Alison Lee has a deep relationship with Korea in many ways. His mother was born in Korea, and his father was born to an Irish-American and a Korean. 스포츠토토핫 My father was also born in Korea. There is also a Korean name, Lee Hwa-hyun.
Lee Min-ji was born to Koreans who immigrated to Australia. His father was a golf master and mother aspiring golfer who became a champion at a golf club in Australia. As a result, he and his younger brother Lee Min-woo have been close to golf since childhood. Lee Min-woo won two games in the DP World Tour formerly the European Tour and recently won the Asian Tour SJM Macau Open. Lee Min-ji has 10 wins two major wins on the LPGA Tour, including this victory.
Lee Min-ji’s first relationship with Alison Lee dates back to the US Girls Amateur Championship in July 2012 at Lake Merced GC in San Francisco, California. Lee Min-ji, Lydia Ko, Alison Lee and Ariya Jutanugarn met in the semifinals. In the match-play event, Lee Min-ji beat Ariya Jutanugarn and Alison Lee beat Lydia Ko to reach the final. Lee Min-ji came from behind to win by one hole in the Final match between Lee met. Three of the players who made it to the semifinals at the time are in the spotlight as the main players of the LPGA Tour. Alison Lee, who has yet to win even one game on the LPGA tour, is the exception.
Alison Lee, who started playing golf at the age of six, was known as a golf prodigy from an early age. She was the champion of junior women’s golf, winning six games on the AJGA tour. While attending UCLA, he won the Rookie of the Year award and received the Anika Award given to the best player in the 2012-2013 season. He was also selected three times in the junior Solheim Cup. He was ranked No. 1 in the world in the amateur rankings between 2013 and 2014.
Alison Lee and Lee Min-ji met again at Q school in 2014 and entered the LPGA Tour in 2015 as co – chief. But the road has been divided on the LPGA Tour. Lee Min-ji has won since early 2015 and has grown into Australia’s leading golfer following Kerry Webb, while Alison Lee lost her spot on the LPGA Tour the following year, suffering from depression and considering giving up golf.
The cheeky relationship between the two players continued until the final round of the BMW Ladies Championship on the 22nd. Alison Lee was two shots behind Lee with two holes to go in the final round, but birdied two straight holes to tie for the lead and go into overtime on the 18th hole. Alison Lee has a chance to avenge her upset loss to Lee Min-ji in 2012.
But the goddess of victory was not on Alison Lee’s side. Lee Min-ji hit the ball one meter into the hole and made a birdie, and Alison Lee missed the 3-meter birdie putt.Lee Min-ji was thrilled to have her first victory in her parents’ country, but Alison Lee missed her first LPGA Tour victory, which she was so desperate about, and her first victory in Korea, the home of her heart.
For Alison Lee, it is comforting that she has achieved her best performance of second place since entering the LPGA Tour. She has gradually revived from the 2022 season and has passed the cut in 22 out of 24 competitions, and has made the top 10 four times. In the 2023 season, he has participated in 21 competitions so far and has passed the cut of 18 competitions. One competition is a mid-term ticket, and two competitions are cut off.
From a golf fan’s point of view, I hope both players will be given a chance to win, but with desperation, they lean toward Alison Lee. Lee Min-ji will have another chance to win, but Alison Lee will be curious about the taste of champagne in the winning cup.
Korean-born New Zealander Lydia Ko ranked third 13 under par, Lee Jung-eun and Shin Ji-ae tied for fifth 12 under par, Shin Ji-eun tied for 10th 11 under par, Park Sung-hyun, Yoo Hae-ran, Kim Hyo-joo, and Park Hee-young, who recently became a mother, tied for 16th 9 under par. Park Seo-jin, who tied for 13th with 10 under par, is the player who golf fans are paying attention to. He is a junior high school student and showed off his performance among the great players by participating as a recommended player by the Korea Golf Association.
Park Seo-jin, who boasts an average driver shot of 240m, won the wire-to-wire women’s division of the Kakao VX Maekyung Amateur Golf Championship, which ended on the 1st of last month. Park Seo-jin, who first joined a golf club at the age of 6, has confirmed his selection for next year’s national team. The goal is to enter the LPGA Tour and make the list of Korean winners.
Columnist Bang Min-joon: majored in Korean literature at Seoul National University, joined the Hankook Ilbo, and worked as a journalist for more than 30 years. Exploring the endless world of golf such as golf, encounters with golf in his late 30s, and jungle, he wrote various golf books. For him, the years related to golf are recognized as a path of composition and a voyage to find a philosophy that penetrates life.