Chevron runner-up Choi Woon-jung and points to watch￼
On the first day of the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major event of the LPGA tour season, Choi Woon-jeong finished in second place by one stroke from the lead.
In the first round of the tournament held at Jack Nicklaus Signature (par 72), The Club Carlton Woods, Woodland, Texas, USA on the 21st (Korean time), Choi Woon-jeong recorded 4 under par with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, leading the leader Chen Feiyun (Taiwan) by 1. Finished in a tie for second place.
After the game, Choi Woon-jeong said, “I was worried that I would be able to finish the play today because it was very dark while playing in the second half, but I focused hard on each hole and finished the round with good results.”
He said that he had fun preparing for the two weeks before the game, and said, “When I looked back at the practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, the course was very long and difficult. 스포츠토토
Kim Hyo-joo (28) and Ji Eun-hee (36) are tied for ninth place (2 under par), and rookies Yoo Hae-ran (23), Kim A-lim (28), and Choi Hye-jin (23) are tied for 23rd with 1 under par and 71 strokes. Ko Jin-young (28) and Anna Lin (27), who are third in the world golf rankings, are tied for 37th with an even par.
In the second round of the first major of the LPGA season, we picked three points to watch.
Koda 2nd, Lydia 23rd,
World Golf Ranking 2nd Nellie Corda tied 7 birdies and 3 bogeys with a 4 under par 68, tied for 2nd place. I caught birdies on all four par 5 holes. The number of putts was also good at 28. Coda, who took time off last year to treat a blood clot, had two top-10 finishes in the remaining four majors. In this contest, there is a memory of the 2020 overtime loss. World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) is tied for 23rd with Brooke Henderson (Canada) by hitting 1 under par 71 strokes.
Difficult new course
The first major of the LPGA season is no longer held at Mission Hills. The tournament, which had been held for 50 years in Palm Springs in the western United States, has moved to the outskirts of Houston in the southeast. There is no Poppy Pond or Dyna Shore statue, but a lake has been created next to the 18th green. On the first day of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, only 36 out of 132 participants recorded an under par score. The average score was 73.51, and 3 people scored 80 or more.
, the surprise leader, tied 6 birdies and 1 bogey to lead by one stroke. Chen drove in four birdies with six holes left to finish in the lead. After the match, Chen said, “I focused on one shot.” However, last week at the Lotte Championship, Chen passed the cut for the first time this season and finished in a tie for 4th place. It is the first time that Chen, who is not young at the age of 32 this year, has taken the lead in a major tournament, in which 16
Korean players out of a total of 132 players will try to win the tournament, which will be broadcast live by JTBC Golf.