FrLee So-mi (24, Daebang Construction), the ‘Queen of Jeju’, aims for the first win of the season, leaving behind the exhaustion of the US business trip.먹튀검증
Lee So-mi started in a tie for second place with a 4 under par 68 in the first round of the ‘Ever Collagen-The Sienna Queen’s Crown 2023’ held at The Siena Country Club in Jeju Island on the 13th.
Previously, Lee So-mi challenged the KLPGA tour with Min-ji Park and Da-yeon Lee at the US Women’s Open held last week. Her performance was tied for 33rd at 8 over par. Considering that it is a tournament where the world’s best players competed, it is not a bad report card.
There must be physical difficulties such as jet lag. In fact, Park Min-ji, who participated in the US Women’s Open together, is in danger of missing the cut as she tied for 98th with a 4-over par in the first round.
However, Somi Lee is confident and she is working on the competition. It is also because she is showing her uniquely strong side in Jeju, where her strong winds are frequent. That is why she is even nicknamed ‘Queen of Jeju’.
In fact, after reaching the top at the Lotte Rent-A-Car Women’s Open in 2021, Lee So-mi won the SK Networks Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Classic and the S-OIL Championship over two weeks last year. All of them were held in Jeju. She is, in other words, Lee So-mi, who has swept three of her five pro career victories in Jeju.
Somi Lee. ⓒ KLPGA
The number of victories is too frequent to be a coincidence. Is there even a trick? In an interview after winning the S-OIL Championship last year, Lee So-mi said, “I had the idea that I was strong in windy weather, and I felt that I had strength in Jeju as she won two weeks in a row.”
Regarding the secret to being strong in Jeju, she continued, she explained, “First of all, the trajectory is low and no matter what wind blows, I think I can get good results because I hit my shot confidently without doubt.”
This is also revealed in her records.
Looking at her record in tournaments held in Jeju over the past three years, Lee So-mi is averaging 70.24 strokes per tournament. He is, of course, number one among all players on the KLPGA Tour.
Considering that Lee Ye-won recorded 71.25 strokes, Park Hyeon-kyung 71.28 strokes, Lee So-young 71.41 strokes, and Kim Su-ji 71.58 strokes, it can be seen that she is performing far from Lee So-mi alone.
This season, Ever Collagen-The Siena Queen’s Crown, Jeju Samdasoo Masters next month, Doosan E&C We’ve Championship, and SK Networks·Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Classic and S-OIL Championship will be held in Jeju in October and November. Attention is focusing on how many championship trophies will be swept away by the ‘Queen of Jeju’.