The pivotal results were in matches 4 + 5. The KLPGA team of Ji Hyun Oh and Ye Rim Choi managed to eke out a tie against Ha Neul Kim and MJ Hur, when it looked like this would be an LPGA win. Meanwhile, Lee6 and Jiyai Shin lost against the Bomb Squad of Hae Ran Ryu and A Lim Kim 1 up, a match that went the distance and another match where the LPGA lost an advantage on the back nine.
This was one of the few matches where the KLPGA had the advantage, and they played as expected, with two of their best players, Hyun Kyung Park and Hye Jin Choi, overcoming Na Yeon Choi and Mi Hyang Lee 3 & 2.
Match 1: Inbee Park/Na Yeon Choi vs. Ji Hyun Oh/Ji Hyun Kim Advantage: Tough to call this one. I'm leaning KLPGA here. Pivotal question: How ready is NYC to play at this level?
Match 2: Ha Neul Kim/MJ Hur vs. Hyun Kyung Park/So Mi Lee Advantage: Slight edge to KLPGA here. Hyun Kyung has been on fire all year. Pivotal Question: Sky and MJ had good teamwork on Day 1. Can they repeat?
Match 3: So Yeon Ryu/Jeongeun Lee6 vs. Hye Jin Choi/Ji Young Kim Advantage: LPGA Pivotal Question: This could be the match of the day. So Yeon had a big win at the Korea Open, Lee6 is coming off a great week, so both are strong. Ji Young also recently won, and Hye Jin is always strong.
Match 4: Bo Mee Lee/Mi Hyang Lee vs. Ye Rim Choi/Hae Ran Ryu Advantage: Slight KLPGA edge. Hae Ran is on a roll. Pivotal Question: Bo Mee and NYC are the two LPGA players who haven't played well in a while. Is Bo Mee going to rise here?
Match 5: Eun Hee Ji/Hyo Joo Kim vs. Hee Jeong Lim/Min Ji Park Advantage: LPGA Pivotal Question: Ji and Kim were dominating in round 1. Kim has been great all year. This is a solid KLPGA pairing, though, with Lim good at nearly but not quite getting the win. Can Lim face down Hojo?
Match 6: Min Young Lee/Seon Woo Bae vs. Da Yeon Lee/So Young Lee Advantage: KLPGA Pivotal Question: Will So Young Lee bring the heat, like she has much of this year?
I wasn't too surprised about Min Ji Park and Ji Yeong2 Kim win over Inbee Park and Min Young2 Kim. Min Ji Park can get on a roll when she is making her putts. It all depended on how well Ji Yeong2 played.
Inbee hasn't played in a while and Min Young has played but not that good.
Jiyai Shin and Jeong Eun Lee losing was a big surprise to me.
I was hoping for a tie for So Yeon and Seon Woo vs Hee Jeong and So Young. They both were my favorite Teams.
I heard that SBS replayed the Tournament later last night. I didn't bother to check after they left it for the US Women Amateur.
Since you mention So Yeon losing matches. I hadn't thought about her recent Match play record. She did lose her last two single matches to Char Young Kim and A Lim Kim. She will turn it around the next two matches this year.
The second round was canceled due to the fact that no team got through at least nine holes due to fog, rain and lightning. The result of the event will depend on the singles tomorrow.
Only two matches even got started. The first match -- pitting the Ji Hyuns against Inbee and NYC -- got to the fourth hole with the LPGA team having a 1 up lead. The second match, with Ha Neul Kim and MJ Hur going against Hyun Kyung Park and So Mi Lee, got through just one hole and were all square.
Match 10: Eun Hee Ji vs. So Young Lee Advantage: KLPGA This one ought to be close, but Lee has had the better year.
Match 11: So Yeon Ryu vs. Hye Jin Choi Advantage: LPGA Great match. Hye Jin has not been at her very best, and Ryu just won the Korea Women's Open. Would not surprise me if Choi wins by a lot, but I give the slight edge to So Yeon.
Match 12: Seon Woo Bae vs. A Lim Kim Advantage: LPGA A Lim has been terrible this year.
If it goes by my guesses, KLPGA retains the title, 9.5 to 8.5.