User talk:Heavy rain curtailed KLPGA Tour's Etxoil event, but no smiles for players

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Kim Jae-hee, who was leading the pack, missed a chance to take the grand prize.

Kim Jae-hee

After three sunny days at the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Etosha Oil Championship, clouds began to gather on the fifth day of the final round.

Light rain fell at Elysian Jeju Country Club in the morning, turning into a torrential downpour as play got underway.

Even after two suspensions, the rain didn't let up, causing water to pool on the greens. The tournament organizers eventually decided to cancel the fourth round and determine the winner based on the first three rounds.

While it was a lucky break for Sung Yoo-jin, who led the tournament after three rounds, others had to swallow their disappointment.

Before play was suspended for the second time at 2:09 p.m., Kim Jae-hee was in the lead.

Kim, who hasn't won since making her PGA Tour debut in 2021, began the fourth round in a tie for second place, one shot behind the leader.

She made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4, followed by back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7. He dropped a shot on the ninth but was still in the lead.

However, heavy rain canceled play and he had to pass on his chance to win.

Lim Jin-hee

Another player who was disappointed with the canceled fourth round was Im Jin-hee.

She was in contention for the title with Lee Ye Won, who was second in points. By the time she reached the 11th hole, she had four birdies and one bogey, and was three strokes back in fourth place.

With the fourth round canceled, Lim was tied for 11th place after three rounds and was not eligible for the grand prize, which is only awarded to the top 10 finishers.

The gap between her and Lee Ye-won, who finished second at the event, widened, and her plans for an upset at the final event of the season, the SK Shielders-SK Telecom Championship, were dashed.

"I was in the clubhouse waiting for play to resume when they announced the cancellation of the fourth round," said Sung, who was the lucky winner of the ETSOil event. "My teammates were playing well, so I couldn't say anything and had to be cautious," she said, apologizing to the other players.

Meanwhile, this is the fourth time this season that the S-Oil Championship has been shortened due to bad weather. 토토사이트