Posted by: happyfan08 | April 16, 2009

KLPGA: 2009 Lotte Mart Women’s Open Rd 2

Round 2 started in foggy conditions with six players tied for the lead.  Among those players was rookie Soo Jin Yang, the most touted of the new rookie class on tour.  Soo Jin did not get off to a good start on day 2, however.  Right out of the gate she made a triple bogey.  Although she played even par the rest of the way, she still fell from a tie for the lead to a tie for 8th.

Soo Jin Yang

Soo Jin Yang

Meanwhile, one of the 30+ players within a few shots of the lead had a good day and found herself at the top of the leaderboard by the end of the day.  That player was unheralded 20 year old Soo Hwa Jang.  Jang now sits at 3 under, but boy, she has a lot of firepower looming just behind her.

Soo Hwa Jang

Soo Hwa Jang

In solo second is 18 year old superstar So Yeon Ryu.  She had her second straight 71 to sit at 2 under, one shot back.  Ryu played well last week, but was not able to get the win; could this be her week? 

So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu

At 1 under is a host of great players, including Hee Kyung Seo, Sun Ju Ahn and Ha Neul Kim.  Just two shots back, any one of those proven winners could get the job done tomorrow.

Ha Neul Kim

Ha Neul Kim

Also at 1 under is rookie Seon Hwa Lee 2.  She is not the same player as the LPGA star Seon Hwa Lee.  But can she get an early leap on Soo Jin Yang for Rookie of the Year?

Among the LPGA stars in attendance, Eun Hee Ji and Jin Joo Hong both shot 74s and are 4 shots back.  Still well within range of the leader.  Michelle Wie, however, shot a 75 and is at 8 over par.

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie

One more day.  Who will be the next champion on the KLPGA tour??

Scores:
1. Soo Hwa Jang 72-69 -3
2. So Yeon Ryu 71-71 -2
3. Hee Kyung Seo 71-72 -1
Sun Ju Ahn 72-71 -1
Seon Hwa Lee 2 70-73 -1
Ha Neul Kim 72-71 -1
Ae Ri Pyun 71-72 -1

Notables:
8. Eun Hee Ji 71-74 +1
Jin Joo Hong 71-74 +1
Soo Jin Yang (R) 70-75 +1
Anna Oh 73-72 +1
14. Il Hee Lee 71-75 +2
Hye Youn Kim 73-73 +2
Hae Jung Kim 72-74 +2
Soo Young Moon 73-73 +2
Bobea Park 73-73 +2
Ji Na Lim 70-76 +2
Ran Hong 75-71 +2
25. He Yong Choi 72-75 +3
29. Chae Ah Oh 76-72 +4
Hyun Hee Moon 73-75 +4
Young Ran Jo 72-76 +4
36. Da Ye Na 75-74 +5
41. Ha Na Chae 74-76 +6
50. Aram Cho 75-76 +7
59. Michelle Wie 77-75 +8
67. Woo Ri Choi 72-81 +9

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