I'm still waiting for some new ads featuring US Women's Open winner In Gee Chun; Ping, Srixon: get on the ball!
Here is this week's Korean language promo. It's the first time in a while that all five of the top five golfers on the money list are here (although they chose to show Min Sun Kim instead of #5 Seon Woo Bae).
BTW, In Gee is the defending champion this week. It was the second of her three wins last year. She successfully defended the S-OIL title earlier this year. Two for two? Go In Gee!
Korean golfer Cecilia Cho, formerly of New Zealand, shot a 7 under par 65 to take a one shot lead over So Young Park. Cho set a course record in the process.
Chae Young Yoon and Song Yi Ahn were tied for third, two back.
Chae Young Yoon
Song Yi Ahn
In Gee Chun shot a 4 under par 68 and sits tied for 6th with several name players, including recent winners Min Song Ha, Yoon Ji Cho and Sung Hyun Park.
Jin Young Ko shot a 71, Jung Min Lee a 72. LPGA guest Hee Young Park also shot a 72, while her sister shot a 73.
Two more days!
1. Cecilia Cho 65 -7 2. So Young Park 66 -6 3. Song Yi Ahn, Chae Young Yoon, Hee Mang Kim 67 -5
Notables: 6. Sung Hyun Park, Yoon Ji Cho, Min Young Lee, In Gee Chun, Min Song Ha 68 -4 14. Min Sun Kim 5, Sion Lee, Jung Eun Lee 5 69 -3 23. Soo Jin Yang, Ji Hee Kim, Hye Youn Kim, Jin Joo Hong 70 -2 39. Ji Hyun Oh, Bo Kyung Kim, Gyeol Park (R), Jin Young Ko 71 -1 54. Hee Young Park, Ran Hong, Ji Young Park (R), Jung Min Lee, Char Young Kim, Shi Hyun Ahn, Shin Ae Ahn 72 Even 74. Je Yoon Yang, Han Sul Ji (R), Ju Young Park 73 +1
Round 2: Two of This Year's Major Winners Tied at Top
In Gee Chun, who won this year's second KLPGA Major, is back, and she is aiming for another win. She shot a 6 under par 66 in round 2 to move into a tie for the lead at 10 under par.
Also shooting a 66 is the winner of the year's first Major, Sung Hyun Park. She is also at 10 under.
They are joined at the top by a third golfer, Song Yi Ahn, who shot a 67. Ahn is looking for her first win on tour, but has come close several times already this year.
There are 8 players within two shots of the lead, including some big names. Among those two back are multiple tour winners Hye Youn Kim and Soo Jin Yang, who both shot 66s as well.
Also look out for Chae Young Yoon, who shot a 69 and is two back.
One more day; tomorrow could be an epic shootout!
1. In Gee Chun 66, Sung Hyun Park 66, Song Yi Ahn 67 -10 4. So Young Park 69 -9 5. Hye Youn Kim 66, Soo Jin Yang 66, Ji Ae Hwang 68, Cecilia Cho 71, Chae Young Yoon 69 -8
Notables: 10. Min Sun Kim 5 68, Min Young Lee 2 69 -7 13. Sion Lee 69, Bo Kyung Kim 67 -6 20. Yoon Ji Cho 71 -5 22. Jin Young Ko 69, Jin Joo Hong 70, Hee Young Park 68 -4 39. Ji Hee Kim 71, Jung Min Lee 69, Ju Young Park 68, Jung Eun Lee 5 72, Min Song Ha 73 -3 38. Ji Young Park (R) 70, Je Yoon Yang 71, Ji Hyun Oh 71 -2 46. Shin Ae Ahn 71 -1 57. Han Sul Ji (R) 71 Even
Missed Cut 69. Shi Hyun Ahn 73 +1 82. Char Young Kim 74, Gyeol Park (R) 75 +2 94. Ran Hong 75 +3