Jung Min Moon, who has upgraded her long-hitting game and accuracy, has won a Dream Tour title and is one step closer to rejoining the regular tour next year.
Moon won the 13th edition of the KLPGA 2023 Dream Tour in a playoff at the Woongjin (OUT) and Sabi (IN) courses at Baekje Country Club (Par 72) in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.
After carding four birdies and no bogeys in the first round to finish tied for seventh place with a 4-under-par 68, Moon continued her flawless play in the final round.
She carded seven birdies without a bogey in the final round for a final total of 11-under par 133. He was tied with Kim Sae-eun for the lead and was forced into a playoff.
In the first overtime playoff on the par-5 18th hole, Moon and Kim both made par. In the second overtime, Kim made a bogey. However, Moon sank a par putt to win her second career Dream Tour title.
After joining the organization in April 2021, Moon finished the 2021 season ranked 19th on the money list with one Dream Tour victory and played on the regular tour in 2022. However, his lack of success pushed him into a hellish seeding battle. He finished 41st in the main seeding event and has been playing both the Dream Tour and the regular tour this season.
“This year, I had physical difficulties while combining the Dream Tour and the regular tour,” said Moon, “and I was struggling with my mind, but with this win, I feel like I’m a little closer to entering the regular tour next season, so 메이저사이트 I’m really happy.”
Moon, who has the second-longest driving distance on the regular tour this year, credits his improved tee shot accuracy for his victory. “I’ve always had a lot of distance, but I’ve always had trouble with my accuracy,” he said, “so I was able to find the precision to not make any mistakes with my drives in this tournament and win.”
Moon earned $10.5 million for his victory. He is now fifth on the Dream Tour money list. He also improved his chances of securing a spot on the regular tour, which offers up to 20 spots.
“My original goal was to win one Dream Tour victory and be in the top 20 on the prize list to go directly to the regular tour,” said Moon. “Now that I’ve won, I want to go to the regular tour as the prize winner, and after playing on the regular tour, I want to enter the American stage.”