Women’s golfer Shin Bo-min (28) climbed to the top and shook off a long period of sluggishness.
Shin Bo-min won the second round of the KLPGA 2023 MC Square-Gunsan CC Dream Tour (total prize money of 70 million won) held at the Buan (OUT) and Namwon (IN) courses of Gunsan Country Club (par 72/6400 yards) located in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do on the 14th. Prize money of 10.5 million won)’.
Shin Bo-min, who took the lead with a 7-under par 65, blocked 2 bogeys in the first round, narrowed out 7 birdies and 1 eagle, and also picked 2 bogeys and 5 birdies in the final round. This moved him to the top of the leaderboard with a final total of 10-under-par 134 (65-69). It has been 2 years and 9 months since 2020 that Shin Bo-min has risen to the top. 안전놀이터
Shin Bo-min said, “I feel good and happy. There was a difficult time because my shot didn’t go well, but I felt like I overcame it and proved myself, and it feels like I was rewarded, so I’m really happy.” Thank you,” he said.
Shin Bo-min, who loved sports from a young age and was active as a soccer and track athlete until the 4th grade of elementary school, began his full-fledged golf life with the recommendation of his father who loves golf. Since then, Shin Bo-min, who joined the KLPGA in 2012, won the first championship in his life at the ‘KLPGA 2020 KBC Dream Tour with WEST OCEAN CC Round 1’ in 2020, 8 years after joining, and ranked 13th in the prize money rankings for the season, making it a regular tour for the 2021 season. By securing the right to seed, expectations were raised.
Although he entered the regular tour, Shin Bo-min participated in 25 tournaments and won prize money in only 3 tournaments, failing to keep his seeding rights. He had to move the stage again to the Dream Tour. Shin Bo-min, who did not show much performance in the 2022 season, regained his confidence through intensive training last winter and held the dream tour championship trophy in his arms.
Shin Bo-min said, “I went to New Zealand for about 8 weeks of winter training. After rounding in the morning, I ate lunch and practiced in the afternoon. After dinner, I did physical training or practiced again. I took a break with this schedule for 8 weeks. I trained without it, but I think I trained most intensely in my golf life.”
He continued, “I had a problem with the iron shot, but it has been stabilizing little by little since October of last year. In winter training, I practiced a lot focusing on shots, and I especially practiced low shots the most, and I think that part fits well.” Yesterday and today, iron shots were the most effective, probably because of the results of training. The tee shot went far, but the second shot was precise, so there were many chances. In fact, there were almost no missed chances in the first round, but today I missed a few and almost faltered, but I kept my composure. I think I was able to win,” he said.
Shin Bo-min, whose goal this season is 2 wins, said, “If you win 2 wins on the Dream Tour, there is a privilege to participate in one regular tour competition. I want to see how good my shots are on the regular tour. “There have been ups and downs in every tournament so far, but the ultimate goal is to finish the tournament at the top with no ups and downs until the end of this season. I think the same title will follow.”
In addition, Choi Hye-won (20) and Kim Na-young (20) tied for second place with a final total of 7 under par and 137 strokes, while Yang Hee-joo (20), Choi So-young (19) and Su-bin Jeong (23) tied for fourth place with a 6-under par and 138 strokes.