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A New Figure of Kim Ju-mi, Already Her 2nd Championship

Posted October. 17, 2003 22:52,   


A new professional golf player, Kim Ju-mi (19, High Mart) settled to ascend to the throne of the rookie of the year, a once in a lifetime prize, as she won for the second time this season.

The 3rd round of the Fourth Woori Securities Classic Ladies’ Championship was held at Korea CC (par72) in the city of Yongin on October 17th. Kim Ju-mi, who has played as a professional golfer since this year, won the championship with a total score of 9-under par as she finished today`s game with a score of 5-under par, tying the course record, after hitting five birdies without a bogey.

It is her first championship since the Hansol Ladies Open which was held in June. With this victory, she will be the rookie of the year regardless of the result of the next game, the SBS championship.

Also, she captured the 2nd highest winning prize record of this season with a total of 130,650,000 won after winning 45 million won for this tournament. It is only 100,000 won difference behind the highest winning prize of Cheon Mi-jung (TaylorMade, 130,750,000 won) who finished tied in 3rd place in this tournament. Kim Ju-mi is expecting the award of not only the rookie of the year, but also the most awarded player, the most frequently victorious player, and the player of the year awards.

Kim said, "I`m glad to accomplish today`s goals. There were several critical situations, but I was lucky to overcome them with good putting."

Kim stayed tied as the co-leader until the 12th hole (par 5). After that, however, she birdied at the 13th (par 4), 15th (par 4), and 17th holes with her best putting and broke the tie.

Lee Jun-yeon (Hankook Tire), who is a LPGA player, placed 2nd with a total of 5-under par. Shin Hyun-ju (FILA Korea) tied with Cheon Mi-jung with a total of 4-under par. Jang Jeong and Park Hee-jung (CJ), who are playing golf in the U.S., remained in 7th (1-under) and 13th (2-over) place respectively. Kim Mi-hyun (KTF) remained in 19th place with a total of 4-over par.

Jong-Seok Kim kjs0123@donga.com