South Korea’s Hye Jin Choi is tied for 16th place, five strokes off the lead, in a U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour event in Malaysia.
Choi shot a 4-under 68 with five birdies and one bogey in the first round of the Maybank Championship ($3 million purse), the third stop on the LPGA Tour’s Asian Swing, at the par-72, 6586-yard Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday. Five shots behind leader Jasmine Suvarnapura (Thailand), who shot a 9-under 63, Choi is tied for 16th in a group that includes world No. 2 Yin Lunying (China), No. 9 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and this year’s U.S. Women’s Open champion Allison Ko (USA).
After starting on the 10th hole and dropping one stroke with two birdies and a bogey in the first half, Choi made three straight birdies in the second half, starting on the third hole, before the weather interrupted the flow. Choi finished with pars on the next four holes in the resumption of play.굿모닝토토 주소
World No. 3 Jin Young Ko was 4-under through 14 holes with five birdies and a bogey before a double bogey on the 17th (par-4) and a birdie on the 18th (par-5) stopped play. Ko’s 3-under 69 put her in a group of 18 players at 22 under, including Nelly Korda (USA), Brooke Henderson (CAN), Hae-Ran Hae, Arim Kim, Se-Young Kim and Nasa Hataoka (JPN).
Hannah Greene (AUS) carded an 8-under 64 to finish second, one stroke behind Suwanapura, while Korean-Americans Grace Kim (AUS) and Gina Kim (USA) carded a 7-under 65 to share third place with rookie Rose Chang (USA).
Anna Rin, Im Hyang and Shin Ji-Eun are tied for 40th (2-under 70), Ji-Hee Ji is tied for 52nd (1-under 71) and Hee-Young Yang is tied for 67th (1-over 73).