Yoo Hae-ran, who passed the LPGA senior pass, said, “I originally wanted to be in the top 20, but… I will also aim for the rookie award.”
“I feel more real because many people congratulate me when I come to Korea.”
Yoo Hae-ran (21), who won first place in the LPGA Qualifying Series, said this in her thoughts on her return to Korea.
After returning to Korea on the 13th after finishing in first place in the LPGA Qualifying Series that ended in Doseon, Alabama on the 12th (Korean time), in an interview at Incheon International Airport, Hae-ran said, “I went there comfortably to only be in the top 20, but I passed as the top, so I am very happy.” I’m happy,” he said.
The LPGA Qualifying Series is a tournament in which 100 players competed through 8 rounds for the right to participate in the 2023 LPGA Tour.
Yoo Hae-ran, who finished in first place in this competition and received the honor of “passing the senior”, will be active on the American stage in the 2023 season.
Following Anna Lin (26) last year, a Korean player passed the LPGA Qualifying Series in first place for the second year in a row.
Yoo Hae-ran, who was the rookie of the 2020 Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, explained the secret to passing the senior pass, saying, “I had to make accurate shots on the domestic course, so I had a lot of birdie opportunities because my iron shots went well in this qualifying series.”
When asked about his determination to debut on the LPGA Tour in the 2023 season, Yoo Hae-ran replied, “I heard that the course conditions, greens, and weather in the U.S. are different for each competition.”
Regarding being mentioned as a potential Rookie of the Year candidate, he said, “Because I became the Rookie of the Year in Korea, I don’t feel a lot of pressure.” 토토사이트
He added, “I’m lacking in short games such as putts,” and added, “I will improve my saving skills during winter training and learn a lot while playing on tour next year to become a growing player.”
Yoo Hae-ran greeted the fans, saying, “I ask for your support as much as I did in Korea,” and “I will try to show steady play like I did in Korea.”