Korean women’s golf is facing difficulties in winning the Olympics for the second time in a row.
Jinyoung Ko (26) cut 4 strokes in the second round of the women’s golf at the Tokyo Olympics held at Kasumigaseki Country Club (par 71, 6648 yards) in Saitama Prefecture, Japan on the 5th, and tied for 6th in the mid-total 7-under par.
The gap with the leader has widened.
World No. 1 Nelly Corda (USA) sprinted to the top of the 13-under par with only 9 strokes in the second round. The gap with Jinyoung Ko is six strokes.
In particular, due to the typhoon forecast on the 7th and 8th, the reduction of round 3 instead of round 4 is being considered. From the sweltering heat to the typhoon, the weather is becoming a variable in women’s golf at the Tokyo Olympics. If the 3rd round is the last round, it is not easy to overcome the 6 stroke difference.
Jinyoung Ko explained, “I don’t want to lose to Koda. Since he’s a player above me, I feel like I want to win a little bit more.”
The International Golf Federation (IGF) will make a final decision on the 7th of the 4th round.
First of all, IGF has advanced the tee-off time of the 4th round to 6:30 am. If the 4th round cannot start due to bad weather or most players do not finish the game, the game will be reduced to 54 holes.
Kim Se-young (28) and Kim Hyo-joo (26) finished the second round with a tie for 11th in the mid-total 4-under par, and Inbee Park (33), gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, tied for 24th at 3-under par.