[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Kim Yong-seok = Kim Ji-young 2 tied for 3rd place with the lead and 3rd hitting a nobogi daily best play, and Jin-young Ko and Se-young Kim, A-rim Kim and Hae-ran Hae tied for 9th place.
Kim Ji-young 2 (24) tied four birdies without a look at the 75th US Women’s Open 3rd round held at the Champions Golf Club Cypress Creek Course (par 71, 6731 yards) in Houston, Texas on the 13th (Korean time). I hit an under par 67.
|Kim Ji-young 2, who recorded 2 wins in Korea, tied for 3rd on Moving Day. [사진= KLPGA]|
|Ko Jin-young, the world’s number one, tied for 9th [사진= 로이터 뉴스핌]|
|Kim Se-young, the second place in the world, was also co-located in 9th place with No. 1 Ko Jin-young. [사진= 로이터 뉴스핌]|
Kim Ji-young 2, who made 212 strokes of 1 under par in the middle total, climbed vertically from 47th the previous day to a tie for 3rd. It is three shots from Hinako Shibuno (4 under par 209) who maintained the lead.
Only four players recorded an under par on the third day of this tournament, the last tournament of the season. They are Shibuno (4 under par) in 1st place alone, Amy Olsen (3 under par) in 2nd place, Ji-young Kim 2 in co-3rd place and Chutanukan Moriya (1 under par). The only players who hit an under par on this day were Kim Ji-young 2 and Hae-ran Hae, a tie for 9th place.
In particular, Kim Ji-young 2 recorded the daily best with one more buddy (4) than the single leader Shibuno Hinako. It was him who advanced to the third round with a cut line of 3 over par with 3 consecutive birdies (7, 8, 9 holes) at the last minute of the previous day.
On this day, Kim Ji-young 2 drove 4 birdies (par 4 4 and 10, par 3 16 and par 4 18 holes), two each in the first half and second half. In the last hole 9th hole (par 5), he showed his concentration as a chip-in birdie, raising the ranking from 7th to 3rd. The fairway hit rate was 71.4%, the green hit rate was 50%, the number of putts was 27, and the distance was 242 yards.
He won the KLPGA BC Card Hankyung Ladies’ Cup in June this year and obtained the right to qualify for the US Women’s Open, and he is showing more and more concentration in the second half of the tournament. Kim Ji-young 2 saw the benefit of not having the US Women’s Open qualifier due to Corona 19. The criteria for participation in the finals have been expanded from 50th to 75th in the previous world rankings, and Kim Ji-young, who was 72nd in the world ranking at the time, got the right to participate in the competition. He caught a golf club in the 6th grade of elementary school, served as the national team in 2014 and debuted on the KLPGA Tour in 2016, and is recording 2 wins in total.
Shibuno Hinako, who reached the top at the British Women’s Open last year, kept the lead, but lost three strokes that day. After that, Amy Olsen (3 under par) is following closely with 1 stroke and Kim Ji-young 2 with 3 strokes.
Lydia Ko, a Korean-American New Zealander (23) and a Korean-American slave-rim (19), were tied for fifth place (even par).
‘World’s No. 1’Ko Jin-young (25) took the ninth place (1 over par, 214 strokes) along with’World 2’Kim Se-young with 1 buddy and 1 bogie. In the joint ninth place, Hae-ran and Hae-ran, along with Kim A-rim (25), who finished second on the first day, were shed. Kim Se-young lost 2 strokes on this day with 3 birdies and 5 bogies.
‘Defending Champ’ Lee Jung-eun 6 (24) also tied for 15th place (2 over par) with 3 birdies and 5 bogies. Park In-bi (32) and Yoo So-yeon (30) were tied for 33rd (over 5), and Choi Hyejin (21) tied for 39th (over 6).