A-lim Kim (27) took the lead by one stroke with her long hitting power at the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season.
On the 22nd (Korean time), on the second day of the tournament held at The Club at Carlton Woods (par 72) in Woodlands, Texas, USA, Kim A-rim hit 7 under par 65 with 8 birdies and 1 bogey, and tied for 2 with a median total of 8 under par 136 strokes. She led the greats Lilia Vu and Megan Kang (above USA) by one stroke.
As a result, Kim A-rim will challenge her second tour career victory in three years following her 2020 US Women’s Open victory. Kim A-rim won two victories at the 2018 OK Savings Bank Pak Se-ri Invitational and the 2019 Munyeong Queen’s Park Championship when she played on the domestic stage. 메이저놀이터
Kim A-lim, who could only reduce one stroke on her first day, showed off her explosive performance that day. Kim A-rim, who caught a birdie on the stepping stone bridge in the 2nd and 4th holes, added consecutive birdies in the 8th and 9th holes, reducing 4 strokes in the first half alone. She then bogeyed 10 holes, her first hole in the second half, but took the lead with only four birdies on the remaining holes.
Her average driving distance on this day of Kim A-rim reached 272 yards, and she was good enough to hit the regular on 15 out of 18 holes. She fell into a bunker once but made a sand save and only made 26 of her putts.
Nellie Corda (USA), who is ranked second in the world, reduced two strokes to five birdies and three bogeys to record a median total of 6 under par, 138 strokes, and was tied for fourth place with Patty Tabathanakit (Thailand), who scored 5 under par that day. Chien Feiyun (Taiwan), who took the lead on the first day, failed to reduce a single stroke until the 14th hole before the game was suspended due to the sunset, and tied for 6th place with an interim total of 5 under par. The game was suspended for two hours due to a lightning warning, so 31 players could not finish the game.
Kim Hyo-joo (28) reduced two strokes two days in a row and tied for 10th place with Celine Boutier (France) and others with a median total of 4 under par and 140 strokes. Choi Woon-jeong (32), who tied for second place on the first day, lost one stroke and tied for 17th with Ji Eun-hee (36) and Choi Hye-jin (23) with an interim total of 3 under par and 141 strokes.
Ko Jin-young (27), who is ranked third in the world ranking, reduced one stroke to three birdies and two bogeys, and was ranked tied for 36th with a median total of 1 under par and 143 strokes. Jeon In-ji (29), who was sluggish with a 6-over par on the first day, passed the cut by hitting a 6-under par on the day and tied for 48th with a median total of even par of 144. However, world No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) lost 4 strokes until the 16th hole before the game was suspended due to sunset, and is likely to miss the cut with an average total of 3 over par.