Ko Jin-young started her quest to win back the top of the Cognizant Founders Cup (total prize money of 3 million dollars) on the LPGA Tour.
In the second round of the tournament held at Upper Monclair Country Club (par 71) in Clifton, New Jersey, USA on the 13th, Ko Jin-young hit a 4-under-par 68 to take the lead (8-under 136) with Sarah Kemp (Australia). Ko Jin-young, who won this competition twice in 2019 and 2021, seems to have gone on a two-rabbit hunt of recapturing the top and winning the third championship in two years.
After winning her first win this 토스카지노season at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March, Ko Jin-young, who had only been in the top 10 twice in four competitions and had not had a chance to win two, wrote down 60 at-bats in two days in this competition and looked like a candidate for the championship. showed off his athleticism.
Unlike the first round of the previous day, which had some ups and downs, Ko Jin-young played a clean game that day, picking out 4 birdies without a bogey. Just like the day before, he missed the green three times, but his concentration was outstanding as he did not lose a stroke.
Kemp, who has not yet played a significant role on the LPGA tour, drove a 7-under-par 65 on the day to join the lead.
Rookie Yoo Hae-ran reduced two strokes to enter the third round with a tie for third place (7 under par, 137 strokes), one stroke behind the lead. Lee Min-ji (Australia) and Aditi Ashok (India) tied for third place with Hae-ran Yoo.
Choi Hye-jin shot 1-under-par 71 and tied for 7th place (5-under-par 139), while Shin Ji-eun and Anna Lin, who cut 4 strokes each, rounded the halfway point of the tournament with a tie for 13th place (4 under par 140).
Kim Se-young, who took the lead by hitting 6 under par 66 in the first round, lost 4 strokes and was tied for 29th place (2 under par 142). Kim Se-young, who missed the green 7 times, made only 1 birdie and poured out 5 bogeys.
World No. 1 Nellie Corda (USA) missed the cut after hitting a 2-over-par 74.