‘Fantastic putt’ Kim Hyo-joo US Women’s Open 1R co-leader… Yoo Hae-ran pursues by 1 stroke

Kim Hyo-joo, ranked 8th in the world, took the lead on the first day of the 78th US Women’s Open (total prize money of 11 million dollars).

In the first round of the tournament held at Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72, 6491 yards) in Pebble Beach, California, USA on the 7th, Kim Hyo-joo recorded a 4-under-par 68 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, alongside Lin Xiu (China) jointly led

Hyo-Joo Kim, who has five wins on the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour, is trying to win her second major since her 2014 Evian Championship. Hyo-joo Kim, who unfortunately ended up in runner-up after playing overtime with Eriyajutanugarn (Thailand) at the 2018 US Women’s Open, was aiming for another world-renowned championship with her good start.

His tee shots and iron shots were all great, but his putts were especially brilliant. Kim Hyo-joo reduced her number of strokes by making birdie putts and par save putts at each critical moment.

Kim Hyo-joo recorded 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the first half. Kim Hyo-joo, who made birdie putts of about 3m in both hole 2 (par 5) and hole 4 (par 4), reduced one more stroke with a fantastic tee shot that almost made a hole-in-one in hole 5 (par 3). Putting in a birdie putt of about 9m, she tied for the lead with Lin Si-yu, who finished the game first in the morning. In the ninth hole (par 4), her second shot went into the green bunker and lost one stroke, but Kim Hyo-joo reduced one more stroke in the difficult second nine holes and finished as a joint leader. Kim Hyo-joo, who had been marching par through several crises and opportunities until the 16th hole, returned to the joint lead with a 6m birdie putt at the 17th hole (par 3). In the 18th hole (par 5), the birdie putt stopped near the hole and missed the chance to become the sole leader, but Kim Hyo-joo smiled brightly and passed the green.

Newcomer Yoo Hae-ran shot 3-under-par 69 to tie for 3rd place by one shot, while 2019 champion Lee Jung-eun 6 and two-time runner-up Yang Hee-young hit 2-under 70 and finished tied for 9th place.

Shin Ji-ae, who won 3 wins this season in Australia and Japan, competed for the lead by hitting 3 under par from hole 10 to the 7th hole in the second half, but dropped her second shot in the 8th hole (par 4) into the penalty area on the right slope of the green and lost 2 strokes. , and unfortunately finished in a tie for 13th place (1 under par 71 strokes)스포츠토토.

World No. 1 Ko Jin-young recorded 1 birdie, 6 bogeys, and 1 double bogey, and posted the worst score with a 7-over-par 79. Ko Jin-young, who started from hole 10 (par 4), a difficult second half course, dropped his tee shot into a bunker from the first hole and made a bogey. lost 5 strokes Both the tee shot and the iron shot were not controlled, and the putt did not follow.

2017 runner-up Choi Hye-jin also shot a 7-over-par 79 and tied for 125th, making her worried about missing the cut.

2015 champion Jeon In-ji started with an even par 72, tied for 20th place, and 2023 KLPGA Championship winner Lee Da-yeon rose to 1 over par 73, tied for 28th. Park Min-ji and Lee So-mi lost 5 strokes each and tied for 101st.

Rose Jang (USA), who is drawing attention after winning her professional debut match, tied for 39th place with Kim Se-young and others with a 2-over-par 74 strokes. World No. 2 Nellie Korda (USA) and No. 3 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) started in a tie for 83rd after hitting a 4-over par 76.

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