After the first four rounds at the Magnolia Grove Golf Course, six Korean golfers advance to the Q-Series second leg. They are among the top 70 golfers who qualified for the next round. Highland Oaks Golf Course in Alabama will host the second leg.
Eight Korean golfers kicked off the first week of qualifying for the 45 LPGA Tour cards available for the 2023 season. They were Lee Mi-hyang, Yoon Min-a, Kang Min-ji, Hong Yae-eun, Ryu Hae-ran, Park Kum-kang, Jeon Ji-won, and Lee Seul-ki. But, unfortunately, Kang and Lee Seul-ki didn’t qualify for the next round.
During the tournament’s first week, Lee Seul-ki had one-under-par, while Kang had three-over-par. The cut was set at two-under-par for the top 70 players.
According to online sports betting sources, Ryu Hae-ran is the best Korean golfer heading into the second week, having tied for sixth with a 12-under-par score. Ryu won the Nexen SaintNine Masters 2022 during this year’s KLPGA Tour season.
Q-Series Second Leg
On the opposite end of the leaderboard, No. 119 Hong missed the cut, shooting two under par and finishing tied for 66th with nine other players despite being the most experienced Korean golfer entering the Q-series.
According to experts in betting odds, Hong competed in the qualifying event last year and tied for 12th place, qualifying for the LPGA Tour for the first time in 2022.
However, Hong had a challenging debut year, missing the cut in seven consecutive tournaments before finding her form in the final few events.
In October, when the Tour traveled to Korea for the BMW Ladies Championship, and she participated as a sponsor invitee, Hong recorded her maiden top 10 result. As a result, she is the favorite among specialists in sports betting pick.
The Q-Series is a 144-hole stroke-play competition contested over two weeks on two golf courses with cumulative scores.