Lee So-young – Jeon Ye-sung share 1R lead at KLPGA Doosan Weave Championship
Lee So-young and Jeon Ye-sung are tied for the first round lead at the Doosan Construction Weave Championship (KRW 1.2 billion) on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour.
Lee So-young carded seven birdies and one bogey for a 6-under-par 66 to finish the first round of the tournament at Teddy Valley Golf & Resort (Par 72) in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, tied for first place with Jeon Ye-sung.
This is the second straight tournament that Lee has led the field on the first day following last week’s Jeju Samdasu Masters.
Lee went on an exhilarating birdie streak today (Nov. 11), as her putts on the greens fell into the hole.
After starting the day on the 10th hole, Lee made back-to-back birdie putts of 14 meters at the 14th (par-3) and 7 meters at the 15th (par-5).
A mistimed tee shot on the 16th (par-4) led to a bogey, but she came back with a four-hole birdie streak from the second through fifth holes, including a long 12-meter birdie putt on the back nine (par-4) to end her first round on a high note.
“The greens were a little slower because of the rain, so I was a little more aggressive with my long putts and it paid off,” said Lee. The course isn’t too difficult, so I think I’ll have to cut a lot of strokes tomorrow to be able to compete for the title.”
Lee, who has won all six of her KLPGA Tour events in even-numbered years, has another chance to shake off the odd-numbered year jinx.
After failing to hold onto the lead at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters last week and finishing tied for third, Lee was determined to win, saying, “If I keep knocking on the door, it will open.” 먹튀검증
After finishing in the top four in her first three tournaments, including a runner-up finish at the season-opening Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open, Lee has been consistently in contention for the title, including third-place finishes at the Lotte Open and Jeju Samdasoo Masters.
Jeon, who is looking for her second career victory after reporting her first at the EverCollagen Queen’s Crown in 2021, carded a 6-under 66 with one eagle, five birdies and one bogey.
The highlight came on the par-4 18th hole when she hit her second shot with 139 meters to the pin and kept it in the hole for a shot eagle.
Veterans Kim Hae-rim, Jeong Ji-min2 and Kim Min-sun7 were tied for third at five under par, while Hwang Yoo-min, Park Hyun-kyung, Ahn Song-i, Seo Yeon-jung, Kim So-i and Noh Seung-hee were all at four under par, two shots off the lead and tied for sixth, setting up a fierce battle for the title.
The tournament was shortened to 54 holes after the first day’s play was canceled yesterday due to the impact of Typhoon Kanun.