‘Super Rookie’ Bang Shin-sil announced her entry into the regular tour with a wire-to-wire victory.
Bang made two birdies and no bogeys in the final round of the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour’s E1 Charity Open (KRW 900 million in prize money) at Seongmunan Country Club (Par 72) in Wonju, Gangwon Province, on Monday. Her final total of 9-under-par 207 gave her a two-stroke victory over the second-place group.
She is the 10th player in KLPGA Tour history to record a wire-to-wire victory.
Born in 2004, Bang caught the eye of golf fans early on with her long game from her 5-foot-11-inch frame. Her average driving distance this season is 259.6 yards.
Heading into the tournament as a conditional seed, Bangsinsil didn’t have to worry about seeding. He was ranked 40th in the Regular Tour Seeding, but the win secured his seeding for the remainder of the season and into the 2025 season. She will be the top seed starting at the Celltrion Queens Masters.
Bang Shin-sil smiles with the trophy. Photo by Son Jin-hyun
“I was disappointed that I didn’t win the last two tournaments, but I think I was able to win today because it was a good experience,” said Bang.먹튀검증
“My friends and sisters who played for the national team with me are all playing on the regular tour, but I was unfortunately separated from them, so I really struggled with my heart because I wanted to go up with them,” she said. Relieved of her seeding worries, she said, “My original goal was to secure a seed, but it’s great that it’s already happened. I want to play steadily in the remaining tournaments and finish in the top 10.”
She is determined to achieve her goal by adding accuracy to her long shots. “I used to be a long hitter in the national team, but I spent two and a half months in winter training this year working on my swing speed for an hour and a half three times a day. I gained about 20 yards. I’m not planning to increase my distance, but I want to improve my accuracy. I’m just trying to put my greed aside and do my best in every tournament.”