Lee Ga-young (22) once again got her first chance to win the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour.
Lee Ga-young caught 6 birdies in the second round of the KLPGA Tour OK Savings Bank Se-ri Pak Invitational (total prize money 800 million won) held at Sejong Silk River Country Club (par 72, 6,627 yards) in Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do on the 18th. hit
Ga-young Lee, who recorded 11-under par 133 in the interim total, took the lead by two strokes, beating tied 2nd place Hyo-joo Kim (26) and Hana Jang (29) by two strokes.
If she maintains the lead in the final 3rd round on the 19th, Ga-young Lee will lift her first trophy on the KLPGA Tour.
Ga-young Lee, who has played on the KLPGA tour since 2019, has had several chances to win this year, but she has been disappointing as she has allowed a comeback and missed the first win.
Instead, it has been in the top 5 four times, including runners-up at McCall and Mona Park Open, and is continuing its upward trend.
Lee Ga-young said, “I think I slipped because I didn’t always try to do well in the final round. I had a thought, ‘What if I make a mistake while playing in the Champions League?'” He looked back and said, “I will come forward tomorrow with the mindset of ‘I have to put it in’ differently than before.”
He continued, “Since the results continued to be bad, I will reduce the score with aggressive play as usual.”
Kim Hyo-joo cut 5 strokes on the day and tied for second with a 9-under-par 135 in the midterm, expecting her 13th victory on the KLPGA Tour.
Although playing on the LPGA Tour in the United States, Kim Hyo-joo, who is spending time in Korea and on the KLPGA tour, caught a shot eagle on the 5th hole (par 5) and cheered.
Kim Hyo-joo was delighted, saying, “I thought it would be easier to birdie because the ball went in the direction of the pin, but the camera director behind me said that he had shot an eagle, so I ran all over the place without realizing it.”
He expressed his desire to win, saying, “I want to leave a deep impression on my fans before I go to the US because I will be in good condition tomorrow.”
Jang Ha-na, who is aiming for 1st place in the target points, tied 6 birdies and 2 bogeys to reduce 4 strokes and tied for 2nd place. In particular, on the last 18th hole (par 5), he caught a birdie and tied with Kim Hyo-joo.
Jang Ha-na, who had a nosebleed during the round, said, “I was so anemic that I collapsed in the middle. He said, “I got the vaccine and participated without rest, so my condition seemed to be overworked.”
Then, he said, “I was suddenly dazed and had a nosebleed, but rather a nosebleed that made me feel stuffy.”
Hana Jang, who is currently recording 503 points, will receive 60 points if she wins the season for the third time in this competition, beating Park Min-ji (23, 503 points) and taking the lead in points.
Park Min-ji, the current top scorer with six wins this season, was unable to participate in the competition due to back pain.
On the other hand, a large number of teenagers who participated as recommended players are in the top 10 and are attracting attention.
Yuna (18) and amateur Hwang Yu-min (18), who play on the Dream Tour, the second part of the KLPGA tour, tied for 4th with a mid-total of 8-under 136, creating a ‘teen blast’.
Yuna, who won the 11th Dream Tour game on the 15th and immediately participated in this competition, said, “I relaxed a lot while playing with my father, who was a caddy. ” he said thanks.
Ye-won Lee (18), who took the lead the day before, lost one stroke and went down a bit to tied for 10th (total 7-under-par 137).