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KLPGA: Sky Returns, So Does Park…JY Ko Defends! 

The final Major and penultimate tournament of the KLPGA season has all the elements to be as eventful as the recent KEB Hana Bank Championship. Jin Young Ko pipped Sung Hyun Park to that title, with an impressive display of iron shots that left the field in her wake.

Ko, now a Hite sponsored player, is this week’s defending champion, as she aims for the back to back wins needed to overtake Jeong Eun Lee at the top of the seasons rankings. Undoubtedly it’s a tall order, but not beyond possibility based on the form Ko has been in after the summer break.

Lee, who has already won four times this season, was very close to making it five, after losing in a playoff last week- her second playoff loss this year. Unless Ko produces a fortnight of flawless golf, Lee will deservedly be crowned as the KLPGA Player of the Year.

JLPGA Order of Merit leader Ha Neul Kim has also tasted success at this tournament back in 2011. One wonders if Sky was a little agrieved not to get an invite to the recent KEB Hana Bank Championship. Maybe this will give her some extra motivation this week? Does Sky enjoy the same populartity in Korea than she does in Japan? We’ll soon see…

The fanatical Namdalla fans will be out in force again to cheer on Park, as the world number two aims to exact revenge on her recent runner up finish at SKY72.

The smooth swinging Na Yeon Choi is also in town and what better way to celebrate recently turning 30 than snatching a surprise victory at Blue Heron Golf Club. Remember this is golf, anything is possible…

Whoever wins this week, better be prepared to knock back some Hite beer, which is not (in my opinion…) the greatest beer ever…

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Kenneth Quillinan (aka Quilly!) View All

First up, I suppose I better say hello and thank you for visiting my website, whoever you are. I teach, I write, I caddy, I write, I travel, I write. Mostly, about golf if that interests you. Usually interviews for various publications and blog about my caddy adventures.

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