Choi Hye-jin (24) is expected to secure her second win of the season on the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour.
Hyejin Choi recorded 3 under par 69 with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys in the second round of the KLPGA Tour Hana Financial Group Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won) held at Bears Best Cheongna Golf Club (par 72) in Incheon on the 22nd.
He recorded an intermediate total of 6 under par, 138 strokes, and was ranked at the top of the leaderboard. They are one stroke behind the group tied for second place.
Choi Hye-jin, who won the Lotte Open last June, created another opportunity to win on the domestic stage after three months. The Lotte Open was also held at Bears Best Cheongna, although the course was different. She is preparing to lift her second trophy this year in this competition, which she is familiar with as she has competed frequently since her time with the national team.
Hyejin Choi caught her first birdie at the 2nd hole (par 4). She missed the par putt in the 4th hole (par 5) and made bogey, but made up for it by making consecutive birdies in the 7th and 8th holes. In the second half, she also made a bogey on the 11th hole (par 4), but caught a birdie on the 13th hole (par 4) and added a birdie on the last hole, finishing the second round with a sole lead.
The number of strokes gained by playing around the green was low at -1.31 strokes, but the strokes gained from tee shot to the green was 2.29 strokes, and the strokes gained from tee shot was 1.5 strokes, ranking first. Overall, the long game followed.메이저놀이터
Choi Hye-jin said, “It’s been a long time since I played, so I was excited and worried, but I was satisfied because I was able to complete the game easier than expected. However, there are still two rounds left, so I will focus as much as possible.”
Choi Hye-jin, who said, “After actually playing the game, my shot feel has improved a lot and my putts seem to be good,” said, “There were a few putts that didn’t go in because they were short, but there were a lot of putts that passed by and resulted in bogeys. There were a few short putts because I wasn’t able to hit them boldly, but starting tomorrow, I’ll be able to putt better.” “I will pay more attention to the distance between mid- and long-distance putts,” he said.
He said, “I have good memories of this venue and a lot of round experience, so I feel at ease. I will have faith and believe in myself for the remaining two days and be aggressive.” He added, “It wasn’t that windy until today, but I think I need to prepare for the wind starting tomorrow.” “The most important thing is to reduce mistakes in difficult situations,” he pledged.
However, competition is expected to be fierce. The group tied for second place included Lee Ye-won (20), Bang Shin-sil (19), Park Hyun-kyung (22), Lee So-young (27), and Madasom (24), who won last week. It is worth paying attention to what changes the leaderboard will bring about on Moving Day.