‘Born in 1986’ Eun-hee Ji, the oldest Korean to win the LPGA

Ji Eun-hee, 36, is the oldest Korean to win the LPGA Tour.

 
Eunhee Ji of Japan competed in the final of the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope Match Play ($1.5 million in total prize money, about 1.9 billion won) at the Shadow Creek Golf Club (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 30th (Korean time). (22) was defeated by three holes. It is the first victory in 3 years and 4 months since the Diamond Resort Champions Tournament in January 2019 and 6 wins in his career. She took her winning prize of $225,000 ($281 million). In addition, the record for the oldest Korean won (36 years and 17 days) of LPGA was newly set. The previous record is Park Hee-young (32 years, 8 months, 16 days, ISPS Handa Big Open in 2020).

Ji Eun-hee is the oldest Korean player currently active on the American professional stage. In this competition, he showed off his veteran side to his heart’s content. As 83rd in the world ranking, she managed to win a ticket to the US Women’s Open (opening on June 3) with 64 participants by winning the tournament. Ji Eun-hee, who won the 2009 US Women’s Open, said, “It was a very difficult week mentally and physically. She will take a day off and work really hard at the US Women’s Open,” she said. In this competition, the first day the temperature rose to 38 degrees, and the players as well as the opponents had to fight the sweltering heat.

Ji Eun-hee defeated Hye-jin Choi in the round of 16, and in the quarter-finals, she beat Madeleine Sachström (Sweden) by 7 holes. She reached the final in the semi-final where she defeated Andrea Lee (USA), a Korean national.

 

The strongest shield – the strongest spear is back… Goo Chang-mo and Kang Baek-ho’s comeback countdown

NC (NC) Dinos and Katie (KT) Wiz, who won the combined championship in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, respectively. The glory days were short, and the two clubs are hovering in the top 8-10 in the 2022 season. However, a rescue force is coming, who will be the driving force for the rebound. They are Gu Chang-mo (25, NC) and Kang Baek-ho (23, KT). They were the main players in the team’s first unified championship, but start the 2022 season late due to injury.

 

Gu Chang-mo is expected to be registered in the first-team entry this weekend as early as possible. He disappeared from the first team after appearing in Game 6 of the Korean Series in the 2020 season. Changmo Koo stood as the best left-hander in the KBO league with a record of 9 wins and an undefeated ERA of 1.74 in 2020, but took the entire 2021 season off due to a stress fracture in his left forearm (between the elbow and wrist). He was expected to be together from the start this year, but suffered a hamstring injury during spring camp and had to spend time in rehabilitation again.

 

In the Futures League, they had a warm-up time. He showed good pitching content against Sangmu on the 11th (2 innings, 2 hits, 1 strikeout and 1 run), against Kia on the 17th (3 innings, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts), and on the 22nd against Samsung (4⅔ innings, 2 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run) . His top speed was set at 148 km/h. NC acting coach Kang In-kwon said, “I plan to schedule a later date after pitching the bullpen on the 26th and seeing the condition.” Since he has already increased the number of pitches to 68 in the second team, he is expected to start against Doosan at the earliest this weekend. In NC, Song Myung-ki was moved to the second team, and there is currently a shortage of starting pitchers.

 

Kang Baek-ho, who helped Katie win the championship last year, is expected to return in early June. Kang Baek-ho fell off the stairs at the end of March, just before the opening ceremony, and suffered a fractured right little toe. He was initially expected to have a hiatus of about a month, but as a result of the re-examination, he was diagnosed that it would take three to four months to recover. Fortunately, the recovery speed is fast, and it is known that he will be able to join the first team in early June. Kang Baek-ho helped the team to top the KBO league with a batting average of 0.347 and 16 home runs and 102 RBIs, including over 40,000 batting average until the first half of last year.

 

In addition to Kang Baek-ho, foreign batter Henry Ramos (30) has been out for more than a month with a toe injury. However, Park Byeong-ho (36), who has awakened his home run instinct, is barely holding on to the other line, but it is not enough. Ramos is also expected to return to the first team with Kang Baek-ho. This is why director Lee Kang-cheol emphasized until recently, “You only have to endure until May.”

Shim Jae-hak, commentator of MBC Sports Plus, said, “It will be of great help to NC if Goo Chang-mo fills the starting rotation with a healthy figure in a situation where Song Myeong-ki, Parsons, and Lee Yong-chan are missing.” Regarding Kang Baek-ho, he said, “Katy has been showing a different side from last year, but when Kang Baek-ho returns, the weight of the other ship will change and he will have the strength to run in the future.”

 

삼성, KCC 이정현 영입…첫해 보수 7억 계약

프로농구 서울 삼성이 전주 케이씨씨(KCC)의 자유계약선수(FA) 이정현(35·191㎝)을 영입했다고 19일 발표했다.

이정현은 삼성과 3년 계약 기간에 첫해 보수 총액 7억원(연봉 4억9천만원·인센티브 2억1천만원)을 받는다. 이정현은 지난 시즌 경기당 평균 13.1점에 3.3도움, 3.0튄공잡기를 기록했다.

이정현은 2016~2017시즌 안양 케이지시(KGC)인삼공사를 챔피언전 우승으로 이끈 뒤 자유계약선수로 케이씨씨와 연봉 8억2천800만원, 인센티브 9200만원 등 그때까지 최고액으로 이적 대박을 터트렸다.

지난 시즌 연봉 2억8천만원, 인센티브 1억2천만원 등 보수 총액 4억원을 받은 이정현은 이번에도 높은 시장가를 기록하며 이적했다.

은희석 감독 체제의 삼성은 “노련한 게임 운영 능력을 갖춘 이정현이 팀 전력 상승에 크게 기여할 것이다. 베테랑 선수로 팀 내 젊은 선수들의 성장에도 큰 도움이 될 것으로 기대한다”고 밝혔다.

 

 

UEFA, 러시아에 추가 제재…2023년까지 모든 대회 참가 금지

유럽축구연맹(UEFA)이 우크라이나를 침공한 러시아에 대해 추가 제재를 결정했다.

유럽축구연맹은 2일(현지시각) 누리집을 통해 “러시아는 유럽축구연맹 여자 챔피언십 2022(여자 유로 2022) 결승 토너먼트 C조에 참가할 수 없다. 대신 플레이오프에서 러시아에 패한 포르투갈이 참가한다”고 밝혔다.

이번 결정은 유럽축구연맹 집행위원회에서 내렸다. 지난 2월 모든 러시아 대표팀과 클럽팀의 유럽축구연맹 대회 참가 금지를 결정한 데 이은 추가 제재다. 러시아는 이 외에도 2023 호주·뉴질랜드 여자 월드컵 유럽예선 등 복수 대회 참가가 금지됐다. 또한 유로 2028·유로2032 유치도 좌절됐다.

 

‘1703’… Hyunjong Yang sets record for most strikeouts in Kia Tigers history

The returning Ace wrote a new history once again.

Yang Hyun-jong (34) of the Kia Tigers started out in a home match against the Samsung Lions of the 2022 KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 1st and struck out Kang Min-ho in the second inning, striking out his 1703th career. It is the record for most strikeouts in Kia club history. The previous record was 1702, held by Lee Kang-cheol, KT (KT) Wiz.

With this, Yang Hyun-jong recorded the second most strikeouts in Korean professional baseball history after former Hanwha Eagles coach Song Jin-woo (2,048). Yang Hyun-jong previously recorded 1,700 strikeouts in the match against Katie in Suwon on the 26th of last month, surpassing former manager Seon Dong-yeol (1698).

In the match against the Lotte Giants held in Gwangju on the 14th of last month, Yang Hyun-jong set the record for 2000 innings, the 7th and youngest (34 years, 1 month, 13 days) in KBO league history.

 

Sponsorship of next-generation golf prospects such as KB Financial and Bang Shin-sil

KB Financial Group (Chairman Jong-gyu Yoon), the top amateur golf players in Korea, Bang Shin-sil (18), Park Ye-ji (17), and Lee Jeong-hyeon (16), and Lee Jeong-wi (16), who are active overseas, and Thai golf star Natakritta Wong Top Wirap (20) recently signed a sponsorship contract with five next-generation golf prospects.

Kaby said, “Bang Shin-sil has been active as the national representative since 2020 and is attracting attention as a next-generation star in the domestic women’s golf world. She achieved the best performance among Korean players of all time by finishing tied for 8th (3 over par 219) at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship (ANWA), the dream stage of female amateur athletes held in Georgia, USA in March.” did.

Kaby said, “Bang Shin-sil has been active as the national representative since 2020 and is attracting attention as a next-generation star in the domestic women’s golf world. She achieved the best performance among Korean players of all time by finishing tied for 8th (3 over par 219) at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship (ANWA), the dream stage of female amateur athletes held in Georgia, USA in March.” did.

In the case of Natakritta Wongtop Wirap, she introduced that she was a super-long hitter with a driving distance of 300 yards and took second place in last year’s Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific (WAAP) Championships.

Paju Country Club, a public golf course operated by KMH Group (Chairman Choi Sang-ju), announced that it will hold Magnum Opus, an exhibition of the five great masters of Korean painting at the clubhouse.

In this exhibition, which continues until July, Jeon Kwang-young, who built the art world with traditional Korean paper, Park Seo-bo, the master of Dansaekhwa, who received the Order of the Gold Crown, Lee U-fan, who recorded the most expensive work of any existing Korean artist, and the fundamental power of charcoal and the Korean spirit of Dansaekhwa, were introduced to the world. The works of five great masters, including Lee Bae, who is widely known as a water drop artist, and Kim Chang-yeol, are on display. Paju CC installed a total of 10 works by placing the clubhouse lobby as the main space, an art wall and 6 works, and 4 in the dining room.

Yoojin Jung, CEO of Eugene Gallery, who planned this exhibition, said, “The Paju CC exhibition is part of the ‘Move-On’ project, which displays the works of artists in various spaces outside the framework of a gallery after Corona 19. It will be a special experience for golfers to appreciate the works of the masters of the art world in the space for exercise.”

‘안방 KGC’는 강했다…오세근 28득점 맹폭 앞세워 kt 격파

안양 케이지시(KGC)가 챔피언결정전 문턱에 올라섰다. 필요한 건 단 1승이다.

케이지시는 25일 안양체육관에서 열린 2021∼2022 프로농구 4강 플레이오프(5판3선승제) 3차전 수원 케이티(kt)와 안방 경기에서 83-77로 승리를 거뒀다.

2승 고지에 선착한 케이지시는 2년 연속 챔피언결정전 진출까지 단 1승을 앞두게 됐다. 반면 케이티는 1차전 승리 뒤 2연패를 당하며 위기에 빠졌다.

안방 케이지시는 강했다. 케이지시는 이날 오세근이 28득점 9리바운드, 대릴 먼로가 16득점 15리바운드를 기록하며 좋은 활약을 펼쳤다. 케이티전에서 비교적 약한 모습을 보였던 전성현도 16득점으로 선전했다. 특히 전성현은 이날 경기 종료 13초 전 쐐기 3점포까지 꽂으며 인상적인 모습을 보였다.

출발은 케이지시가 좋았다. 케이지시는 경기 초반부터 강하게 케이티를 압박하며 1쿼터를 14점 차이로 마무리했다. 하지만 2쿼터 들어서는 허훈을 앞세운 케이티가 맹반격에 돌입했고, 이후 치열한 추격전이 이어졌다.

승부 향방이 정해진 건 4쿼터. 미세하게 점수를 앞서가던 케이지시가 격차를 점차 벌리기 시작했다. 케이티는 맹추격에 나섰지만, 외국인 선수 마이크 마이어스와 캐디 라렌이 모두 5반칙으로 퇴장당하며 변수가 생겼다. 이후 케이지시도 먼로와 변준형이 잇달아 5반칙을 범해 코트 밖으로 나갔지만, 외국인 선수가 모두 빠진 케이티는 아쉬운 결정력으로 끝내 경기를 뒤집지 못했다.

두 팀은 하루 휴식을 취하고, 27일 같은 장소에서 다시 맞붙는다. 2승을 먼저 거둔 케이지시가 안방에서 케이티를 상대하는 만큼, 조금 더 유리한 위치에 있다. 이번 플레이오프 승자는 서울 에스케이(SK)가 기다리는 챔피언결정전(7전4선승제)에 진출한다.