Kim Hyo-joo (28) and Lee Jeong-eun 6 (27), HSBC Women On the first day of the World Championship (total prize money of 1.8 million dollars), he tied for third place. Defending champion Jinyoung Koh (28) managed to overcome the over par crisis on the first day and placed in the mid-table. World No. 9 Kim Hyo-joo hit 4 under par 68 with 6 birdies and 2 bogeys in the first round of the tournament held at the Tanjong Course (par 72, 6774 yards) in Sentosa GC, Singapore on the 2nd, defeating world No. 2 Nellie Korda (USA) and 4th A. Taya Tikkun (Thailand), 2019 US Women’s Open winner Lee Jung-eun 6, and 6 others were tied for 3rd place. Elizabeth Sokol (USA), who has no winning record since her debut in 2019, took the lead in a’surprising’ with 8 under par 64 strokes, and 2021 US Women’s Open champion Saso Yuka (Japan) started second with 5 under par 67 strokes. Kim Hyo-joo, who is aiming for the second championship since 2021, reduced 3 strokes in the first half by catching a birdie, a chip of about 15m in the 9th hole (par 4), and then made a birdie in the 11th hole (par 4) and a birdie in the 12th hole (par 4). After hesitating, he made a 5m birdie putt on the 17th hole (par 3) and finished it in a good mood. Kim Hyo-joo, who opened 2023 with a tie for 10th place in Honda LPGA Thailand last week, has laid the foundation for a total of 6 wins since last year’s Lotte Championship (April) with a pleasant start.
Lee Jeong-eun 6, who has been in a terrible slump since winning the 2019 US Women’s Open, also had an opportunity to change the mood. Lee Jeong-eun 6, who reduced 4 strokes in the first half by catching 3 consecutive birdies from hole 2 (par 4), committed consecutive bogeys by hunting putts in holes 11 and 12 (above par 4), but found holes 13 (par 5) and 17 (par 3), I made up for one stroke at a time and found my place. 메이저사이트
Lee Jeong-eun 6, who finished tied for 64th last week, said, “The green was soft after the rain, so it was good for the players to play, but the pin position was very difficult.” seemed “My swing has changed a lot over the past three years without a coach,” said Lee Jung-eun 6. He pays attention to the movement of his left shoulder during the backswing, and today his iron shot was very good.”
Last week, Ko Jin-young, who recorded an under-par score for 4 consecutive days in 7 months at the Honda LPGA Thailand (joint 6th place), scored an even par 72 with 3 birdies and 3 bogeys amidst the putt hunting, and started with a tie for 36th out of 66 players. He easily caught birdies on holes 1 (par 5) and 5 (par 5), but failed short par putts on holes 9 (par 4) and 12 (par 4) and lost one stroke each. Ko Jin-young, who committed his 3rd bogey on the 17th hole (par 3), put a birdie putt of about 4m on the 18th hole (par 4) and escaped the over-par crisis.
‘Eldest sister’ Ji Eun-hee (37) tied for 9th with a 3 under par 69 strokes, and Jeon In-ji (29), Kim A-rim (28) and Shin Ji-eun (31) tied for 14th with 2 under par 70 strokes.