Seo Yeon-jeong leads at 9 under par, chasing Rookie of the Year winner Hwang Yu-min by one stroke

Seo Yeon-jeong (28), who has been on the tour for 10 years, recorded 9 under par on the second day of the 12th KG Ladies Open (total prize money of 800 million won) on the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour and finished 6th. Expectations for the birth of Cinderella were inflated.

Seo Yeon-jeong hit 9 under par 63 strokes in the second round only on the second day of the tournament held at Sunning Point Country Club (par 72) in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 2nd, putting her in the sole lead with an intermediate total of 11 under par 133 strokes.

In the second round, the game started 1 hour and 20 minutes late due to fog, and three players (Lee Seung-yeon, Lee Seul-gi, and Ahn So-hyun) did not finish the game due to sunset.

It was a perfect day for Seo Yeon-jeong. She hit it and it stuck and rolled it and it went in.

The putt was good in the first half. A mid-distance putt between 3 and 6 meters went into the hole and caught 5 birdies.

In the first hole (par 4), the second shot with 138 yards left fell 6.5m into the hole, but he made a birdie putt to get off to a refreshing start. Then, he faked a birdie putt from about 6.5m in the 3rd hole (par 5), 3.3m in the 5th hole (par 3), 3m in the 6th hole (par 4), and about 4.3m in the 8th hole (par 4). .

In the second half, hole strategy based on precise iron shots was good. In the 10th hole (par 4), the second shot hit from a distance of 110 yards was 1.2m into the hole. At No. 11 (par 4), he hit his second shot from 137 yards to 1.1m, capturing his 7th birdie.

I made the only bogey of the day with a 3-putt on the 13th hole (par 4), but my shots did not cool down even after that. He made a birdie putt about 4.2m in the 14th hole (par 5), and also succeeded in birdie putts no longer than 3m in the 16th (par 3) and 17th holes (par 4), reducing 9 strokes on this day alone.

9 under par 63 strokes is one stroke short of the course record for this tournament. Ji-hyun Kim in 2017 and Jeong-mi Hwang in 2022 hit 10 under par and 62 strokes.

Starting with Ji-Hyun Kim in 2017, Seul-Gi Jeong in 2018, Seo-Jin Park in 2019, Su-Ji Kim in 2021, and Jeong-Mi Hwang in 2022, this competition has produced its first winner for the past five consecutive times, excluding 2020 when the competition was not held due to the spread of COVID-19.토토사이트

If Seo Yeon-jeong, who debuted in 2014 and competed in her 260th competition, wins, she will become the first winner for six consecutive times and break the record for the most appearances (237) set by Ahn Song-i in 2019.

Hwang Yu-min (20), who ranked first in the Rookie of the Year rankings, also hit 5 under par 67 strokes on this day alone, recording a mid-term total of 10 under par 134 strokes, chasing Seo Yeon-jeong by one stroke. Hwang Yu-min, who was tied for the lead midway through the game, made a bogey at the 17th hole (par 4) and finished the second round, one stroke behind. Noh Seung-hee (23), who was the leader in the first round, tied for second place with Hwang Yu-min and will play in the champion group on the final day.

Lee So-mi (24), who has 6 wins on the KLPGA tour, is in 4th place with a two-day total of 9 under par and 135 strokes, Choi Ye-rim (24), who is trying for her first win, is in 5th place (8 under par and 136 strokes), and defending champion Hwang Jeong-mi (24) and 2021 Last year’s winner Kim Su-ji (27) entered the championship race with a tie for 6th place (7 under par, 137 strokes).

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