Golfers Pose for Pictures to Promote New Season

Female golfers posed for promotional pictures ahead of the start of the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, which gets under way with the Lotte Mart Women's Open on Jeju Island on Thursday.

In the pictures released Wednesday, Kim Ja-young, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Hyo-joo and Jeon In-ji showed their charms while wearing hanbok or traditional Korean dress, while Ahn Shin-ae wore a long white gown, one of her favorite outfits.

From left, Kim Ja-young, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji and Ahn Shin-ae From left, Kim Ja-young, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji and Ahn Shin-ae

The three-day tournament offers a total purse of W500 million (US$1=W1,042) and ranks as the season opener for the KLPGA Tour in Korea. Two other tournaments were held in Taiwan and China in December.

The KLPGA Tour has added four tournaments this season while also offering the most prize money to date. There are 26 events scheduled, with the total pot rising from W13.1 billion to W15.5 billion.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 10, 2014 11:09 KST