Chosun Ilbo-Posco Championship
Friday-Sunday, Lakeside Country Club, Yongin, Gyeonggi
This is the final event of the season, in which 72 golfers will compete.
For local golf fans, this will be the final chance to see Chun In-gee who will be back in action to defend her title despite a shoulder injury. The 21-year-old didn’t play in last week’s ADT Caps Championship. After winning the U.S. Women’s Open champion in July, Chun decided to play in the LPGA Tour next season.
Chun has already secured the prize money title and most wins at five, but she hasn’t sealed the MVP title. Chun has 435 points for the top award, but Lee Jung-min is only 27 points behind her. Since the winner of this event gets 50 points, it’s still a tight race between the two golfers.
Chun and Lee are paired together along with Park Sung-hyun who is second in money list.
The Rookie of the Year title can be also determined with this event. Although Park Ji-young leads the category with 1,718 points, Kim Ye-jin is only behind 162 points. A rookie golfer can get 230 points it she wins the event.
Korean Air Jumbos (5-3) at Hyundai Capital Skywalkers (5-3)
2 p.m., Saturday, Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium, Cheonan, South Chungcheong
In the men’s division, the Skywalkers suffered a 3-2 defeat against Woori Card Hansae on Tuesday and hope to freshen things up with victory against the Jumbos.
The win would also strip the Jumbos of second place.
It will be also good chance to get revenge in front of home fans. In their first encounter last month, the Jumbos blanked the Skywalkers 3-0.
The Skywalkers rely on Oreol Camejo. The 29-year-old Cuban tops the league with 62.83 percent of attacking success rate. The Jumbos, on the other hand, will be led by Kim Hak-min and Michael Sanchez in assist from setter Han Sun-soo. They are the top team in back attacks.
However, the key for Jumbos will be reducing errors. They committed 195 errors in eight games, 33 more than the Skywalkers.
Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders (5-1) at IBK Altos (4-3)
4 p.m., Saturday, Hwaseong Indoor Arena, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi
In the women’s division, the defending champion Altos have been struggling from the start, but they are getting on track with back-to-back wins.
The Pink Spiders only defeat of the season came from the Altos last month and they will be looking for revenge.
The Altos have Elizabeth McMahon, who leads almost all attacking categories in the league, including blocks. The 22-year-old American has scored 180 points in seven games.
The Pink Spiders specialize in moving-attacks, led by centers Kim Hye-jin and Kim Soo-ji. The team has 65.79 percent of success rate in moving-attacks.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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