(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi In-young = Hyo-joo Kim (26) tied for ninth on the third day of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (total prize money of $4.5 million), the third major event of the LPGA Tour season.
Hyo-Joo Kim hit a 2-under 70 with four birdies and one double bogey in the third round of the tournament held at the Atlanta Athletic Club (par 72, 6,831 yards) in Jones Creek, Georgia, USA on the 27th (Korean time).
Kim Hyo-joo, who finished the second round in a joint 10th place, raised the ranking by one more step, raising expectations for the first Top 10 in the major tournament this season.
Kim Hyo-joo tied for 28th at the ANA Inspiration in April and tied for 20th at the US Women’s Open earlier this month.
Hyo-Joo Kim, who caught birdies on the 4th hole (par 3) and the 5th hole (par 5), added a birdie on the 7th hole (par 3) and reduced three strokes only in the first half.
It was disappointing to write a double bogey on the 11th hole (par 4), but he made up for it with a birdie on the 12th hole (par 5).
It is nine shots behind co-leaders Lizzet Salas (USA) and Nelly Corda (USA, 15 under par 201).
Salas took a birdie on six of the nine holes in the first half, reduced five strokes with one bogey in the second half, posted a 15-under par 201 midterm, and tied for second in second place.
Corda, who has two wins in the season including the Meyer Classic last week, started the round with birdies on the 1st hole (par 3) and the 2nd hole (par 5) in a row. .
Patty Tawatanabat (Thailand), who emerged as a super rookie after winning the ANA Inspiration, jumped to a tie for third place with a 7-under 65 blow. Tawatanabet chased the lead with birdies on four consecutive holes from the 14th hole to the 17th hole.
Noh Noh-rim (USA), a Korean player, tied for 11th with a mid-total 5-under 211.
Jeon In-ji (27) cut two strokes and jumped from tied 32 to tied for 17th (interim total of 3-under par 213).
Choi Woon-jung (30) is tied for 26th (interim total of 2 under par 214).
Se-young Kim (28), who was tied for 49th until the second round, reduced her two strokes on the day and rose to a tie for 31st (interim total of 1-under par 215). Yoo So-yeon (31) is also tied for 31st.
Park In-bee (33), who competed for the lead with a tie for 7th the previous day, slipped to a 5-over par 77 and fell to a tie for 34th (even par 216 in the middle).
Park In-bee, the winner of the competition from 2013 to 2015, kept 13 of 14 fairways, but made 36 putts. The number of putts in the first and second rounds was 25 and 28.
Inbee Park, who wrote a double bogey from the 1st hole, took a step back with consecutive bogeys on the 2nd and 3rd holes (par 4), the 6th hole (par 4) and the 7th hole (par 3).
He made birdies on the 12th hole (par 5) and 14th hole (par 4) in the second half, but lost another shot on the 15th hole (par 3).
Jin-young Ko (26) and Jeong-eun Lee (25), who are world No. 1, and Jeong-eun Lee (33) of the same name, will face the final round in a tie for 56th (4 over par 220).
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