Korean players are poised to win again on the LPGA tour.
Shin Ji-eun (31) made seven birdies and bogey in the second round of the LPGA Tour Drive-On Championship (total prize money of $1.75 million) held at the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club (par 72) in Gold Canyon, Arizona, on the 25th (Korean time). He tied the two together and recorded a 5-under-par 67.
Shin Ji-eun, who recorded an interim total of 12 under par 132 strokes, tied for the lead with Moriya Jutanugarn (Thailand). In the Honda LPGA Thailand held in Thailand last month, he recorded a mid-point total of 10 under par until the second round, and his momentum was good, and he is continuing the atmosphere even after moving to the United States.
Shin Ji-eun, who exchanged bogey and birdie in the 10th hole (par 4) and 11th hole (par 4) in the first half, added a bogey in the 13th hole (par 5), but 5 holes from 14th hole (par 4) to 18th hole (par 5) Caught consecutive birdies. Even in the second half, he added a birdie in the 3rd hole (par 4) and ended the 2nd round with a lead.
The fairway landing rate was 64.29% and the green hit rate was 72.22%, but the number of putts was 26 and it boasted a stable short game. Attention is focusing on whether Shin Ji-eun, whose only championship was the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout in 2016, will be able to reach the top in about seven years.
Shin Ji-eun isn’t the only Korean player looking to win. Anna Lin (27) tied for 5th place with 10 under par and 134 strokes, and Ko Jin-young (28) tied for 7th place with 9 under par and 135 strokes, cutting out 7 birdies without a look. 토토사이트
Anna Lin, who is in her second year on the LPGA Tour, is challenging her first victory. Ko Jin-young, who announced the return of the queen by winning the previous HSBC Women’s World Championship after a year, is aiming for two consecutive championships.
In addition, “eldest sister” Ji Eun-hee (37) caught 8 birdies, committed 1 double bogey, and reduced 6 strokes, putting her name in 7th place with Ko Jin-young with a median total of 9 under par and 135 strokes. The 12th hole (par 3) double bogey was painful, but the birdie hunt showed the possibility of winning.
Kim Se-young (30) tied for 15th place with an 8 under par 136 strokes, and Yoo Hae-ran (23), who made her LPGA tour debut with Jeon In-ji (29), tied for 23rd place with an interim total of 7 under par to advance to the finals.
Korea, which broke the chain of 18 consecutive draws thanks to Ko Jin-young, who won the HSBC Championship, is trying to dominate even the competition that announces the resumption of the season in the US mainland. It remains to be seen whether there will be another victory on the LPGA tour.