A weather delay prevented the completion of the round. Scorching hot to boot! Parentheses = hole completed, otherwise player finished her round.
T1 So Young Lee, Hae Ran Ryu (R) 65 -7 T3 Ayean Cho, Jin Seon Han 66 -6 T5 Seon Woo Bae, Ha Na Jang (16), Ji Yeon Park (15) 67 -5 T8 Jung Hwa Lee, Hyun Ji Kim 3, Jin Hui Lim, Da Been Heo, Hyo Joo Kim, Ji Young Kim, Kyo Rin Park, Inbee Park, Jeongeun Lee6, Hyun Ju Yoo, Hye Lim Jo (R), Min Kyung Choi, Yu Bin Kim (14) 68 -4
Notables: T21 So Yeon Ryu, Jin Young Ko, Han Sol Ji, Hyun Kyung Park, Hye Jin Choi, Yoon Kyung Heo (16), Cecilia Cho (14) 69 -3 T39 Min Young Lee, Keun Young An, Ga Young Lee 70 -2 T53 Char Young Kim, Bo Mee Lee (14) 71 -1 T74 Da Yeon Lee, Hee Jeong Lim 72 Even T88 Gyeol Park, A Lim Kim (16) 73 +1 T103 Ji Hyun Oh, So Hyeon Ahn 74 +2 T112 So Mi Lee, Seung Yeon Lee 75 +3
Jin Young Ko
Caddie was not Brad Beecher; it was none other than her hubby!
Nice starts by rusty Jin Young Ko, Inbee Park and semi rusty So Yeon Ryu. So Yeon rescued her round, finishing with birdies on 15, 16 and 17.
Hee Jeong Lim don't have to worry about giving the Tournament away this week. She has a little work to do to make the cut. She may have been understandably nervous playing with Inbee Park. She was watching her every swing.
Great first round by A Yean Cho, maybe her slump is over.
Mighty Mite Seung Yeon Lee plus three is in danger of another missed cut.
Seung Hyun Lee had made two cuts in a row, but didn't get into the Tournament.
A pretty good start for Lee6 for a change to put her in the hunt. I would love to see her finally contend!
On the other hand, a mediocre start by Ji Hyun Oh: one birdie, one bogey, and on the final hole she hit her drive OB and made double. 74 was about the worst score she was going to get given her stats, and she got it. Hopefully a rally will happen tomorrow.
She and Seon Woo Bae seem to be having a sismance (the lady equivalent of a bromance). They were paired at the last event as well, and always seem to have fun playing together.
Hyun Ju Yoo shot one of her best rounds of the year, a 68. The internet will explode if she can keep it up.
Always love seeing Da Been Heo on a leaderboard, and great to see a strong opening round from Ayean Cho!