Hwang Yoo-min, 20, is looking for her second win on the modified stableford format.
Hwang Yoo-min carded six birdies and three bogeys for a score of nine after the first round of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour’s Dongbu Construction-Korea Land Trust Championship (total prize money: 1 billion won) at Iksan Country Club (Par 72) in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, on Wednesday and is tied for sixth place.
The tournament is played using a modified stableford format. It is worth more than the standard stableford. Albatross scores 8 points for an eagle, 5 points for an eagle, 2 points for a birdie, 0 points for a par, -1 point for a bogey, and -3 points for a double bogey or worse.
Variant Stableford favors players who play aggressively. This is because birdies and bogeys are worth 0 in stroke play, but are worth 1 in this format.
On the KLPGA Tour, an aggressive player is Yoo Min Hwang. She is ranked first in birdie average (3.6818) and first in birdie percentage (20.4545). Her long game gives her an advantage in this tournament.
True to her nickname, Hwang Yoo-min played aggressively from day one. After carding three birdies in the first half of the day for six points, he added a birdie on the 10th hole (par-5) to extend his lead to eight points.
However, a bogey and a birdie followed on the 12th through 15th holes. With two birdies and two bogeys, he added two more points before a bogey on the 18th (par-4) ended his first round.토토사이트
“My tee shots came and went, so I didn’t hit a lot of fairways, and I didn’t have good distance control with my wedges, so it was a disappointing day,” Hwang said, adding, “When I play aggressively, I get more greedy and make a lot of mistakes, so I tried to do the same as usual.”
“I made a lot of mistakes off the tee that went left, so if I can work on that, I think I’ll be able to play better in the rest of the round,” said Hwang, who felt good about her putts despite her poor shots.
Hwang is the rookie of the year. With 2178 points, he is 198 points behind the leader, Kim Min-byul (19). “I’m not conscious of the rookie title. I’m playing more relaxed because I’ve been playing poorly in the last few matches, so I’m playing with more confidence,” he said.
“I’m trying to focus on getting my tee shots into the fairway. Also, apart from the sixth hole, I can aim for two on the remaining par-5 holes, so I think I can do well if I take a bold approach.”