Heartburn? BTW, are there any expert eyes that can ID the iron she's holding in the right picture? I'm stumped. Honma has nothing like this, but who did she dump them for? It doesn't look like a TM club. My first guess was Callaway, but I think that's wrong. I did some look-ups on Mizuno, TM, Ping, Titleist, Cleveland, and Srixon, but came up empty. She was all Titleist/FJ/Vokey/SC back in 2010...the SC putter is only thing left today.
BC Card princess Hye Youn Kim shot 71.
The Hulk(70) and Jae Eun Chung(74) came home for the team.
Three ladies, including Yoon Ji Cho, shot 5 under par 67s to take the first round lead at this week's tournament.
Yoon Ji Cho
Right behind them with a 68 was In Gee Chun. The money list leader shot a 4 birdie 68. Player of the Year points leader Jung Min Lee also shot a 68, as did rookie star Han Sul Ji.
LPGA guest star Ha Na Jang shot a 70 and is three back.
Three More Rounds to go!
Scores: 1. Yoon Ji Cho, Soo Hwa Jang, So Yeon Nam 67 -5 4. In Gee Chun, Han Sul Ji (R), Jung Min Lee, Min Sung Ha, Hae Rim Kim, Jin Eui Hong, Hyun Soo Kim 68 -4
Notables: 11. Yoon Kyung Heo, Min Sun Kim 5 69 -3 16. Ha Na Jang, Ji Na Lim 70 -2 29. Char Young Kim, Soo Jin Yang, Seon Woo Bae, Hye Youn Kim, Sung Woon Lee, Jin Young Ko, Je Yoon Yang 71 -1 45. Min Young Lee, Bo Kyung Kim, Jin Joo Hong 72 Even 63. Song Yi Ahn, Shi Hyun Ahn, Shin Ae Ahn 73 +1 76. Chae Young Yoon, Gyeol Park (R), Sung Hyun Park, Jae Eun Jung 74 +2 96. Ji Hyun Oh 75 +3
Round 1 pix
Ha Na Jang
In Gee Chun - Note In Gee's Ankle wrap to deal with her recently sprained ankle
In the morning wave, In Gee Chun and Jung Min Lee again played together, and again, the tour's two biggest stars ended up tied, both shooting 69s. They are tied at 7 under, three out of the lead, and this weekend promises an epic battle between them.
But the leader at the end of the day was Yoon Ji Cho. Cho shot a second straight 67 to move to 10 under and a two shot lead over Min Sung Ha.
Ha Na Jang shot a 69 to move to 5 under, five back.
Yoon Kyung Heo had a horror day, shooting a 78 to miss the cut by one.
Two more days!
Scores: 1. Yoon Ji Cho 67 -10 2. Min Sung Ha 68 -8 3. Jung Min Lee 69, In Gee Chun 69 -7 5. Hae Rim Kim 70, Hyun Su Kim 70-6
Notables: 7. Min Young Lee 2 67, Ha Na Jang 69 -5 10. Hye Youn Kim 69 -4 14. Han Sul Ji (R) 73 -3 18. Song Yi Ahn 69, Char Young Kim 71, Ji Hee Kim 72 -2 23. Bo Kyung Kim 71, Chae Young Yoon 69, Jin Young Ko 72, Seung Hyun Lee 71, Gyeol Park (R) 69, Je Youn Yang 72, Shi Hyun Ahn 70, Sung Woon Lee 72, Soo Jin Yang 72 -1 36. Jin Joo Hong 72, Min Sun Kim 5 75 Even 48. Seon Woo Bae 74 +1 58. Sung Hyun Park 72, Jae Eun Jung72 +2
The day started with Yoon Ji Cho in a good position following two straight 67s. But Cho had a poor back nine today and wound up at 7 under total after shooting a 75.
The big move on moving day came courtesy of BC Card's own Hye Youn Kim. Kim shot a blistering 7 under par 65, 8 birdies against a lone bogey. She is now at 11 under, solo second.
The leader is unheralded Min Sung Ha. Ha produced a third straight 68 and sits at 12 under.
In Gee Chun and Jung Min Lee remain tied for third, again shooting identical scores for the third straight day. The are both at 10 under and are well positioned to make a run at their fourth wins of 2015.
Another great day was turned in by amateur Hye Jin Choi, who shot a 66, while rookie Gyeol Park produced a 67.
One more day!
1. Min Sung Ha 68 -12 2. Hye Youn Kim 65 -11 3. In Gee Chun 69, Jung Min Lee 69 -10 5. Min Young Lee 2 68 -9
Notables: 6. Ha Na Jang 69 -8 8. Hye Jin Choi (A) 66, Yoon Ji Cho 75 -7 10. Gyeol Park (R) 67 -6 13. Song Yi Ahn 69 -5 14. Jin Young Ko 69, Sung Hyun Park 66 -4 21. Min Sun Kim 5 69, Bo Kyung Kim 70, Han Sul Ji (R) 72 -3 25. Sung Woon Lee 71 -2 28. Shi Hyun Ahn 72 -1 34. Char Young Kim 74, Je Yoon Yang 73, Soo Jin Yang 73 Even 40. Jae Eun Jung 71, Ji Hee Kim 75, Chae Young Yoon 74 +1 46. Seon Woo Bae 73 +2 63. Jin Joo Hong 79 +7
Why haven’t I noticed a cutie like Ji Hee Park before? Then I looked at her record...YIKES! In 2015, she has eight starts, seven MCs, and one DNF. Last year she had four starts, three MCs, and one DNF...stopped playing after mid-May.
BC Card must be delighted with three of their players in the top-6.
Hye Youn Kim's last 65s came during the 2008 & 2009 seasons. She's gonna ROK the USWO! More pictures are required:
This one shaped to be a real corker, featuring on the leaderboard three of the best Korean golfers in the world: Ha Na Jang, Jung Min Lee and In Gee Chun.
Jang was trying to win one for her sponsor, BC Card, also the sponsor of the event. At the turn, the leader was Min Sung Ha, but those three top golfers were also just a shot behind, all tied at 10 under par.
As the round continued, first Lee, then Chun, fell off the pace. They wound up not even being factors over the last few holes, and finished the week by once again matching scores, as they had all four days. This time they shot one over par 73s and finished t-6th.
Meanwhile, Ha Na Jang moved to 12 under and clung onto that one stroke lead while missing several good chances for birdie. Finally she sank one on 17 to go two up, and even a silly missed par save on the par 5 18th did not hurt her. She won the event by a shot.
Congratulations to Ha Na Jang on representing her sponsor well this week!
1. Ha Na Jang 68 -12 2. Su Yeon Jang 67, Hee Won Jung 67, Min Sung Ha 73 -11 5. Hyun Soo Kim 70 -10
Notables: 6. In Gee Chun 73, Jung Min Lee 73, Yoon Ji Cho 70 -9 10. Jung Eun Lee 5 66, Hye Jin Choi (A) 71 -8 12. Gyeol Park (R) 71, Sung Hyun Park 69 -7 14. Jin Young Ko 70, Min Young Lee 75 -6 17. Song Yi Ahn 72 -5 19. Hye Youn Kim 79 -4 20. Han Sul Ji (R) 72, Min Sun Kim 5 72 -3 27. Shi Hyun Ahn 71, Jae Eun Jung 69, Char Young Kim 70 -2 31. Chae Young Yoon 70 -1 32. Bo Kyung Kim 75 Even 37. Sung Woon Lee 75 +1 39. Seon Woo Bae 72 +2 43. Soo Jin Yang 75, Je Yoon Yang 75 +3 64. Jin Joo Hong 76 +11
It's interesting that in this run of tournaments won by either In Gee Chun or Jung Min Lee, this is the first time they were both playing about the same level; it was always one or the other who was hot that week. And of course, neither ended up winning!