KLPGA regular member Minah Yoon won the Australian PGA TPS Victoria Championship
Yoon Min-ah (20) placed her name at the top of the leaderboard at the TPS Victoria Championship of the Webex Players Series, an Australian golf tournament. He shot an 8 under par 63 on the final day of the tournament held at the Rosebud Country Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the 29th.
However, Mina Yoon’s victory is receiving a lot of attention in Australia. It is because of the characteristics of the TPS Victoria Championship.
It’s not just a tournament for female golfers. The event is the Australian Men’s Golf Tour (Australia PGA), and women players are also participating. It is played as a mixed-gender event tournament.
Two male players and one female player form a pair to complete 72 holes. A total of 142 people participated in this tournament, including 90 male pros, 50 female pros, and the top male and female amateur golfers in Australia.
Among female professional players, only 10 players, including Yoon Min-ah, made it to the finals. Mina Yoon was tied for 3rd until the 3rd round held on the 28th.
He made a birdie on the 10th hole of the final round and made consecutive birdies on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes to catch up with James Marchesani, who was the leader.
The 16th hole (par 5) faced a crisis. The shot landed in a bunker. However, Yoon Min-ah caught the bunker shot with an eagle and climbed back to the lead, eventually winning the final championship.
She became the second female athlete to win the men’s and women’s event in Australia. Last year (2022), Hannah Green (Australia) won the TPS Murray River, and if you expand the scope to competitions held in Europe and the United States, Yoon Min-ah is the third after Lynn Grant (Sweden).
Grant won the DP World Tour Scandinavian mixed event last year. In an interview with the Australian Golf Association through her father, Yoon Young-jin, who is in charge of interpreting, Yoon Min-ah said, “I tried to keep my swing balanced.” said.스포츠토토
Yoon Min-ah became an associate member of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) in March 2021 and obtained full membership in August last year (2022). However, he was active on overseas tours from an early age.
His father, Yoon Young-jin, said in a phone call with ‘I News 24’ on the 30th, “(Yoon) Min-ah went to the United States when she was 13 and played amateur competitions.” Yoon Min-ah started playing golf in earnest while attending Banpo Elementary School. At that time, he was introduced as a promising golfer, and after going to the big audience, he went on an overseas tour like his father mentioned.
He was also selected for the national team standing army and worked for three years. In 2019, when he was 16 years old, he was qualified to participate in the LPGA Tour Qualifying School (Q School, current Qualifying Series). Only players over the age of 18 can be named in Q-School, but players under the age of 18 are also selected every year.
Yoon Min-ah was chosen as one of them. However, after the declaration of a new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic (global epidemic) in 2020, the number of tours and competitions in which they could be active decreased, and they had a difficult time.