Yoo Hae-ran hit an even-par 71 with four birdies and four bogeys in the second round of the tournament held at Evian Resort Golf Club par 71 in Evian Levin, France, on the 29th. 토토 Yoo Hae-ran, who had a total of 4-under 138, finished seventh alone, three strokes behind Celine Butier of France.
The game was played in strong winds of 25 to 32 kilometers per hour, and there were many players who lost their strokes due to the difficult pin position, and even if they reduced the number of strokes a little, they could raise the ranking. World No. 1 Ko Jin-young also reduced her ranking by only one stroke by combining three birdies and two bogeys, raising her ranking from 35th the previous day to 12th 2 under par 140 strokes.
Ko Jin-young’s start was shaken, making consecutive bogeys from the start of the first hole par 4 and the second hole par 3. However, after catching a stepping stone birdie on the 10th hole par 4 and the 12th hole par 4, he birdied the 17th hole (par 4) with an accurate second shot to make an under par and finish the game. Of the 131 players who played that day, only 14 recorded under par.
Yoo Hae-ran said, It was really difficult because the wind was so strong and the location was difficult, and the rough was getting tough. I’m satisfied that I finished without losing my at-bats, he said. I’ll try to make as many birdie opportunities as possible in the remaining two rounds.
Yoo Hae-ran, who made her debut as a rookie this year after passing the LPGA Tour Qualifying Series last year, is ranked first in the Rookie of the Year rankings with the top 105 times in 14 competitions. In major tournaments, eighth place at the US Women’s Open earlier this month is the best performance.
Ko Jin-young, who is five strokes away from the leading Boutier, can also compete for the championship. Ko Jin-young, who won two games this year, aims to win three games of the season after the Cognitive Founders Cup in May. It will also challenge to win a major championship four years after winning the tournament in 2019.
Kim Soo-ji 27 and Kim A-rim (28), who play on the KLPGA Tour, lost three strokes side by side, falling from tied for sixth to tied for 19th 1 under par 141 strokes). Park Sung-hyun 30 reduced one stroke to raise the ranking from 64th to 22nd.
Kim Hyo-joo 28 tied for 28th place 1 over par 143 strokes from 50th place even after losing one stroke, and Jeon In-ji 29 also hit 1 over par, but the players struggled greatly in difficult conditions, rising from 64th to 39th 2 over par 144 strokes.
Park Min-ji 25, ranked second in the KLPGA Tour’s prize money rankings, lost four strokes and fell to tied for 39th. Shin Ji-ae 35, who currently plays on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association JLPGA Tour but has won the tournament in 2010, managed to pass the cut with a joint 65th place 4 over par 146 strokes.
Butier tied four birdies and two bogeys to reduce two strokes and take the sole lead with a total of 7-under 135. She beat Patty Tawatanakit of Thailand and Yuka Saso of Japan, who tied for second place with a 6-under 136. He could be the first French player to win an LPGA Tour major tournament in his country.
In addition, Hataoka Nasa Japan, Gabi López Mexico, and Alison Lee USA are tied for fourth place 5-under 137 strokes. Paula Rito South Africa), who took the surprise lead with a 7-under-par in the first round, lost four shots and fell to joint eighth place 3-under-par 139. Defending champion Brooke Henderson Canada is also tied for eighth.
Ko Jin-young, who has been ranked No. 1 in the world for the longest time for 163 weeks, may be threatened with this position depending on the results of the tournament, but her competitors’ performance is not very good. World No. 2 Nelly Koda of the U.S. was tied for 28th 1 over par 143 with 2 over par, while world No. 3 Lydia Ko of New Zealand slipped from 2nd to 22nd even par 142 with 5 over par.