After dominating the domestic scene for the past two years, Park Min-ji (25-NH Investment & Securities) has been unable to get her ‘winning start’ this season.

Park carded a birdie and four bogeys for a three-over-par 75 in the first round of the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour E1 Charity Open ($900,000) at Seongmunan CC (Par 72, 6662 yards) in Wonju, Gangwon Province on Saturday.

With afternoon play currently underway, Park is tied for 113th place out of 142 players.

At this rate, she will need to rebound significantly in the second round on the 27th to avoid missing the cut.

After starting her round on the 10th (par-4먹튀검증), Park made her first birdie of the day on the 16th (par-5) after a string of early pars. However, she dropped her tee shot into a bunker on the 18th (par-5) and only managed to get the ball onto the green on her fourth shot before making bogey.

In the second round, Park’s shots became more erratic. She dropped her second shot into a greenside bunker on the first hole of the back nine and bogeyed the par-4 second after her second shot went into the fringe.

Park continued to struggle for birdies, dropping another shot on the seventh (par-4) when her tee shot went into the bunker again.

With just one birdie on the day, Park finished in a tie for last place.

Park dominated the KLPGA in 2021 and 2022, winning six tournaments in each of the two years, and she was unstoppable, winning the money list and most wins for the second year in a row.

However, he has yet to find his groove this season, with three top-10 finishes in his six events prior to this tournament, the only time he was in contention for the title was at the Mediheal-Korea Times Championship in April (T3).

At last week’s Doosan Matchplay Championship, he failed to make the tournament after finishing third in his group with a 1-2 record.

At the ongoing tournament, they also had a difficult first day, raising concerns.

Meanwhile, Kim Min-seon 7 (20-Daebang E&C) and Ji Han-sol (27-Dongbu E&C) are tied for the lead in the first round at 4-under-par 68 after 2.30pm.

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