“Hot six” Lee Jung-six (27, Daebang E&C) improved her chances of winning her second U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) title in more than four years.
Lee made five birdies and one bogey for a four-stroke victory in the second round of the LPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship ($2.2 million) on Tuesday at Seowon Hills Course (par 72, 6647 yards) at Seowon Valley Country Club in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. Her two-round total of 8-under-par 136 is tied for fourth place. Lee is the only other player to shoot a 78 in the second round, along with Eunjung In (USA) and Nellie Koda (USA). She is just three strokes off the pace of leader Lee Min-ji Lee (AUS) at 11-under 133. She is in a position to challenge for the title depending on her performance over the next two days.
Lee is a former LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year. However, she has yet to win a tournament since breaking into the LPGA Tour after winning the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open.
Along the way, she has struggled with her swing. She said that she had problems with her swing while struggling to make the LPGA Tour, and it took her a long time to correct it. “My swing was shaky because I had a bad habit of blocking my right shoulder during the backswing,” Lee said after the match, “and the key point of correcting my swing was to step with my left foot and downswing with the feeling of slowing down the rotation.” “The weather was cold and the wind was blowing in an inconsistent direction, which made it difficult, but I made a lot of birdies and was satisfied with my performance,” he said.토토사이트
Ashley Buhai (South Africa), who shot a 10-under-par first round to take sole possession of the lead, dropped one stroke to finish in a tie for second place (9-under 135), while American Alison Lee remained at even par to finish in a tie for third. Hae Ran Lee, who has all but clinched LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors with one win this year, and defending champion Lydia Ko (New Zealand) are tied for fourth (8-under 136) with Lee and will be looking for an upset.
Kim Hyo-ju (28) is tied for 12th (5-under 139), Shin Ji-ae (36) is tied for 21st (4-under 140) and Ko Jin-young (28) is tied for 44th (1-under 143).
Meanwhile, Im Sung-jae carded four birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey for a 1-over 71 in the second round of the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour’s JoJo Championship at Narashino Country Club (Par 70) in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. His two-round total of 2-under-par 138 dropped him to a tie for 15th place, down seven spots from the first round.
Only 13 of the 77 players in the field finished under par due to strong winds in the area. Bo Hosler (USA) led the way with a 7-under 133, followed by compatriot Justin Seo (USA), who shot a 6-under 134 to finish one shot back in second place.