LPGA Ford Championship 2R Leaps Tied for 4th Place

Kim Hyo-joo (29) tied for fourth in the second round of the Ford Championship (total prize money of 2.25 million U.S. dollars). Attention is focusing on whether she will be able to deliver the news of Korean players’ first win, who have remained silent since the opening of the season.

At the second round of the tournament held at Seville Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6,734 yards) in Gilbert, Arizona, Kim had seven birdies and two bogeys to reduce her pars by five. Having shot a 12-under 132 overall in the interim, Kim has moved up to the fourth place with Asaara Munoz of Spain. She has improved her ranking from the previous day when she tied for seventh with a 7-under 65.

She is two shots behind the leader, Hannah Green of Australia. Green reduced her pars by 11 on the day alone to take the lead with 14-under 130. Sarah Schmelzel of the U.S. and Jen Beiwin of Taiwan are tied for second with 13-under 131. Pazari Anan Narugarn of Thailand, who took the lead on the first day, only reduced her pars by two, including a double bogey, to tie for sixth with 11-under 133.

If Kim Hyo-joo wins this tournament, it will be the first time for a Korean player to win the title since the opening of the season. Korean players have yet to win six tournaments since the opening of this season, which is the first time in 10 years that a Korean player has not won six tournaments since 2014.

Starting at Hole 10, Kim garnered birdies at Hole 11 (par 4). She faltered due to bogey at Hole 15 (par 4), but garnered consecutive birdies at Hole 17 (par 3) and Hole 18 (par 5), reducing her pars by two in the first half alone. Since then, Kim, who reduced her pars by one more at Hole 1 (par 4), has garnered three consecutive birdies at Hole 4 (par 3), Hole 5 (par 5), and Hole 6 (par 4), to boost her momentum. However, it was regrettable that she lost one par due to bogey at Hole 8 (par 3).

Kim Sei-young, Im Jin-hee and Shin Ji-eun tied for 10th with 10-under 134. Kim reduced the score by five with six birdies and one bogey, while Im Jin-hee reduced the score by six pars with seven birdies and one bogey. Shin also reduced the score by four pars with five bogeys and one bogey. World No. 1 Nelly Koda of the U.S. also tied for 10th with them with 10-under 134. 안전놀이터 추천

Korean-American player Jennifer Song (USA) recorded a hole-in-one with her 8-iron on the 14th hole (par 3) at 160 yards, but only tied for 76th with a 4-under 140 and missed the cut by one stroke.

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