“I was disappointed there was no wind today” Confidence
“I was able to make a par save when everyone else was struggling”
Jeju hometown girl Im Jin-hee (25, Ankang E&C) took sole possession of the lead after the third round of the Jeju Samdasu Masters on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour in Jeju.
Lim shaved two strokes off her score in the third round on Friday at Blackstone Jeju (Par 72) in Jeju City to sit atop the leaderboard at 7-under par 209. Lim, who started the day tied for first place with Hwang Yoo-min, carded two birdies without a bogey on the day. Her rival, Hwang Yoo-min, dropped two strokes to fall to a tie for seventh place at 3-under-par.
The Jeju native will be looking for her fourth career victory in her hometown. Im has three career victories, winning the 2021 BC Card-Hankyung Ladies Cup, last year’s McCall-Monarch Park Open with SBS Golf and the 2023 NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship in May of this year.
“I was hoping for a lot of wind, but I was disappointed that there wasn’t any today,” she told the KLPGA Tour after her round, adding, “I’m confident that I can save par when it’s windy and it’s hard for everyone to cut their strokes.”
Lim, who starts the final round as the sole leader, remains cautious but confident. “I’m not without confidence in winning, but it’s hard to talk about winning easily because the course is tough and double bogeys can happen easily,” she said. “Still, I feel like I can win again sooner or later, even if it’s not this tournament.”
Lim said she will focus on her fitness ahead of the final round. “I’m having a hard time physically, so I’m going to shorten my practice and try to replenish my stamina,” he said. “In the final round, I’m going to play as much as possible the same as I did today.”
Fellow Jeju native Hyun Ser-lin (22-Daebang E&C) is tied for third place at 4-under par and will be looking for his first career Tour victory in the fourth round.
“I’m happy to be able to play in the championship group in my hometown and in a sponsored tournament,” said Hyun. “I just need to improve my shots in the final round and play the rest of the way, 카지노사이트 and I think I can do well.”