Choi Ye-rim, Vietnam Tournament 2R leader… Jungmin Lee placed 2nd by 1 stroke￼
Choi Ye-rim (23) rose to first place alone in the second round of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won).
Choi Ye-rim hit 5 under par 67 with 7 birdies and 2 bogies in the second round of the tournament held at Twin Doves GC (par 72) in Binh Duong, Vietnam on the 17th. Choi Ye-rim, who recorded a total of 9 under par and 135 strokes for two days, became the sole first place, one stroke ahead of second place Lee Jung-min (30) and Go Ji-woo (20). 안전놀이터
Choi Ye-rim is a player who has played on the KLPGA regular tour since 2018 and has yet to win. Choi Ye-rim, who reached the top twice on the second tour, has four runner-up finishes on the regular tour.
In this tournament, he had a chance to win the regular tour for the first time, but he has to break away from Lee Jung-min, who won 9 victories on the regular tour, and is in second place by one stroke. Lee Jung-min, who is trying to win 10 wins in 1 year and 2 months since the Dongbu Construction and Korea Land Trust Championship in October last year, jumped into the competition for the lead with an eagle on the last 18th hole (par 5). Lee Jung-min’s tee shot went to the rough left of the fairway, but the second shot he tried with a 4-iron stuck 2m into the hole and caught the eagle.
In the second year, Koji Udo was also aiming for his first win in his life, tied for second by one stroke. Lee So-mi (23) and Kim Woo-jung (24) start the third round with a 7-under par of 137 and a tie for fourth place. Lee So-young (25), Lee Ji-hyeon (24), and Hong Jung-min (20) are tied for 6th with a 6-under par of 138 strokes.
This tournament is being held as the second tournament of the KLPGA Tour 2023 season. The Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open held in Singapore last week was the opening game of the 2023 season.
The KLPGA Tour 2023 season enters a break after this tournament, and continues the season schedule with the first tournament in the first half of 2023.