This one runs four days, 8/20 thru 8/23, at the Star Hue Golf & Resort. It's directly east of Incheon, about half-way between both coasts of the ROK. This field will be stronger than the last event with the inclusion of Dumbo, SJ Yang, Jung Min Lee and Jae Eun Chung...and weaker with the absence of JY Ko, Shi Hyun Ahn, Min Sun Kim, and Ji Na Lim.
Great first round 67 for Ahn...Song Yi Ahn, that is. They showed her last four or five holes and interviewed her afterward...a definite hotty. But, the stupid photographers were out to lunch...can't find any pix of her.
Meanwhile, Sharon just started...Even after six holes. They'll probably show her later, but I'm going to bed.
Looks like Honma has at least three commercials now...how many more in the works?
Mi So Lim spends her days on the Dream Tour usually, but she's getting a lot of attention from the press this week in a rare KLPGA appearance. 'Mi So' means 'smile' in Korean, perfect for a photographer's model, eh?
In Gee Chun is seeking her 5th win of the season. She got out to a good start, carding a 69 to put her in 7th place. It might have been better, but she lipped out a short birdie on the final hole.
The leaders are tied after shooting 5 under par 67s. They are Seon Woo Bae, Ji Hyun Kim and Song Yi Ahn.
Seon Woo Bae
Yoon Ji Cho, a 2015 winner, was among those one back after a 68. But Jung Min Lee shot a weak 74 and is in danger of missing the cut.
Three more days!
Scores: 1. Song Yi Ahn, Seon Woo Bae, Ji Hyun Kim 67 -5 4. Sung Hyun Yoo, Yoon Ji Cho, Do Yeon Kim 68 -4
Notables: 7. Ji Hyun Oh, Chae Young Yoon, In Gee Chun 69 -3 15. Soo Jin Yang, Seung Hyun Lee, Jung Eun Lee 5, Bo Kyung Kim 70 -2 26. Jin Joo Hong, Min Young Lee, Han Sul Ji (R) 71 -1 45. Sung Hyun Park 72 Even 66. Shin Ae Ahn, Ji Hee Kim, Je Yoon Yang 73 +1 83. Jung Min Lee 74 +2 113. Jae Eun Jung 76 +4 117. Mi So Lim 77 +5
Round 1 pix
In Gee Chun
w/ Yoon Ji Cho
Soo Jin Yang
Sung Hyun Park
Bo Kyung Kim - One.... Singular sensation...
Je Yoon Yang - Broadway day continues on the KLPGA
Sharon(-2) will play the weekend...that Mongo-sized wedge has the markings of the Callaway Mac Daddy 2 Tour Slate, but the sole might be custom ground. It looks like she has switched from the TM R15 to the TM Aeroburner driver. I haven't figured out her irons yet.
Song Yi Ahn(-5) is ready with her Cobra "flip it and rip it" driver...not the ideal shirt...she looks better with pop-up collars, as they accentuate her shoulders.
SoYeonFan, I wish you were right about Lee and Yang, as I like them both, but I went back and confirmed that they slammed the trunk. The top-60 scores plus ties brought in 64 players at -1 or better.
What is the story with Soo Jin? Her game has really leveled off in the last two years...hasn't won since early 2013. She hasn't played horribly, but she is totally out of it by Sunday week after week. I'm glad I followed her at the 2013 USWO...still remember her crushing a wind-aided drive of 305 at the 2nd hole. A future step-up to the LPGA looked doable then, but not now.
Jae Eun Chung also bombed out at Even...maybe Japan would have been the better choice this week...too late now!
I wish we could get Yuengling in California. It is one of the best.
I go for their Traditional Lager. I guess if Hollywood remakes "Smokey and the Bandit", they could haul Yeungling from East to West.