Shin Ji-eun (31) took the lead for two days in a row at the LPGA Tour Honda LPGA Thailand (total prize money: $1.7 million).
On the second day of the tournament held at Siam Country Club Old Course (par 72) near Pattaya, Thailand on the 24th, Shin Ji-eun tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey and shot 4 under par 68. Shin Ji-eun, who recorded an interim total of 10 under par 134, tied for third place with Nellie Korda (USA), Celine Boutier (France), Emily Pedersen (Denmark), and Jarabi Bunchant (Thailand).
Rookie Natakrita Wongtawirap (Thailand) took 4 birdies in a row from holes 12 to 15 and drove 7 under par with 8 birdies and 1 bogey on the day, with a median total of 12 under par 132 strokes, 1 to 2nd place Maya Stark (Sweden). got ahead Wongtawi Lap, who has a long shot of over 290 yards, is a promising player supported by KB Financial Group, a domestic financial company.
Born in Seoul and immigrating to the United States at the age of 9, Shin Ji-eun is better known as ‘Jenny Shin’. She rose to prominence on the American stage during her amateur years, including winning the 2006 US Girls Junior Championships. Shin Ji-eun, who jumped into the professional stage in 2010, entered the LPGA Tour the following year after going through the second part of the tour, the Futures Tour, and is recording one win in the 2016 VOA Texas Shootout.
Shin Ji-eun, who played the best game among Korean players for two days in a row, said, “I missed too many birdie putts in the second half. It was a very disappointing round,” he said. “I think I was a little tired in the last 3 or 4 holes. The putting brake didn’t look good. I will strengthen my stamina for tomorrow and show a better score.”
Kim Se-young (30) reduced 4 strokes to place in a tie for 20th place with Kim Hyo-joo (28) with an intermediate total of 7 under par and 137 strokes. Kim Se-young reduced 6 strokes with 7 birdies and 1 bogey until the 17th hole, but lost 2 strokes by committing a double bogey on the last hole 18 (par 5). Kim Se-young said, “The last hole was a little disappointing, but overall I played very well. He seems to have melted away well from the battery training,” he said. 안전놀이터
Ko Jin-young (28), who returned after 3 months, cut 2 strokes with 3 birdies and 1 bogey to finish tied for 27th with a median total of 6 under par and 138 strokes. Ko Jin-young said, “Actually, I wasn’t in a good condition before I went out today. He was also very heavy. I still think I made a good save,” he said. He seems to have bad weather on Sunday, so he will have to play hard on Moving Day.”
World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) took the lead alone with 6 birdies up to the 13th hole, but slipped to a tie for 15th place (8 under par 136 strokes) with a bogey on the 14th hole and a double bogey on the 17th hole. lost.
Yang Hee-yeong (34), who won the tournament three times, reduced two strokes to record a median total of 3 under par and 141 strokes, tied for 50th place with Jeon In-ji (29). This tournament is a 72-hole stroke play with no cutoff to determine the winner.