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Kim Se-young, 2nd place on the first day of LPGA Honda Thailand, 2 strokes behind

Kim Se-young’s powerful tee shot.

Kim Se-young broke her long silence and laid the foundation for her 13th win on the LPGA Tour.

Seiyoung Kim hit 6 under par 66 in the first round of the LPGA Tour Honda Thailand (total prize money of $1.7 million) held at Siam Country Club Old Course (par 72) in Chonburi, near Pattaya, Thailand on the 22nd.

He hit 8 under par 64 strokes, ranking 2nd, 2 strokes behind Jian Beiyun (Taiwan), who took the lead, the highest ranking among Korean players participating in this tournament.

Seiyoung Kim has reached the top 12 times on the LPGA Tour, but has spent three seasons without winning since winning the Pelican Championship in 2020. 스포츠 토토사이트

Due to poor performance until last year, the world ranking fell to 60th place.

Kim Se-young, who finished last season and prepared for a comeback during the winter, made 7 birdies as if she had regained her prime skills from the first day of this competition.

Kim Se-young, who started on the 10th hole, was anxious at the beginning due to a bogey on the 12th hole (par 3), but quickly rose to the lead with consecutive birdies on holes 14 to 16 and a birdie on the 18th hole (par 5).

Kim Se-young, who caught stepping stone birdies at the 3rd (par 4), 5th (par 4), and 8th holes (par 3), said, “I was anxious for the first few holes, but after making bogey, I decided to relax and play comfortably. “Coach (Lee Kyung-hoon) came to the stadium, talked about various things, and advised me to stick to the basics, which gave me strength,” he said.

Seyoung Kim has been training at a winter training camp near Bangkok, Thailand.

Kim Hyo-joo, who was competing in her first tournament this season, recorded 5 under par 67 strokes with 6 birdies and 1 bogey, ready to jump into the championship race.

Lee Mi-hyang and Shin Ji-eun joined the joint third-place group with Kim Hyo-joo.

Jinyoung Ko, who also participated in the LPGA Tour event for the first time this season, finished the first day refreshingly by hitting 4 under par 68.

Ko Jin-young, who tied for 11th place, missed the green eight times, but her green play was outstanding, including six birdies.

Choi Hye-jin finished the first round in a tie for 30th place (2 under par, 70 strokes), and Ji Eun-hee and Yoo Hae-ran tied for 42nd place (1 under par, 71 strokes).

Yang Hee-young, who won this competition three times (2015, 2017, and 2019), was pushed back to a tie for 60th place with a 1-over-par 73. 슬롯게이밍

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Korean men’s basketball lost to Australia, ranked fourth in the world, in the first round of the Asia Cup preliminary round

The men’s basketball team played against Australia on the 22nd.

Coach Ahn Jun-ho’s national team lost in its debut game. Clash with Thailand in Wonju on the 25th

The Korean men’s basketball team lost to Australia in the first match of the 2025 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup qualifiers.

The national basketball team (51st in FIBA ​​rankings) led by coach Ahn Jun-ho lost 71-85 to Australia in the first game of Group A of the 2025 FIBA ​​Asia Cup qualifiers held at the Red Energy Arena in Bendigo, Australia on the 22nd.

In this preliminary round, which will determine the team that will advance to the FIBA ​​Asia Cup finals to be held in Saudi Arabia in August 2025, 24 countries will be divided into 6 groups and compete in a home-and-away format until February next year.

The top two countries in each group will advance directly to the finals, and four of the six countries ranked third in each group will also advance to the finals. 파워볼사이트

Korea, which is in Group A along with Australia (4th), Indonesia (74th), and Thailand (91st), has won both of the recent Asia Cups (2017 and 2022) and has not surpassed Australia, which has the highest world ranking in Asia. They started the preliminaries with one loss.

Coach Ahn Jun-ho, who was appointed as the new head coach of the Korean men’s national basketball team last month and returned to the field as an on-field leader after 12 years, suffered a defeat in his debut game.

Director Ahn Jun-ho

Against Australia, where 6 of the 12 young players were born after 2001, Korea performed well in the beginning.

With a strong defense that recorded 4 steals in the first quarter and forced 6 turnovers, they tormented Australia and took a 15-14 lead.

At the beginning of the second quarter, Jeong-Hyeon Lee (Sono) played well, scoring 8 consecutive points at 18-16, creating a double-digit gap (26-16) with 7 minutes and 20 seconds left.At 3 minutes and 34 seconds before the end of the quarter, Byun Jun-hyung (Sangmu) hit a 3-pointer to increase the lead to 33-20.

However, Korea faltered somewhat afterward and allowed the chase to end, finishing the first half with a 40-36 lead. At the end of the third quarter, Korea maintained a tight lead of 57-53, but gave up the momentum in the fourth quarter.

Laguna from Korea

Korea gave up offensive rebounds one after another, made mistakes, and was hit by consecutive 3-point shots, allowing a 61-64 lead with 6 minutes and 6 seconds left before the end. However, in the see-saw game, La Gun-ah (KCC) got into foul trouble and changed the mood. had a hard time

The players’ field goal success rate dropped sharply as they became impatient, and their defense gave up several outside shots, putting the game behind them at 67-77 with 2 minutes and 20 seconds left, effectively dividing the game.

National team captain La Gun-ah recorded the most in the team with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Byun Jun-hyung, Lee Jeong-hyun, and Ha Yoon-gi (KT) added 9 points each.

In Australia, Nick Kay had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Dejan Vasilievich had 14 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Korea will invite Thailand to Wonju on the 25th for the second match. 슬롯

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Attention Jo Jin-seok, the tallest person at 216 cm Men’s volleyball rookie draft held on the 30th

Cho Jin-seok, who participated in the 2023 Mungyeong-Beon Patty Burn International University Volleyball Tournament

Cho Jin-seok

(21, Kyung Hee University), the ‘tallest Korean volleyball player ever’ with a height of 216 cm, is knocking on the door of the Korean Professional Volleyball V-League.

The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) will hold the V-League 2023-2024 male rookie player draft at the Mayfield Hotel in Gangseo-gu, Seoul at 2 p.m. on the 30th.

A total of 42 people submitted applications, including 38 college students, including those scheduled to graduate, 3 students scheduled to graduate from high school, and 1 member of the business team.

The player drawing the most attention is Jin-seok Cho, a middle blocker in his third year at Kyung Hee University.

At 216 centimeters, Cho Jin-seok is the tallest player in Korean volleyball history, 5 centimeters taller than Kim Eun-seop (retired) at 211 centimeters.

He is also 11 centimeters taller than Park Jun-hyuk (205 cm-Hyundai

Capital), who is currently the tallest player in the V-League.

Cho started playing volleyball in the fourth grade at Suncheon Daesok

Elementary School and has been a middle blocker ever since.

Although he is said to be “still lacking in athleticism and strength,” he was

born with a “height” that no competent coach could give him.

That’s why many experts expect him to be a “top pick.

Suseong High outside hitter Yoon Seo-jin (18, 195.5 centimeters) is

another player that professional teams are eyeing.

Yoon captained the national team at the 2023 FIVB Under-19 World

Championship in August, helping South Korea to its third-place finish in 30 years.

KU outside hitter Lee Yoon-soo (20, 197.1 cm) and middle blocker Yang Soo-hyun (21, 200 cm) are also in the running for the top spot.

Hanyang University outside hitter Bang Jun-ho

(21, 194.6 centimeters), the son of 48th Olympic Committee member Bang Shin-bong, who was known as “Spider Hand” during his playing days, is also waiting to be selected by a professional team.

2023-2024 KOVO Men’s Rookie Draft Emblem

The order of the draft picks will be determined by a lottery with 35% for

Samsung Fire, 30% for KB Insurance, 20% for OK Financial Group, 8%

for Woori Card, 4% for KEPCO, 2% for Hyundai Capital, and 1% for

Korean Air, in reverse order of last season’s final standings.

Samsung Fire traded its 2024-2025 first-round rookie pick to Korean Air

in exchange for Son Hyun-jong and a 2023-2024 first-round rookie pick,

giving the team the right to use Korean Air’s first-round pick in the rookie draft.

KB Insurance received Woori Card’s second-round rookie pick in a

December 2021 trade, allowing them to select a player twice in the second round of this draft.

The team selecting the rookie must sign a contract and register the player with the league within 15 days of the draft.

The rookie is eligible to join the team, train, and play as long as he is in good standing.

Rookie contracts are 160 million won for the first two rounds, 140 million

won for the third and fourth rounds, 120 million won for the fifth and

sixth rounds, and 110 million won for the seventh round.

Players selected in the second round will receive 85 million won for the

first and second rounds, 65 million won for the third and fourth rounds,

45 million won for the fifth and sixth rounds, and 35 million won for the seventh round. 슬롯사이트