Lee Bo-mee, Two-Time Queen of the Money, “Smile Candy,” in Danger of Being Unseeded | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Lee Bo-mee, Two-Time Queen of the Money, “Smile Candy,” in Danger of Being Unseeded

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‘Smile Candy’ Lee Bo Mi is on the verge of a cliff despite her return after marriage

The battle for the prize money championship in women’s golf is reaching its climax.

As of October 17, Sakura Kosugi of the golden generation (1998) is in second place in the money list, followed by Yuna Nishimura and Ayaka Furue of the millennium generation (2000) in third and fourth, and Mao Saigo of the new century generation (2001) in fifth place.

And at the top of the standings is Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Moenei Inami, a member of the “in-between” generation (1999).

The ’20-’21 season has seen the rise of a whole new generation of young players, and with only six rounds remaining until the final round of the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup (opening November 25), it’s hard to take your eyes off them.

“It’s a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for the last six rounds before the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup on November 25.

In the remaining three days, it’s going to be a fierce battle.

“It’s not only the prize money queens, but also the seedings that are the focus of attention. This year, the Corona disaster will be held as the ’20-’21 season, merged with the ’20 season. At the end of September, there was a special system of “reshuffling” (in which the seeded players of ’20 were re-ranked to determine the provisional seeded players). In the end of September, a special “reshuffle” was held to determine the provisional seeded players.

Not only the golden generation, but also the millennium generation and the new century generation are making remarkable progress.

“It’s not only the golden generation, but also the millennium generation and the new century generation that are doing remarkably well. “Last year, the youngsters below the golden generation won 10 out of 14 rounds, and so far this year, they’ve won 22 out of 32 rounds.

This year, they have won 22 out of 32 races.

“One of them is Lee Bo Mi, the prize money queen of ’15 and ’16, who was popularly known as ‘Smile Candy. She tied for 14th at the Fujitsu Ladies last week, but is now 82nd on the money list for this series.

If she continues like this, she will have to play in the final stage of the 2009 Qualifying Tournament (QT), which is scheduled to start on November 30. It’s a real cliffhanger.

The most important thing for a glamorous professional golfer who can earn a lot of money is to get a seed right and secure a job.

「シード権は11月21日開幕の『大王製紙エリエールレディスオープン』終了時点の賞金ランキング55位までに与えられるため、ボミは残り5戦で1000万円ほど賞金を加算しないとならない。 The QT, also known as the qualifying round, is held under such severe conditions with no spectators and no leaderboard that even the best players say they never want to play in it again.

If you don’t finish in the top 40, you will not be able to participate in the full tournament next season. For Bomi, this week’s Masters GC will be her first tournament as a hostess pro. This year’s event was canceled last year, but she finished second in ’19, and she’s aiming to jump up at her home course where she can take advantage of her geographical location.

On the first day, the 20th, Bomi, a member of the Nobuta Group, will start at 9:10 a.m. She will be paired with Mim Yu Yamashita, who won for the first time this season, and Bae Sung Woo.

“This is the first time I’ve been able to get a good feel for what it’s like to be a player. However, she was able to get out of it by exercising her three-year seeding privilege, which is given to the prize money queen, but this time she is on the verge.

This time, however, she was on the precipice. She needed to win or finish in the top three twice in the remaining five tournaments. I’m hoping that she’ll be able to break into the ranks of the younger players who are battling it out for the prize money and attract the fans…” (Previous golf writer)

In this tournament, Kim Haneul, who was also a member of the 1988 generation and was nicknamed the “Smile Queen,” will retire.

The power structure of the women’s golf world is changing drastically.

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