Kim Hyo-joo tied for the lead on the second day of the LPGA Tour Dio Implant LA Open (total prize money of $1.75 million).
In the second round of the tournament held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club (par 71, 6447 yards) in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA on the 1st (Korean time), Kim Hyo-joo made 5 birdies without bogey.
Kim Hyo-joo, who recorded an interim total of 10 under par 132 strokes, tied for the lead with Luoning (China), who reduced 7 strokes with 8 birdies and 1 bogey that day. 메이저놀이터
She tied for 10th in Honda LPGA Thailand last month and tied for 8th in the HSBC Women’s World Championship earlier this month. It was at the Lotte Championship in April last year that Kim Hyo-joo reached the top of the tour.
Defending champion Nasa Hataoka (Japan) was in 3rd place with 9 under par 133 strokes, and Mod-Amy LeBlanc (Canada) with 8 under par 134 strokes was in 4th place.
Lee Mi-hyang, who was the sole leader in the first round, poured out 4 bogeys and only made 1 birdie, dropping to a tie for 16th place (3 under par, 139 strokes). Ko Jin-young reduced two strokes with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys, recording an intermediate total of 1 under par and 141 strokes, raising his ranking from 47th to 29th.
Hyo-joo Kim said after the game that day, “There was a bogey crisis in the middle, but the short game went well, such as putting well, so I think I finished well with a good score without bogey.” He added, “I didn’t have a big miss for two days, but I want to keep it going for the remaining two days.”
Of the 22 Korean players participating in this tournament, a total of 11 advanced to the third round. Ji Eun-hee, Anna Lin, Kim In-kyung, Yoo So-yeon, Hong Ye-eun, Park Geum-gang, Lee Jeong-eun, and Joo Soo-bin were eliminated as they could not exceed the cut standard (2 over par). Jeon In-ji and Kim Se-young abstained.