Jeong Eun Lee6 approach shot was buried under the lip on hole 6. So she had to take a drop and hit her fourth shot from the sand. Her drive on the hole was probably her longest of the day. I was surprised that she came up short from the fairway. I thought that she would hit it close and make birdie.
Seung Yeon Lee -2 +1, Seung Hyun Lee +1 +3 another cut made. I'm glad to see them play the weekend to get extra rounds in. They may play great and move up the Leader Board, for a good payday.
A Yean Cho is still struggling with a +3 round and +8. I really thought that she would play a lot better this week. Instead she went the opposite way.
So Yeon didn't get to show off her new Torbist line of Golf Wear. Not on that SBS Broad Cast, but probably other Korean Tv showing.
Min Jung Hur was six over par her first eleven holes first round. I thought she was on her way to missing the cut. She rebounded to finish three over. Then she had six birdies and three bogeys the second round. Stands even par with a chance for a top ten or better.
Jin Young Ko hit one of those what was you thinking. The par five number two she laid up with an iron. She was the first golfer not to hit a three wood or hybrid. The Golf Gods punished her for being that timid. She hit her third shot in the water right and made double bogey. Her playing partners laid up closer to the green and made birdie.
Wow... This leaderboard is chock full of great players. Jin Young Ko, Hyo Joo, Ha Na Jang, Hee Jeong Lim, Hye Jin Choi, Ji Hyun Oh, and top rookie Hae Ran Ryu.
But they're all getting annihilated by a total journeyman I've barely even heard of. At this point Na Rin An has an *11* shot lead, and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. With 5 holes to play in round 3, she could probably start playing left handed and still win this thing easily. Crazy stuff!
1 Na Rin An 70-65-65 -16 2 Jin Young Ko 72-66-72 -6 T3 Hee Jeong Lim 73-69-70 -4 - Gyeol Park 65-73-74 -4 5 Hae Ran Ryu (R) 70-74-69 -3 T6 Min Sung Ha 72-74-68 -2 - Hye Jin Choi 72-73-69 -2 - Ji Hyun Oh 72-70-70 -2 - Hyo Joo Kim 73-68-73 -2 - Ha Na Jang 73-68-73 -2
Notables T11 A Lim Kim 76-73-66 -1 - Seung Yeon Lee 75-70-70 -1 - Han Sol Ji 71-72-72 -1 - Ju Yeon In 73-71-71 -1 T21 Ga Young Lee 75-68-74 +1 - Char Young Kim 75-69-73 +1 - Hyun Kyung Park 74-70-73 +1 T27 Jeongeun Lee6 68-76-74 +2 - MJ Hur 75-69-74 +2 T30 So Mi Lee 72-73-74 +3 T43 So Yeon Ryu 73-73-75 +5 T51 So Hyeon Ahn 75-72-75 +6 T54 Min Ji Park 78-70-75 +7
Na Rin Ann hit a lot of good shots. But her putting was way above average. Even when a couple of putts stopped on the left or right lip they fell in.
Jin Young is doing fine her first Tournament in a while.
Hee Jeong Lim had a great front nine. Four birdies and a bogey, after hitting her tee shot in the hazard on number seven. Her two bogeys on the back nine were three putts on the two par fives. As with Jin Young, she will be playing for second place.
So Yeon and Jeong Eun Lee6 had pedestrian rounds. I think that they will have good rounds today. They are both playing in the KB Financial Major next week.
Mighty Mite, Seung Yeon Lee is close to getting another top ten.
So Yeon shot thirty three on her front nine. Made a bogey on the par five thirteen. Rebounded with birdies on sixteen and seventeen. Came up three inches short of birdie on eighteen. I think that I said this before, that she has a lot of heart. There is no quit in the wonderful person. Gave her confidence heading to the KB Financial.
By the way the 10 stroke lead is down to three with 4 holes to play.
Edit; Down to two with three holes to play for leader. Hae Ran Ryu is nine under for the day.
An Na Rin just may have just sealed the deal. She made only the fourth birdie made on par three seventeen today. Up three with one hole to play.
Na Rin An seemed to have this in the bag, but struggled on the back nine, while Hae Ran Ryu made a massive run. Ryu shot a 63, low round of the week, but An made two birdies on the final two holes to claim the win.
1 Na Rin An 70-65-65-72 -16 2 Hae Ran Ryu (R) 70-74-69-63 -12 T3 Hee Jeong Lim 73-69-70-69 -7 - Jin Young Ko 72-66-72-71 -7 5 Ha Na Jang 73-68-73-68 -6 T6 Hyun Kyung Park 74-70-73-66 -5 - Hye Jin Choi 72-73-69-69 -5 - Jin Seon Han 71-74-71-67 -5 - Gyeol Park 65-73-74-71 -5 10 Min Kyung Choi 71-75-69-69 -4
Notables: T11 A Lim Kim 76-73-66-70 -3 - Han Sol Ji 71-72-72-70 -3 - Ji Hyun Oh 72-70-72-71 -3 T15 So Mi Lee 72-73-74-67 -2 T18 Seung Yeon Lee 75-70-70-72 -1 T21 Hyo Joo Kim 73-68-73-74 Even T25 So Yeon Ryu 73-73-75-68 +1 - MJ Hur 75-69-74-71 +1 T28 Jeongeun Lee6 68-76-74-72 +2 T30 So Yeon Ahn 75-72-75-69 +3 T45 Char Young Kim 75-69-73-77 +6 T50 Min Ji Park 78-70-75-72 +7 - Ga Young Lee 75-68-74-78 +7
Na Rin An
w/ Hee Jeong Lim
Hae Ran Ryu
Jin Young Ko -- interesting that she chose to wear all white, trying to chase down An, who wore all black. Spy vs. Spy!