Promising players representing Korea and Japan will compete in a ‘long-hitting showdown’.
In the first round of the Simone Asia Pacific Cup, which opens at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 21st, Hwang Yu-min (20, Lotte)
who ranked second in long shots on the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour this season
defeated ‘Rookie King’ Kim Min-byeol (19, Hite Jinro) and Japan’s rookie group Saki Baba (18) will compete in the ‘Korea-Japan slugging showdown’ with their pride at stake.
Hwang Yu-min, who spent his rookie season this season, impressed fans with his explosive slugging power of over 280 yards despite his small body of 163 cm.
His average distance is 257 yards, but he is a ‘little giant’ who has shot over 280 yards 110 times during the season.
Baba Saki, whose match with Hwang Yu-min has been concluded, is a promising star from Japan, having been crowned this year’s US Women’s Amateur Champion
the most prestigious amateur title. Baba Saki, who is also making his professional debut in this tournament, 지울프-토토
is known to have explosive slugging power that comes from his height of 177cm, and can hit 280 yards as usual.
As he gains experience and his short game ability is added, he is expected to grow into a world-class player representing Japan.
Da-yeon Lee (26, Mediheal) and So-young Lee (26, Lotte) will compete in the same group as the defending individual champions
Princess Mary Superior and Bianca Pagdanganan of the Philippines.
Da-yeon Lee has won two wins at this year’s Hana Financial Group Championship and the 45th Kris F&C KLPGA Championship
giving her a total of eight wins, and So-young Lee has won six wins in total, including winning the Daeyu Winia Women’s Open last year
so she is considered a strong candidate to win this tournament. Joda.
Thailand’s Ataya Titikun (20), who is ranked 9th in the world rankings, the highest among players participating in this tournament
is paired with Jaravi Bunchant (24), and Japan’s leading player Nasa Hataoka (24, world ranked 17th).
The first round will be played with Moeka Nishihata (25). Nasa Hataoka did not win this season
but he won the Dio Implant LA Open last year and is the highest ranked Japanese player in the world.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-sol (17) and Lee Hyo-song (15), who gave Korea the title for the first time in seven years at the 30th World Women’s Amateur Team Championship
defeated Thailand’s Eila Galitsky (17) and Subichaya Vinichaidam (17) of Korea. -A battle of pride among Thai amateurs unfolds.
Minsol Kim took second place after Galitsky at this year’s Asia Pacific Amateur Championships (WAAP), so this is a battle of revenge.
This tournament, in which 58 players from 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will participate
will be held from the 21st to the 23rd as a 3-round 54-hole match, and will determine rankings in the individual competition as well as the team competition.
A total of $750,000 in prize money is at stake, including $550,000 for the individual exhibition and $200,000 for the group exhibition.