Watching Sei Young and Hye Jin playing together was like a non-stop highlight reel. They were hitting everything. Even when Kim got stuck in the woods, she hit it onto the green within ten feet of the hole.
Very excited to see Ji Hyun Oh with back to back strong rounds. She has had some trouble keeping it going on the weekend, so Saturday will be a big test for her. It's hard to believe it's been nearly two years since she's won on tour.
After a great run in Australia, Ayean Cho has been a bit quiet. She seems to be just a tweak or two away from returning to the top, so hopefully she'll get it done in the next two days.
Jin Young seemed perfectly fine, she just wasn't hitting her shots quite close enough or making enough putts. I think she'll knock the rust off soon. I'm a little more puzzled by Six. She's actually had some great rounds this year, just hasn't been able to string them together.
Two players that I like Seung Hyun Lee and Seung Yeon Lee having trouble scoring. Seung Hyun did make her first cut this tournament, I decided to check their Stats to see if I can see why they are struggling. Putting Average: Seung Hyun 6 place, Seung Yeon 32 Driving Distance: Seung Hyun 135, Seung Yeon 28 Driving Accuracy: Seung Hyun 115, Seung Yeon Lee 21
Greens in Regulation Seung Yeon Lee 120 Seung Hyun Lee 139. Seung Yeon Lee across the board stats are good. So she should be hitting a lot more greens and scoring better.
However Seung Hyun poor driving accuracy coupled with short driving distance. It's obvious why she isn't hitting more greens. Stats don't tell the whole story, but I was just curious.
Only got a chance to watch the last half hour or so. On the final par 5, Jin Seon Han left her second shot well short of the green. Looked like she short-sided herself, but hit a nice pitch to about four feet for the easy birdie. Sei Young Kim put her second into the greenside bunker, hit out about ten feet past, and missed the birdie. Ji Hyun Oh hit her second long to the back of the green. Her third rolled past the flag and off the front of the green, but she still drilled the ~15 foot birdie from the fringe.
Good luck to everyone, but I'm especially going to be pulling for Ji Hyun Oh to end her long slump in style. Would also love to see Six or Ayean Cho have a great final round to make up for a slow week.
I've had the replay on this morning, but I haven't watched much as I've been busy with other stuff. But, I've certainly heard a lot ... the broadcasters freaking out over these record-breaking scores. But, it just occurred to me that it's all TAINTED by lack of galleries. Can Ran Hong and BadA$$ shoot 62s with people photo clicking during their backswings? On the other hand, The New Ko might play better if she had galleries.
I noticed SBS Golf is running a new program after the replays. They show random players hitting clubs out of their bag at a range (full speed and slo-mo) ... there is graphical commentary, but no audio commentary. Right now, they are showing Gyeol Park. Last week or the week before, they had So Hyeon Ahn.
One of the biggest differences between this tournament and LPGA is the par 5 holes.
Other than the 18th hole, holes #5, #9 and $15 are designed to be three shot holes; even the longest hitters lay up their tee shots. Consequently, par 5's are playing no different than par 4's. It's a bit monotonous with 1 par 5, 4 par 3's and 13 par 4's.
I don't know all KLPGA tournaments play like this; that long drivers have little advantages.