T1 IM Jin Hee, YOON INA (R) -5 67 3 CHOI Ye Rim -4 68 T4 PARK Gyeol, LEE Gi Ppuem, KIM Ji Hyun, PARK Bo Kyeom -3 69 T8 SEO Uh Jin (R), LEE Ga Young, KANG Yea Lin, LEE So Mi, KU Rae Hyeon, KIM Bo Ah, KIM Hee Jun, LEE YEWON (R), PARK So Hye, HWANG Jeong Mee, LEE So Young -2 70
Notables: T19 AHN Jee Hyun -1 71 T26 HYUN Se Lin, JI Han Sol Even 72 T43 YOU Hyo Ju, KWON Seo Yeon (R), PARK Hyun Kyung, BAE Kyeong, CHO A Yean +1 73 T56 AHN Sun Ju, Heo Da Been, JANG Eun Soo, Sohn Yebeen (R) +2 74 T67 RYU Hae Ran, AHN Song Yi +3 75 T78 OH Ji Hyun +4 76 T104 AHN So Hyeon, JANG Ha Na, KIM Jae Hee +6 78 T111 AN Keun Yeong +7 79 T118 Moon Jeongmin (R) +8 80
Ina Yoon with another great opening round like last week. Did she learn anything that she can use to stay in the hunt this week? Uh Jin Seo also had a solid start, looking for her second top ten in a row. And Yewon seems to be getting back on track after a few so-so weeks.
Shout out to Gyeol Park, who has not played so well of late, and to So Hye Park, who is trying to solidify her chances of keeping her card after getting back on tour this year.
Watching the highlights, it looks like Ina had a few good breaks, including a hole out for eagle and another approach that bounced off a hill with thick rough, ran over the hole and stopped five feet away. It feels like if she can tighten her wedge/approach game, she's going to be a killer. Given how short a number of her approaches are, she should have plenty of time to practice in tournaments!
It feels like if she can tighten her wedge/approach game, she's going to be a killer. Given how short a number of her approaches are, she should have plenty of time to practice in tournaments!
Uh huh ... and Lexi (TM) has "plenty of time" to practice short putts in tournaments ... how's that working out?
Ina Yoon brings some interesting visuals to the course, but let's face it, she plays Baby Huey lunkhead golf ... even the analyst guy, who I think is an instructor on SBS Golf Academy, said the words "course management" in English when she blew her tee ball through the par-3 green at #6 (only 154 yards). The 'shotlink' data on her bogeys at the par-4 5th and 7th holes (367 & 357 yards, respectively) is similar ... handcuff yourself with approach shots of 54 & 64 yards and belt the next shots into perdition. She's fortunate that the better players haven't put together two good rounds, so far. These greens and pin positions appear to be a cut above the average KLPGA event in difficulty. Obviously, I don't think she'll win on Sunday ... I'm picking Yewon Lee, who has way too much class to remain winless for much longer.