Posted by: happyfan08 | April 15, 2010

KLPGA: 2010 Lotte Mart Open Rd 3

Round three started with Hyun Joo Lee holding a slim one shot lead over Hee Kyung Seo, Soo Jin Yang and rookie Yoon Kyung Hur.  But as the round developed, a surprising new player vaulted over those players into contention.  The golfer was Bo Bae Kim.  Kim started the day at 3 under, tied for fifth.  But a 4 under par 32 on the front nine moved her to 7 under and the lead.  She wound up finishing with a 67 and posted an 8 under total that would be tough to beat.

Bo Bae Kim

Hyun Joo Lee and Soo Jin Yang both struggled.  Lee was even par on the front nine, but made three bogies early on the back to fall out of contention.  Yang was four over on the front nine and fell right out of the top ten.  But rookie Hur and superstar Seo were in contention to the bitter end.

Hyun Joo Lee

Both were a shot behind Kim when they reached the par 5 18th hole.  Amazingly, it was Hur who made the birdie to tie Kim; Seo made par and had to settle for solo third.

Yoon Kyung Hur

Hee Kyung Seo

So the playoff was between two players each seeking their first win on tour.  They were both doubtless nervous, but didn’t show it, both making birdies on the par 5 18th, the first playoff hole.  But the second time through, Bo Bae again made a birdie, while Hur settled for a par.  So congratulations to Bo Bae Kim on her win!!!

Bo Bae Kim

Soo Young Moon also had a nice move, going from a tie for 15th to solo fourth thanks to a final round 68.  Bo Mi Lee, last week’s winner, launched a spectacular charge – thanks to her final round 65 – to vault from well back to a tie for 8th.

Scores:

1. Bo Bae Kim 71-70-67 -8 *won two hole playoff
2. Yoon Kyung Hur 70-69-69 -8
3. Hee Kyung Seo 70-69-70 -7
4. Soo Young Moon 74-70-68 -4
5. Ae Ri Pyun 70-71-72 -3
Il Hee Lee 71-71-71 -3
Hyun Joo Lee 68-70-75 -3

Notables:
8. Bo Mi Lee 74-75-65 -2
Ran Hong 74-69-71 -2
11. Sung Ah Yim 70-73-72 -1
12. Bo Kyung Kim 74-72-70 Even
Soo Jin Yang 70-69-77 Even
Shin Ae Ahn 74-71-71 Even
Jeong Jang 70-73-73 Even
17. Sun Young Yoo 75-67-75 +1
23. Ha Neul Kim 72-74-72 +2
28. Jung Min Lee (R) 74-75-70 +3
Hee Young Park 75-76-68 +3
33. Choo Young Park (R) 78-73-69 +4
Ji Na Lim 76-71-73 +4
37. Seon Hwa Lee 2 75-73-73 +5
40. Jin Joo Hong 76-74-72 +6
44. Aram Cho 75-74-74 +7
48. HJ Choi 81-69-74 +8
Bo Mi Suh 74-74-76 +8
55. Ji Yeon Lee 75-75-76 +10
56. Kyeong Bae 73-75-79 +11
57. Hye In Lee 79-71-78 +12

Missed Cut:
Hyun Hee Moon 82-71 +9
Jee Young Lee 77-77 +10
Jung Eun Lee 5 79-75 +10
He Yong Choi 82-73 +11
So Yeon Ryu 75-80 +11

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  1. […] 2 (3:45 am): Nice 1st win for Bo Bae Kim upon a KLPGA. Final-round 67 as well as a span of birdies in a 2-hole playoff is not as well […]


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