1 Hye Jin Choi 67-71 -6 2 So Mi Lee 68-71 -5 3 A Lim Kim 68-72 -4 T4 Da Yeon Lee 72-69 -3 - Na Kyung Lee 69-72 -3 T6 Yoon Ji Jung 69-73 -2 - Bo A Kim 71-71 -2 - Song Yi Ahn 70-72 -2 - Seul Ki Lee 2 (R) 69-73 -2 T10 Hyo Rin Lee 71-72 -1 - Hee Jeong Lim 70-73 -1 - Ji Hyun Kim 72-71 -1 - Hae Ran Ryu (R) 72-71 -1
Notables: T14 Eun Soo Jang 73-71 Even - Ran Hong 69-75 Even T18 Julie Kim 70-75 +1 - Su Yeon Jang 73-72 +1 T25 Ayean Cho 72-74 +2 - Da Been Heo 71-75 +2 T31 So Young Lee 73-74 +3 - Ju Young Park 72-75 +3 T39 Seung Hyun Lee 76-72 +4 - So Hyeon Ahn 74-74 +4 - Hyun Kyung Park 75-73 +4 T61 Yoon Kyung Heo 75-75 +6
Missed Cut T70 Gyeol Park 74-77 +7 T75 Char Young Kim 77-75 +8 - Keun Young An 75-77 +8 T87 Seung Yeon Lee 79-77 +12 WD Ji Hyun Oh, Jung Min Lee, Hae Rym Kim, Ga Young Lee
Hee Jeong Lim had putting woes the first twelve holes. She did have one birdie, but missed a short birdie putt on four. She had two three putts for bogey and one four putt for double bogey on twelve. However she played the last six holes with four pars and birdies on 16 and 17.
I have to admire Seung Yeon Lee because she finished her round. She was five over for the day and twelve over for the Tournament. With no chance of making the cut, it was cold and windy. But she didn't quit or withdraw, she finished her round. One of the reason that I hope she start playing better.
Could this finally be the week Hye Jin gets her first win of the season? Stay tuned!
Amazing stat: Hye Jin has finished in the top ten in 11 of 12 events this year, but has no official wins.
Nice article - and yes, crazy good year already. But Hye Jin does need this win! ...and nice long putt just now on 2 to get her first birdie of the day!
I wonder what she's been thinking about moving to LPGA? Next season could also be a strange one again, in US at least. I can definitely see the attraction of staying in KLPGA. You can make a good living, sponsors are willing to support (how much $$ do they receive from all those names on their outfits, I wonder?), travel is easy, close to family and friends. Some must feel the pull of wider fame on the LPGA, of course. But I can see why Hana Jang went back and probably didn't even think twice about redoing the LPGA after her win in Busan last year. Having too much fun in Korea.
After 40 tournaments, So Mi Lee has finally achieved her first win. Another good week for Hye Jin, but once again she was not able to hang onto her lead and grab her first win of 2020.
Scores: 1 So Mi Lee 68-71-68 -9 2 Bo A Kim 71-71-66 -8 T3 Da Yeon Lee 72-69-69 -6 - Hae Ran Ryu (R) 72-71-67 -6 - Hye Jin Choi 67-71-72 -6 T6 Julie Kim 70-75-66 -5 - Yoon Ji Jung (R) 69-73-69 -5 8 A Lim Kim 68-72-72 -4 T9 Seul Ki Lee (R) 69-73-71 -3 - Song Yi Ahn 70-72-71 -3
Notables: 11 Hee Jeong Lim 70-73-71 -2 T12 Ji Hyun Kim 72-71-72 -1 - Ayean Cho 72-74-69 -1 T20 Seung Hyun Lee 76-72-68 Even - So Young Lee 73-74-69 Even - Ran Hong 69-75-72 Even T26 Hyun Kyung Park 75-73-69 +1 - Da Been Heo 71-75-71 +1 T32 Eun Soo Jang 73-71-74 +2 T39 Yoon Kyung Heo 75-75-69 +3 T52 So Hyeon Ahn 74-74-73 +5 T64 Cecilia Cho 76-73-75 +8
Hee Jeong Lim had another great ball striking round, that didn't pay off in birdies. She made only two short birdies and one three putt bogey. It looked like a hand stopped her birdie putt from falling in on eighteen.
A Yean Cho seem to be finally starting to come out of her slump. She shot sixty nine for a rare under par Tournament for her lately.
Seung Hyun Lee, sixty eight is probably her best round in a while. She finished even par after a plus four first round.