Choi Ye-rim held a hot buddy show in Vietnam for two days in a row and rose to the sole lead. She is in good condition to aim for her first win in her debut.
Choi Ye-rim made 7 birdies and 2 bogies in the 2nd round of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won) held at Twin Doves Golf Club (par 72) located in Binh Duong Province, northern Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 17th. He shot a 5-under-par 67 with a dog. On the first day of the tournament, Choi Ye-rim, who made only 4 birdies without bogey, drove 11 birdies for two days and recorded an intermediate total of 9 under par and 135 strokes, beating Lee Jung-min and Ko Ji-woo, who were tied for second place, by one stroke and taking the lead alone.
Choi Ye-rim saved 3 strokes in the first half by catching birdies on the 4th, 6th, and 7th holes, then added a birdie on the 10th hole in the second half to continue playing no-bogey for 28 holes in a row. Yerim Choi, who recorded her first bogey of the tournament on hole 11, bogeyed again on hole 15, but she made cycling birdies on holes 16 to 18, putting her name at the top of the leaderboard. 메이저놀이터
Choi Ye-rim, who started playing in the first division tour in 2018, has been runner-up four times, but has yet to win. In August of this year, she won runner-up in two weeks at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters and High1 Resort Women’s Open, both leading on the final day of the tournament, and dedicated a painful come-from-behind victory. In her last competition of the year, she took the opportunity again to challenge for her first win in her debut.
However, the pursuer who is closely chasing Choi Ye-rim is formidable. Lee Jung-min, who had 9 wins in his career, drove 6-under par with 1 eagle and 4 birdies on the day, recording an intermediate total of 8-under 136 strokes, and was tied for second place with Go Ji-woo. Lee Jung-min faced a crisis where his tee shot went to the left rough on the last hole 18 (par 5), but he showed his temperament as a matchmaker by placing his second shot at the 2m hole and catching the thrilling eagle. Lee Jung-min, who reached 9 wins by winning the Dongbu Construction and Korea Land Trust Championships in October last year, is determined to challenge for 10 wins in 1 year and 2 months.
Koji Woo, who is in second place in the Rookie of the Year race, also reduced 2 strokes with 3 birdies and 1 bogey that day, so he could aim for his first win in his debut with a total of 8 under par 136 strokes on the two days. Lee So-mi and Kim Woo-jung were tied for 4th place at 7 under par. Last week at the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, the opening game of the 2023 season, Lee So-young, who unfortunately stayed in the runner-up, only reduced one stroke that day and tied for 6th at 6 under par, and Park Hyun-kyung lost one stroke and fell to 12th at 4 under par.