The third round of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Hana Financial Group (HFG) Championship 2020 took place at the Sky72 Ocean Course on Yeongjong Island in Incheon, South Korea on November 7, 2020. Min Ji Park and Na Rin An caught up with defending champion Ha Na Jang, who failed to maintain her lead.
The three are now in a three-way tie at the top of the table at 7-under par after the first three rounds of the KLPGA Hana Financial Group Championship 2020. Here is an interview with Park:
How was your performance today?
Today was very windy and cold so it was physically a tough day overall. I was nervous for today’s round so I wasn’t playing the best. The rhythm of my shots and putts were not in the right place. However, I was lucky enough to finish today’s round with an even-par. I am proud of myself for today’s results.
With today’s score, you will be in the leading group tomorrow. What is your goal?
I’m playing tomorrow with Ha-Na Jang and Na-Rin An again in the same group. I feel like I will be more confident for tomorrow’s round since I played with them already today. I’m going to do my best and get the best result as possible.
What do you think about your odds of getting the title of 2020 KLPGA Tour Prize Money Winner as you are currently 5th?
I’m actually not thinking of the title of 2020 KLPGA Tour Prize Money Winner at the moment as I’m just focusing on my play. I still have a lot of things to work on and will try to focus more tomorrow by keeping the same flow as today. Hopefully, I will have better result tomorrow. Also, I will try to focus on the my own play not of the other players. I will think of the title 2020 KLPGA Tour Prize Money Winner after I finish my play tomorrow.
After establishing the Hana Bank Championship in 2009, Hana Financial Group successfully hosted the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour’s Hana Bank Championship annually until 2018. The tournament changed its name to Hana Financial Group Championship in 2019.
The KLPGA HFG Championship 2020 started on November 5, 2020 and will culminate on November 8, 2020. This is the second year under the new name, which is now part of the Ladies Asian Tour.
Throughout the years, the championship has been the birthplace of world-class players such as Mexican golf hero Lorena Ochoa of Mexico, Juli Inkster of the United States, Laura Davies of the United Kingdom and Tseng Yani of Taiwan. It has also enabled South Korean players like Jin Joo Hong, Na Yeon Choi, Jin Young Ko, Kyu Jung Bark and In Gee Chun to advance into the world stage of US LPGA.