Posted by: happyfan08 | May 14, 2010

2010 Taeyoung Cup Korean Women’s Open Rd 1

The Korean Women’s Open is arguably the most important women’s golf event that takes place in Korea annually.  It is the oldest Major on the KLPGA tour, and the first one contested each year.  This year it takes place between May 14 – 16, and thus the first round has been completed.

The defending champion is Hee Kyung Seo, but she did not get out to a very good start in round one.  She began with an uncharacteristic 4 over par 40 on the front nine.  Though she was even par on the back nine, she still finds herself tied for 66th after Friday’s action.  She will have a herculean task ahead of her to get back into the competition.

Hee Kyung Seo

So Yeon Ryu, the KLPGA’s second best player, has yet to win a Major in her career.  She got out to a solid start on day one, carding a one under par 71 to sit tied for tenth.

So Yeon Ryu (w/ Hee Kyung Seo)

The leaders after day one are Ran Hong and Eun Joo Lee, who both shot 67s.  Hong has multiple wins on the KLPGA, but is also looking for her first Major triumph.  Lee is an amateur; a win by her would be quite a story in itself.

Ran Hong

Eun Joo Lee

In fact, amateurs had quite a day on Friday.  Tied for third is another amateur, Su Yeon Kim, at 4 under.  Jung Eun Han, who finished second at last week’s KLPGA event, shot a 73 and is tied for 21st, while Hyo Joo Kim, who was tied for third last week, struggled with a 6 over par 78.

Among other notable names, Bo Mi Lee carded a 69 and is in perfect position to claim her own first Major win.

Two more rounds to go!

Scores:
1. Ran Hong 67 -5
Eun Joo Lee (A) 67 -5
3. Soo Yeon Kim (A) 68 -4
Bo Kyung Kim 68 -4
5. Ye Song Lee 69 -3
Bo Mi Lee 69 -3
Sung Hyun Lee (R) 69 -3

Notables:
8. Sung Ah Yim 70 -2
Soo Jin Yang 70 -2
10. Jin Joo Hong 71 -1
So Yeon Ryu 71 -1
21. Jung Eun Han (A) 73 +1
Ha Neul Kim 73 +1
Hyun Hee Moon 73 +1
34. Hye Youn Kim 74 +2
Bo Mi Suh 74 +2
Aram Cho 74 +2
Ji Na Lim 74 +2
Shin Ae Ahn 74 +2
Soo Young Moon 74 +2
48. Bo Bae Kim 75 +3
He Yong Choi 75 +3
66. Hee Kyung Seo 76 +4
Jung Min Lee (R) 76 +4
71. Choo Young Park 77 +5
Jung Eun Lee 5 77 +5
80. Seon Hwa Lee 2 78 +6
Hyo Joo Kim (A) 78 +6
96. Hye In Lee 79 +7
106. Ok Hee Ku 84 +12

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Responses

  1. Is there an English-language site to keep up with KLPGA leaderboards, either live scoring or after a round has been completed?

    Thanks for your help.

    John G.

  2. As far as I know, there is no English language scoring for most KLPGA events (occasionally they have one for special events, usually co-sanctioned). Sorry!


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