Hyo-joo Kim, good shot for 2nd consecutive victory

April 14, 2023 0 Comments

Kim Hyo-joo committed 4 bogies in the first round of the tournament held on the 13th (Korean time) at Hoaquilay Country Club (par 72, 6,303 yards) in Eva Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, but swept 8 birdies. He shot a 4-under 68. As of this morning, Kim Hyo-joo was tied for the lead with Hataoka Nasa (Japan) and Bailey Tardy (USA).

Kim Hyo-joo won 5 tour victories in this event last year, but he has never succeeded in winning a second consecutive tournament. As a result, he is challenging his first title defense in this tournament. Given that his performance has been very stable this year, the possibility is very high.토스카지노 In fact, Kim Hyo-joo entered the top 10 in all three competitions, including a tie for 10th at the LPGA Tour Honda Thailand, a tie for 8th at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, and a tie for 3rd at the Dio Implant LA Open.

Kim Hyo-joo’s rise is thanks to her long-term iron shot. Kim Hyo-joo is ranked 6th in average strokes (68.5) this season with her elaborate iron shots, and her hit rate on the green is 4th (79.2%).

Kim Hyo-joo made 4 bogeys that day, but she reduced the number of strokes by blocking the number of putts to 26. Three players, including Shibuno Hinako (Japan), are tied for fourth place with a 3-under par of 69, one stroke behind.

Among Korean players, Yoo Hae-ran and Park Geum-gang, both rookies on this year’s tour, recorded 27-under-par 70 strokes, tied for 7th place, showing the possibility of winning in the upper ranks. In particular, Yoo Hae-ran passed the LPGA Tour Qualifying Series last year in first place and entered the US stage this year. Participating in two competitions in March, the best result was a tie for 7th in the Drive-On Championship. Park Keum-gang failed to pass the cut in both tournaments in March.

Park Seong-hyun is tied for 17th with a 1-under 71. Park Seong-hyun, the world’s No. 1 player, has not made a top 10 on the LPGA Tour since finishing 8th at the AIG Women’s Open in August 2019.

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