Yoo Hyun-joo misses the cut again in her first KLPGA Tour start this season
Doosan E&C golf team suffers embarrassment as Lim Hee-jung also crashes out
Yoo Hyun-ju, 29, missed the cut in her first Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour event of the season. It’s been a year and two months since Yoo competed in a KLPGA Tour event since June of last year.
Yoo carded one birdie and five bogeys for a 4-over-par 76 in the second round of the KLPGA Tour’s Doosan Construction Weave Championship at Teddy Valley Golf and Resort (Par 72) in Seogwipo, Jeju on Wednesday.
Yoo, who dropped seven strokes in the first round the previous day, missed the cut with an 11-over-par 155 total. Excluding those who withdrew, only In-Kyung In (33) played worse than Yoo.
After failing to qualify for the KLPGA Tour’s seeding event in November last year, Yoo played on the secondary tour, the Dream Tour, this season. She then participated as a featured player in the first tournament of Doosan E&C, her main sponsor this season, but ended the tournament without making a significant impact.
Unseeded on the KLPGA Tour last year, Yoo made her only KLPGA Tour appearance as a recommended player at the BC Card-Hankyung Ladies’ Cup, 스포츠토토 where she missed the cut with a median score of 4-over par.
After withdrawing from the Korean Women’s Open, the second major of the first half of the season, Lim returned to action at the Jeju Samdasu Masters, the first tournament of the second half of the season, after sitting out to recover from injury. However, she missed the cut in only her second tournament after her comeback, putting a dent in her reputation on the KLPGA Tour.
Doosan E&C golfers who made the cut did not fare as well. Three Doosan E&C players made the cut, but only one of them, amateur Kim Min-sol (17), was under par. Lee Hyun-joo (26) and Park Geon-mae (27) made the cut in pull-ups at even par, while Kim Min-sol is far from the lead at 2-under.
Park, who has added nine runner-up finishes since winning in 2021, will be looking to get back to winning ways.
Meanwhile, Park Hyun-kyung, 23, who hasn’t added a victory since 2021, is atop the leaderboard with a two-round total of 9-under-par 135 as she begins her quest for a fourth career victory. 스포츠토토맨 Park will begin the final day at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Champions Group.