Lee So-mi, who has won 5 wins on the KLPGA tour, is a player who has a particularly good compatibility with the wind. That is why she is even nicknamed ‘Queen of the Wind’.
On the 22nd, Lee So-mi recorded a 4 under par 68 in the second round of the Nexen Saint Nine Masters of the KLPGA Tour, which is being held at the Gaya Country Club in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do.
Lee So-mi, who recorded 3 under par in the previous round, jumped to the sole lead with a total of 7 under par in rounds 1 and 2. Now, Lee So-mi belongs to the championship group along with Kim Su-ji (-6) and Kim Min-byeol (-4),메이저사이트 and challenges to hunt for the first win of the season.
Most of Lee So-mi’s five wins in the first part of the tour so far were achieved on particularly windy days. Three of the five wins were in Jeju Island, which is known for its windy conditions, and the weather in Gimhae that day was also strong winds of 11 meters per second.
In golf, which is played in a wide field, wind must be the biggest variable that influences performance. The direction of the shot must be selected considering the wind blowing, and the trajectory must be different depending on the strength of the wind. Sometimes you have to send the ball into the wind, and if it’s a headwind, you need a strong shot to break through it.
Lee So-mi, who only gains strength when the wind blows, must have a special know-how.
Lee So-mi, who finished her round, said, “It was very windy, but she got through it well. Even in the gusts, the putt was really good, and the shot was good. I am satisfied,” she said.
She continued, “The most important thing is to believe in my shots and putts, and I have to know how to burn the wind. If it blows too hard, you have to know how to wait and hit, but especially putts ride the wind. Even on the green, it seems to think about the wind and putt carefully,” she revealed her own secret.
In fact, Lee So-mi did not set a big goal ahead of this tournament. Lee So-mi said, “Actually, in her last two contests (missing the cut), I was worried because her shots didn’t go very well. When the wind blows like this tournament, the shot should be good, but the shot was shaking and I had a hard time.” She said, “So I went back to the beginning and practiced really hard. She practiced from 5 in the morning to 8 in the evening. So, the goal of this tournament was to pass the preliminaries, and I am grateful for such good results,” she said.
Now Somi Lee is aiming for her win in her championship group. With her determination for this, she said, “In fact, the shot is not good, she is just grateful that she passed the preliminary round. I’m thinking that I might not be able to make a shot tomorrow. I don’t expect it to go well. I will just play as I practiced, and I will aim to find out what to improve through this tournament. It’s still early in the season, so I want to go step by step,” she added calmly.