Hong Jin-young (23) received a Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theater worth 30 million won for a pleasant hole-in-one on the third day of the DB Group 37th Korea Women’s Open 안전놀이터(total prize money of 1.2 billion won).
Hong Jin-young recorded her ace by putting the ball into the hole at a distance of 142m in the 11th hole (par 3) of the 3rd round of the tournament held at Rainbow Hills Country Club (par 72) in Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do on the 17th. In this hole, a hole-in-one injury cost 30 million won.
Hong Jin-young said, “I thought I was hitting 145m and hit a tee shot with a 7 iron, and I tried to drop it in front of the pin so it wouldn’t go backwards.” I found out that it was a hole-in-one,” he said.
Hong Jin-young, who reduced two strokes at once with her hole-in-one, finished the third round with a significant improvement in her ranking by hitting a 4-under-par 68, recording an intermediate total of 1-under-par 215. As of 3:35 pm, with the game in progress, Hong Jin-young was tied for 22nd, up 29 places from the previous day.
In this tournament, there are three hole-in-one prizes at stake on the 6th (Duxiana Bed), 11th and 17th holes (Lincoln Aviator). Incentives are awarded only to the first recorders.