV NOW.