Posted by: happyfan08 | October 14, 2010

2010 Hite Cup Championship Rd 1

The KLPGA is contesting the third Major of its season from October 14th thru 17th.  The event is the Hite Cup Championship, and the defending champion, Hee Kyung Seo, is also sponsored by Hite, which made for a nice bit of synergy last year.  This year, however, Seo has had much less success in the Majors.  She missed the cut at the first and was not a factor at the second one.  Can she bounce back this week and get her first win of the season to boot?

Hee Kyung Seo from last year's Hite Cup

Also in the field this week are a bunch of Korean guest stars from other tours, notably Korean legend Se Ri Pak (playing a KLPGA event for the first time in 2 years) and top ten golfer Song Hee Kim from the LPGA.  Mi Jeong Jeon, one of the top guns playing on the Japanese LPGA tour, is also playing.

After round one, it was Jeon who got out to the best start.  She carded a 4 under par 68 to take a share of the lead with two ladies named H. Choi.  Jeon had five birdies and a bogey in her round. 

Mi Jeong Jeon (with Soo Jin Yang)

Her two co-leaders are He Yong Choi and Hye Jung Choi.  He Yong Choi is the 2008 KLPGA Rookie of the Year, but since early in 2009, she has struggled to compete at her former levels.  Hye Jung Choi plays on the LPGA tour normally but has concentrated on the Korean tour this fall.

Hee Kyung Seo did well in her first round, shooting a 69 to put herself just one shot out of the lead.  6 time winner So Yeon Ryu, who has yet to win a KLPGA Major, shot a 70.

Se Ri Pak, alas, did not do so well.  She shot a 3 over par 75 and is in danger of missing the cut.  Song Hee Kim also struggled, shooting a 74.

Se Ri Pak

Three More rounds to go!

Scores:
1. Mi Jeong Jeon 68 -4
He Yong Choi 68 -4
Hye Jung Choi 68 -4
4. Yoo Jin Ji 69 -3
Hee Kyung Seo 69 -3
Ji Na Lim 69 -3
Hyun Hwa Shim 69 -3

Notables:
8. Shin Ae Ahn 70 -2
So Yeon Ryu 70 -2
Hye Youn Kim 70 -2
12. Bo Mee Lee 71 -1
16. Kyeong Bae 72 Even
Yoon Ji Cho (R) 72 Even
Jung Eun Lee 5 72 Even
Ha Neul Kim 72 Even
26. Soo Jin Yang 73 +1
Ran Hong 73 +1
44. Soo Yun Kang 74 +2
Song Hee Kim 74 +2
53. Se Ri Pak 75 +3
Sun Young Yoo 75 +3
Sung Ah Yim 75 +3
59. Ok Hee Ku 76 +4
Joo Mi Kim 76 +4
Hyun Hee Moon 76 +4
85. Jin Joo Hong 78 +6

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Responses

  1. Where are my favoites this week?

    Ji
    NYC
    In-Kyung
    & Hee Young Park?

    Rick Schofield
    Port Ewen, NY


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