Shin Ji-eun (31) tied for the lead on the first day of the LPGA Tour Drive-On Championship (total prize money of $1.75 million)안전놀이터.
On the 24th (Korean time) on the first day of the tournament held at the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club (par 72) in Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA, Shin Ji-eun hit a 7-under-par 65 with 8 birdies and 1 bogey to Allison Lee (USA). , tied for the lead with Gaby Lopez (Mexico). She is one stroke behind Shu Wei-ling (Taiwan) and Jodi Iwat Waldorf (England), who are tied for 4th.
Thanks to her steady winter training, Shin Ji-eun has been frequently at the forefront this year. Shin Ji-eun led the way to the second round at the Honda LPGA Thailand three weeks ago, and took the lead on the first day of this event as well.
Shin Ji-eun, who has been silent for a long time after winning the Texas Shootout in 2016, said after the game, “I liked the play from within 130 yards. When attacking the green, he was careful to drop it within 5m of the pin, and when the ball landed inside it, he read the green well. Putting went well,” said
Ji-eun Shin. After one round of practice on this course, Ji-eun Shin played for the first time on the day, but scored the best score. During my practice round on Monday, I was surprised at how hard the greens were. He was able to play aggressively towards the pin with a short club going into the bottom nine. I made a lot of putts around 4m today, and I was able to catch a lot of birdies because I did well.”
Anna Lin (27) recorded a 5-under-par 67 and started in a tie for 6th place along with Lee Jeong-eun 6 (27), Patty Tabatanakit (Thailand), and Azahara Muñoz (Spain).
They were followed by Ji Eun-hee (37), Kim Se-young (30), and Jeon In-ji ( 29), who scored 3-under-par 69 and tied for 33rd place. With 4 bogies and 2 bogeys, he recorded a 2 under par 70 and started in a tie for 48th place. Ko Jin-young was not in normal condition due to neck pain. Park Seong-hyun (29), who played the first game of the season, also recorded a 2-under-par 70 with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys, and started in a tie for 48th place with Yoo Hae-ran (22), who made his debut on his birthday.