Somi Lee fails as LPGA Q Series senior… Securing full seed rights for next year by tying for second place
So-mi Lee (Daebang Construction) failed to win the final match of the Q Series of the LPGA Tour. However, by tying for second place, they achieved the desired result by securing full seed rights for next year.
Somi Lee recorded a 1-over-par 73 with one birdie and two bogeys in the final 6th round of the tournament held at the Magnolia Grove Crossing Course (par 72) in Mobile, Alabama, USA on the 7th (Korean time).
Somi Lee, who recorded a final total of 404 strokes at 26 under par, finished the tournament in a tie for second place with Mao Saigo (Japan).
Somi Lee debuted on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) regular tour in 2019 and achieved a total of 5 wins. In 2021 and 2022, she recorded two wins each for the second consecutive year and no wins, but she finished second twice and finished third four times, placing her sixth in grand prize points and seventh in prize money. 먹튀검증
Somi Lee, who took on the challenge of competing on the LPGA stage after the season, performed well, competing for the lead all six days.
As he was in the lead until the 5th round, his expectations for ‘passing the top score’ grew, but he swallowed his disappointment as he recorded the only over par score in the competition in the last 6 rounds.
However, Somi Lee succeeded in achieving her goal by securing full seeding for next season’s LPGA, which is given to the top 20.
Korean-Australian Robin Choi hit 4 under par on the last day and became this year’s ‘senior passer’ with a final total of 28 under par and 401 strokes.
In addition to Somi Lee, many Korean players secured LPGA tickets.
Jang Hyo-jun , who debuted on the LPGA regular tour last year but was sent down to the Q series due to poor performance, succeeded in remaining in the LPGA with a final total of 19 under par and 411 strokes, tied for 7th place.
Sung Yu-jin (Hanwha Q CELLS), who finished runner-up in this year’s LPGA Lotte Championship and won twice in the KLPGA Tour, also obtained a ticket to the LPGA Tour with the same ranking as Jang Hyo-jun.
Lim Jin-hee (Angang Construction), the winner of the KLPGA Tour’s most wins (4 wins), took the ‘last train’.
He tied for 17th place with a final total of 13 under par, 417 strokes, along with Noh Ye-rim, Jennifer Song, Lucy Lee (all of the U.S.), Sofia Garcia (Paraguay), and Yan Jing (China). If he had lost even one more stroke, he would have been reduced to a conditional seed, but fortunately he succeeded in securing a full seed.
Veterans Lee Jeong-eun5 (35, Bumin Hospital) and Hong Jeong-min (CJ) only secured conditional seeds.
Lee Jeong-eun5 tied for 23rd place with 12 under par, 418 strokes, one stroke behind Lim Jin-hee, and Hong Jeong-min tied for 45th place with 8 under par, 422 strokes, crossing the Maginot Line to obtain a conditional seed.