‘Rising trend’ Yang Hee-young and ‘soft landing’ Yoo Hae-ran tied for 7th place in LA Championship 1R￼
Yang Hee-young, who was on the rise, and Yoo Hae-ran, who made a soft landing, prepared a stepping stone to compete for the championship at the LPGA Tour JM Eagle LA Championship (total prize money of 3 million dollars).
Yang Hee-young hit a 4 under par 67 in the first round of the tournament held at Wilshire Country Club (par 71) in Los Angeles, California on the 28th (Korean time).
Yang Hee-young, who tied for 4th place, 3 strokes behind leader Linea Johansson (Sweden), is poised to prepare an opportunity to get rid of the disappointment of being tied for 4th place after competing to win the Chevron Championship in a major tournament last week. 안전놀이터
Yang Hee-young, who recorded 2 bogeys in her 6 birdies, missed the green 5 times, but the putt she blocked with 26 stood out.
Rookie of the Year candidate Yoo Hae-ran also cut 4 strokes to tie for 4th place with Yang Hee-young.
The green play with 26 putts was also outstanding.
Choi Woon-jung and Choi Hye-jin hit a 2 under par 69 to build a stepping stone to advance to the top ranks.
However, Ko Jin-young, who had high expectations, recorded 2 birdies and 3 bogeys and performed sluggishly with a 1-over par 72.
Johansson, who has yet to win the LPGA Tour, took the lead by picking out 7 birdies without bogey.
Korean-Australian Lee Min-ji and Jema Driver (Scotland) tied for 2nd place by a stroke by hitting 6 under par 65 strokes.