“I didn’t get injured for the first hole-in-one, and I got a utility club for the second hole-in-one. It feels good to get a car after the third hole-in-one.”
Han Jin-sun (26) recorded a hole-in-one in the first round of the Chris F&C KLPGA Championship (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), the first major tournament of the 2023 season of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour.
On the 27th, in the 17th hole (par 3) of the first round of the tournament held at Lakewood Country Club (par 72) in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, Han Jin-sun hit a tee shot with an 8-iron with 138m left and put it into the hole at once.
On this day, he reduced 5 strokes by tying 1 eagle and 3 birdies without a bogey, and enjoyed the joy of being tied for the lead with Park Gyeol (27) and Bang Sin-sil (19).
Han Jin-sun said, “The feeling of the shot was getting better and better. During the tournament last week, he said, ‘I think I’m going to make a hole-in-one soon,’ but I ended up making a real hole-in-one,” and smiled broadly. He planned to hit the edge of the green with a tee shot with an 8-iron and roll the ball, but the shot came as planned.
He explained, “It’sㅋㅋㅋ벳 my third hole-in-one in the tournament, but I’ve done it so many times in my life that I’ve made hole-in-one seven times.”
With this hole-in-one, Han Jin-seon received a Mercedes-Benz The New EQE worth 92 million won and enjoyed double joy. There was no injury when he made his first hole-in-one at the 2020 Lotte Cantata Women’s Open, and when he made his second hole-in-one at the Mediheal and Hankook Ilbo Championships last year, he received a utility club and this is the first time he has won a car due to injury.
In addition, he earned only 24.27 million won in four tournaments in the season, but he received an injury worth nearly four times the prize money.
Han Jin-seon said, “As it is a meaningful car that I rode after doing a hole-in-one, I intend to drive it.”
Having won her first championship six years after her debut at the High1 Resort Women’s Open last year, she is aiming for her second career championship. Han Jin-sun said, “As he faltered on the last day of last year’s Hite Jinro Championship, his dream of winning the majors grew bigger. I will work hard for the remaining three days,” he said firmly.
Han Jin-seon said, “This course has very difficult greens, so you have to shoot to a safe place to match the pin location. The green undulation is severe and the pin position is difficult, so it is not easy to get a birdie even if you hit it with a wedge,” he said.