South Korea’s Hyo-Joo Kim, 28, raised hopes of an upset victory by moving into a tie for third place, one shot off the lead, after the third round of the AIG Women’s Open ($9 million), 카지노사이트 the final major of the season on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
Kim carded six birdies and two bogeys for a 4-under 68 in the third round at Walton Heath Golf Club (Par 72) in Surrey, England on Wednesday (Sept. 12).
With an 8-under-par 208 total, Kim is tied for third place with Angel In (USA). They are one stroke behind leaders Lilia Boo (USA) and Charley Hull (England), who are both at 9-under 207, a gap that could be overcome in the final round.
Kim has five career wins on the LPGA Tour, but her only major victory came at the 2014 Evian Championship. This will be her first major championship in nine years.
Kim played well in the windy conditions. She got off to a shaky start with a bogey at the first, but settled in with a string of pars and a birdie at the seventh. The first half was even par.
After a birdie on the 10th (par-4), the first hole of the second round, Hyoju Kim slipped back with a bogey on the 11th (par-5).
However, he adapted perfectly to the strong winds in the second half, birdieing the 13th (par-4) and then three consecutive birdies from the 15th (par-4) to quickly move up the leaderboard.
On the 17th hole (par-3), she made a long putt of about 13 meters, drawing cheers from the gallery.
“It was one of the windiest days of the tournament, so I struggled, but I was able to focus well in the second half and finish with a good score,” Kim said afterward, “My short game and putting were really good. It was a satisfying day and I hope I can carry that into tomorrow.”
“Before the tournament, my sister (Ji) Eun-hee and I went to a nearby grocery store and ate pork belly,” he said, adding, “I feel stronger when I eat meat.”
With strong winds forecast for the fourth round, Kim said, “I think it will be good if I can read the wind well and get lucky with my long putter like today,” adding, “The wind is not just blowing at me, so I have to play well.”
Veteran Ji-Ae Shin (35-Suburban) was also in action. 온라인카지노 Shin added five birdies and two bogeys on the day for a 3-under-par total of 5-under 211 and is tied for seventh with Andrea Lee (USA).
Shin, who has been on a roll this season with two wins on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour and a runner-up finish at the U.S. Women’s Open in July, continued her good form at the tournament.
“The wind was strong, so I aimed far and played long,” she said. “I tried to believe in myself, and it worked out well. It was also encouraging to see so many Koreans here.”
Yang Hee-young (34) also jumped to the top of the leaderboard with a ‘daily best’ of five under par.
Yang, who was in fine form with eight birdies on the day, is tied for ninth with world No. 1 Nelly Koda (USA) at 4-under 212.
Lee Jung-six (27-Daebang E&C) is tied for 15th at 2-under 214, while world No. 2 Ko Jin-young (28-Solare) faltered after dropping two shots on the day and slipped to a tie for 17th at 1-under 215.
Chasing a “career grand slam,” Jeon faltered in the third round, finishing at 6-over par with three birdies, 카지노사이트존 five bogeys and two double bogeys to fall out of contention at 4-over par 220 and tied for 61st.