Wednesday, May 3, 2017

HONMA staffer Ha-Neul Kim Wins JLPGA’s CyberAgent Ladies Golf Tournament

She captures the playoff to avenge last year’s sudden death lip-out, earning her fourth career JLPGA Tour victory

(HARBOR CITY, CA) – HONMA GOLF U.S., a global leader in golf equipment craftsmanship and innovation, congratulates Tour staffer Ha-Neul Kim on winning the 2017 JLPGA CyberAgent Ladies Golf Tournament at Grand Fields Country Club in Shizuoka. This victory is her first win of the 2017 season and her fourth career win on the JLPGA Tour.

Ha-Neul Kim’s success this year was partially motivated by her desire to avenge last year‘s playoff defeat, which she lost on a lip-out. This year she entered the final day in a first-place tie, before becoming the sole leader after birdying the 11th and 12th holes. But her opponent closed the gap, forcing a playoff for the second consecutive year. On the first playoff hole, Kim used her TOUR WORLD TW737 Vs #10 iron to land her second shot just 10 feet from the cup. Kim promptly sunk the putt for a birdie and the victory.

“I am really pleased that I achieved this first victory of the season, with everyone’s wonderful support,” Kim said. “Thank you so much. I lost the playoff last year, but tried to play this year’s tournament with only positive thoughts.  It became a playoff just like last year, but on the first playoff hole, I used my TW737 Vs No. 10 iron for my second shot, and landed it close. That really helped me to clinch the victory. I will try to continuously compete at a top level for the rest of the year, and I appreciate everyone’s continued support.”

Kim has now earned her first JLPGA Tour victory of 2017 and has two additional wins over the past year. This year, Kim’s goal is to earn more than three victories and to finish in the Top 3 on the JLPGA money list.

TOUR WORLD and TEAM HONMA continue to prove their high performance and strength on tours all over the world, and we are hoping for your continued support of TEAM HONMA.

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