Kim Sei-young took first place alone on the first day of the LPGA Tour Cognitive Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars)안전놀이터.
In the first round of the tournament held at the Upper Montclair Country Club (par 71) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 12th, Kim Sei-young scored only 6 birdies without bogey, and she shot 6 under par 65. Kim Se-young, who was one stroke ahead of solo runner-up Yoo Hae-ran, was aiming for 13 wins on the tour in two years and six months after the Pelican Championship in November 2020. Kim Sei-young showed a good overall performance, catching four consecutive birdies from the 12th to the 15th hole that day.
Korean players occupied the top of the leaderboard on the first day. Newcomer Yoo Hae-ran ranked second with a 5-under-par 66, while Ko Jin-young and Choi Hye-jin tied for third place with a 4-under-par 67.
In this tournament, Korean players have recently shown exceptionally strong performances. Kim Hyo-joo won in 2015, Kim Se-young in 2016, Park In-bi in 2018, and Ko Jin-young reached the top in 2019 and 2021.
On the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour ATT Byron Nelson (total prize money of 9.5 million dollars), where Korean players were strong, Noh Seung-yeol swung an 11-under-par 60 stroke on the first day to take the lead.
On the same day, in the first round of the tournament held at TPC Craig Ranch (par 71) in McKinney, Texas , Noh Seung-yeol scored 1 eagle and 9 birdies without a bogey. tied for second place. Kim Si-woo tied for 10th with a 6 under par 65 strokes.