Ko Jin-young, co-leader on the second day of the Founders Cup… Challenge to recapture the top in 2 years
World No. 3 Jinyoung Ko (28‧ Solaire) took the lead by reducing 4 strokes on the second day of the Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of $3 million) on the LPGA Tour . Ko Jin-young, who won her second consecutive top spot in this competition in 2019 and 2021, aims to win again in two years.
In the second round of the tournament held at Upper Montclair Country Club (par 72‧6656 yards) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 13th (Korean time), Ko Jin-young caught only 4 birdies without bogey, and she scored 4 under par 68 with 68 strokes. hit
Jinyoung Ko, who posted a total of 8 under par 136, tied for the lead with Sara Kemp (Australia).
Ko Jin-young, who became the champion of this competition in 2019 and 2021, cruised towards her return to the top in two years.
After recording her first win of the season at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March, she only made it to the top 10 twice. Ko Jin-young continued his strong performance in this tournament by writing down 60 hits for two days in a row.
Ko Jin-young showed stable play that day. After catching the first birdie on the 9th (par 5), he gained momentum with consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes. Ko Jin-young, who continued to save par, finished the second day happily with a birdie on the 18th hole (par 4).메이저사이트
Yoo Hae-ran tied for third place by one stroke. ⓒ AFP=News1
On this day, Ko Jin-young missed only one fairway out of 14 shots, and the average driving distance was 278 yards.
LPGA Tour rookie Yoo Hae-ran (22, Daol Financial Group) cut 2 strokes and placed in a tie for 3rd place (7 under par 137 strokes), 1 stroke behind the leader. He stood shoulder to shoulder with ‘defending champion’ Lee Min-ji (Australia) and Aditi Ashok (India).
Choi Hye-jin (24‧Lotte) recorded 5-under 139 strokes (tied for 7th place).
On the other hand, Kim Se-young (30, Mediheal), who was the sole leader on the first day, lost 4 strokes that day and was tied for 29th place with 2 under par and 142 strokes.
World No. 1 Nellie Korda (USA) also missed the cut with a 2-over par of 146.