Posted by: happyfan08 | May 15, 2010

2010 Taeyoung Cup Korean Women’s Open Rd 2

In round 1 of the Korean Women’s Open, the defending champion and unchallenged best player on the KLPGA, Hee Kyung Seo, played an uncharacteristically terrible round.  Alas, any hope that she might have gotten it out of her system was shattered when she produced an identical 76 on Saturday to miss the cut.  A pretty shocking result, and one that left the championship somewhat up for grabs.

Hee Kyung Seo

It became even more of a free-for-all when So Yeon Ryu also posted a 76 on day 2 to fall to 3 over total and 37th place.  With the second best player on tour also seemingly out of the hunt, who would take charge of the tournament?

As it turned out, the top of the leaderboard got pretty crowded.  At one point there were five players tied for the lead at 5 under, though several stumbled coming into the gate.  The one who didn’t was Bo Kyung Kim.  But breathing down her neck at 4 under are several more solid to great players.  The most notable of these is Bo Mi Lee, who currently leads the Player of the Year standings on tour.

Bo Kyung Kim

Bo Mi Lee

Also at 4 under as the day ended were Soo Jin Yang, a second year player seemingly primed for a great career; Young Ran Jo, who has won before on tour; former LPGA winner Sung Ah Yim; and two amateurs, Soo Yeon Kim and Eun Joo Lee.  Would one of those players claim the title?

Soo Jin Yang

Even more great players lurk just a couple of shots back, including Ran Hong, who led the tournament in the first round, and another LPGA tournament winner, Jin Joo Hong.  This has the makings of a massive clash, but only one player will claim the biggest title on tour.  One more day will tell the tale!

Ran Hong

Scores:
1. Bo Kyung Kim 68-71 -5
2. Young Ran Jo 72-68 -4
Sung Ah Yim 70-70 -4
Soo Jin Yang 70-70 -4
Soo Yeon Kim (A) 68-72 -4
Bo Mi Lee 69-71 -4
Eun Joo Lee (A) 67-73 -4

Notables:
8. Jin Joo Hong 71-70 -3
Ran Hong 67-74 -3
10. Jung Eun Han (A) 73-69 -2
11. Hye Youn Kim 74-69 -1
15. Soo Young Moon 74-70 Even
Ha Neul Kim 73-71 Even
Hyun Hee Moon 73-71 Even
24. Shin Ae Ahn 74-71 +1
Jung Min Lee (R) 76-69 +1
28. He Yong Choi 75-71 +2
Bo Mi Suh 74-72 +2
37. So Yeon Ryu 71-76 +3
40. Aram Cho 74-74 +4
Hyo Joo Kim (A) 78-70 +4
50. Jennie Lee 75-74 +5
59. Jung Eun Lee 5 77-73 +6
72. Ji Na Lim 78-73 +7
74. Hee Kyung Seo 76-76 +8
86. Choo Young Park 77-77 +10
104. Ok Hee Ku 84-73 +17

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