Posted by: happyfan08 | September 16, 2009

KLPGA: Shinsegae KLPGA Championship rd 1

This week’s KLPGA event is one of the biggest on tour every year, the Shinsegae KLPGA Championship.  This is the year’s second Major, and after the Korean Women’s Open, it’s the most important of the four Majors on tour every year.  The winner of the year’s first Major was Hee Kyung Seo, who is hoping to keep her slam hopes alive with a win here.  The defending champion, Jiyai Shin, is busy this week at the Samsung Championship on the LPGA tour.

Hee Kyung got her week off to a great start, carding a 6 under 66 to tie for the lead after the first round.  The other players at that score are far less accomplished than Seo, although Jung Eun Lee 5 has won this season already and Ae Ri Pyun is a promising second year player.

Hee Kyung Seo

Hee Kyung Seo

So Yeon Ryu, the league’s top player, also got out to a solid start with a 68 to leave her tied for 8th, and Ha Neul Kim continues her comeback after shooting a 69.

So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu

Sun Ju Ahn had a mediocre start, shooting a 71 to leave her tied for 45th.  LPGA guest Jin Joo Hong started well with a 4 under par 68.

Jin Joo Hong

Jin Joo Hong

Two more rounds to go!

Scores:
1. Yu Na Park 66 -6
Jung Eun Lee 5 66 -6
Hee Kyung Seo 66 -6
Ae Ri Pyun 66 -6
5. Chae Young Yoon 67 -5
Hyun Hwa Shim 67 -5
Yoon Hee Jo 67 -5

Notables:
8. Aram Cho 68 -4
Jin Joo Hong 68 -4
So Yeon Ryu 68 -4
Da Na Kang (R) 68 -4
Hae Jung Kim 68 -4
Seon Hwa Lee 2 (R) 68 -4
18. Ha Neul Kim 69 -3
Bo Mee Lee 69 -3
29. Hyun Hee Moon 70 -2
Hye In Lee 70 -2
Shin Ae Ahn 70 -2
Bobea Park 70 -2
45. Soo Young Moon 71 -1
Hye Youn Kim 71 -1
He Yong Choi 71 -1
Ji Na Lim 71 -1
Sun Ju Ahn 71 -1
Bo Kyung Kim 71 -1
62. Ran Hong 72 Even
Soo Jin Yang (R) 72 Even

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