Queen of Long Hits’ Kim A-rim completely dominates the long and difficult course, and it seems that she has regained the major queen after 3 years

“Strategy? Simple enough.”

Kim A-rim (28, Hanwha Q Cells), who entered the LPGA tour as a ‘major queen’, aims to re-emerge as a major queen in three years. The opportunity has come.

Kim A-rim reduced 7 strokes in the second round of the Chevron Championship (total prize money of $5.1 million), the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season held at The Club Carleton Woods (par 72, 6824 yards) in Woodlands, Texas, on the 22nd (Korean time). rose to the fore alone. She caught 8 birdies and committed only 1 bogey, moving up to the sole lead, one stroke ahead of Lilia Bu and Megan Kang (above USA). Nellie Korda (USA), who is aiming to recapture the world ranking, and Patty Tawatanagit (Thailand), the winner of this event in 2021, are chasing with a two-stroke gap, so they cannot let go of their tension until the end.

The Club Carlton Woods is notorious for its long golf course. In other words, it means that it can be a land of opportunity for Kim A-lim, who was born in the Korean Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour ‘King of Long Hits’. In fact, A-lim Kim had an average driving distance of 279 yards, and he dominated the course with the accuracy of missing the fairway and green only three times. He completed the round with 26 putts, showing off both long hits and delicacy.

Kim A-rim said, “(It rained) the green was soft. Because his speed also slowed, he returned to 7 under par when he hit aggressively. The rain helped me,” he said. He said, “My strengths are shots inside 130 yards and putting inside 6 yards. Today, it worked out appropriately,” he explained. That means if you leave 130 yards inside with your driver and get the ball inside 6 yards with your irons, you can confidently cut the number of strokes. This seems to be the reason why he showed off his long hitting power and delicacy.

Kim A-lim, who won two wins on the KLPGA tour and one win in the US, won the 2020 US Women’s Open, which was considered a difficult course. She even competed in the KLPGA Championship last year, where she lifted the championship trophy at Ildong Lake Golf Club, which is notorious for its tournament course. It has proven that it is strong on a long and difficult course, and The Club Carlton Woods, which will host the Chevron Championship for the first time this year, is also in Kim A-rim’s hands. 토토사이트

He said, “I plan to do the best I can for the remaining two days. I think I prepared everything during practice,” he said. “The strategy is simple. It is my strategy and goal to be able to simplify what I have planned.”

Among Korean players, Kim Hyo-joo reduced two strokes to go on a moving day with a 4-under par and 140 strokes for 10th place. Choi Woon-jeong, who tied for second place the day before, lost one stroke, and was tied for 17th place (2 under par, 142 strokes) with Choi Hye-jin, who cut two strokes, and Ji Eun-hee, who cut one stroke.

Jeon In-ji, who was worried about missing the cutoff with a 6-over par on the first day, bounced back with a 6-under par that day and tied for 48th with an even par of 144, qualifying for Moving Day. Ko Jin-young also reduced 1 stroke to tie for 26th, predicting a reversal until the final round.

The Chevron Championship was delayed for about two hours due to bad weather, so 31 players could not finish the round. 

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