Long hitter Kim A-rim (28) reduced 7 strokes on the second day of the first Major Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars) of the season on the LPGA Tour to rise to the lead by one stroke.
Kim A-rim hit a daily best 7 under par 65 with 8 birdies and 1 bogey in the second round of the tournament held on the 22nd (Korean time) at Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (par 72, 6824 yards), The Club Carlton Woods, Woodland, Texas, USA. A total of 8-the-par 136 was recorded.
Kim A-lim, who finished 23rd on the first day, started the game by writing down a bogey on the 10th hole, but added birdies on the 13th, 14th and 17th holes following a birdie on the 11th hole. In the second half, after adding a birdie on holes 2 and 4, he reduced another stroke on the par 5 17th hole and added a birdie with an exquisite iron shot right next to the hole in the last hole, rising to the top of the leaderboard as a solo leader.
Kim A-rim, who won the largest major US Women’s Open held in the late fall in the United States due to Corona 19 in 2020, took the opportunity to win two tour victories in the majors in three years. Active on the US tour since the 21 season, he has won the KLPGA Championship held in Korea, but has not yet won the US stage since becoming an official member.
Lilia Bu (USA), who started as the leader, hit 3 under par and finished the match tied for second place (7 under par) with Megan Kang (USA), who reduced her score by 5 strokes that day. Patty Tabatanakit (Thailand), the winner of this tournament in 2021, shot 5 under par 67 and moved up to 4th place (6 under par) with Nellie Koda (USA), who reduced 2 strokes. 토토사이트
Chen Pei-yoon (Taiwan), who started late as the leader on the first day, failed to reduce the number of strokes after finishing the 14th hole, and is tied for 6th place (5 under par) with Brook Henderson (Canada), who is 4 under par. Kim Hyo-joo (28) scored 2 under par two days in a row and tied for 10th place (4 under par) with Celine Boutier (France) and Ally Ewing (USA).
The eldest sister, Ji Eun-hee (36), tied for 17th place (3 under par) with Choi Hye-jin (23), who reduced 2 strokes by hitting 1-under-par 71, Choi Un-jung (31), who started as the lead but lost one stroke, and Ataya Titikkun (Thailand). achieved Kim Se-young (29) hit 5-under-par 67 to rank 36th (1 under par) with Ko Jin-young (28) and Anna Lin (27), who are third in the world golf rankings.
Jeon In-ji (29), who was on the verge of missing the cut, reduced her 6 strokes and raised her ranking significantly to 48th (even par) with rookie Yoo Hae-ran (22).
Out of a total of 132 players, up to 65 who hit a total of 1 over par for two days were caught on the cut line. With some players unable to finish their games due to the sunset, 11 of the 16 Korean players who participated will play on the weekend. JTBC Golf will broadcast all rounds live.