The KLPGA Tour goes to Cheongna, Incheon for the 2022 Hana Championship. The 24th version of the Hana Financial Group Championship will have 108 golfers competing for a million dollars. Also, the winner will take 270 million won.
The Hana Championship has been part of the Ladies Asia Tour series since 2020. According to sports news coverage, the Asian Golf Leaders Forum organizes the tournament yearly. In addition, it has the most significant prize pot on the Tour this year. Thus, it would affect the money rankings of the winners.
However, only a handful of players will get their share of the pot. According to Korean sports betting sources, only the top 60 golfers will qualify for the second round. In addition, the tournament will feature a gallery for the first time in three years.
2022 Hana Championship
Some confirmed participants of this year’s tournament are Minjee Lee, Kim Hyo-joo, and Patty Tavatanakit. Australia’s Lee will try to look for her form back after missing the cut at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and the Kroger Queen City Championship. Also, she tied for 49th place at the Dana Open.
Despite her disappointing streak, Lee began the season with a second-place finish at the HSBC Women’s World Cup Championship. Also, she won at the Cognizant Founders Cup and the US Women’s Open. According to sports chat sources, Kang also won second place at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Lee tries to improve her performance at the Hana Championship. However, she doesn’t want to repeat last year’s performance when she nearly missed the trophy against Song Ga-eun.
Kim Hyo-joo spent most of the season on the LPGA Tour. It would be her second week joining a KLPGA Tour in Korea. However, she failed to defend her title at the OKSavingBank Se Ri Pak Invitational.