Seiyoung Kim, 4th place on the first day of the LPGA Drive On Championship Lydia Go tied for lead

Kim Se-young (31, Mediheal) tied for 4th place on the first day of the LPGA Tour Drive On Championship (total prize money of $1.75 million).

Seiyoung Kim traded 5 birdies and 1 bogey in the first round of the tournament held at Bradenton Country Club (par 71) in Florida, USA on the 26th (Korean time) and recorded 4 under par 67.

She is two strokes behind her co-leaders, Nelly Korda (USA) and Lydia Ko (New Zealand, 6 under par, 65 strokes).

Kim Se-young, who has a total of 12 wins, has stagnated in the past three seasons without winning a trophy. However, he got off to a good start in his first competition of the 2024 season.

After catching his first birdie in the second hole (par 4) in the first half, he gained momentum by catching three consecutive birdies starting from the 6th hole. Kim Se-young, who lost one more stroke in the 14th hole (par 4), was disappointed to record his only bogey in the 17th hole (par 5).

Rookie Kang Min-ji (25), who earned the right to participate in the first division by finishing 5th in the 2nd Epson Tour prize money last year, also recorded 4 birdies and surprisingly tied for 4th place on the first day with 4 under par.

Lydia Ko, who is attempting to win for the second week in a row, was at the top of the leaderboard with Nelly Korda with 6 birdies and no bogeys.

Lydia Ko, who reached the top at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, the opening game of the 2024 LPGA Tour season last week, continued her upward trend.

Along with Kim Se-young and Kang Min-ji, China’s Yin Luoning (China), Janeti Wanasen (Thailand), and Lucy Lee (USA) tied for 4th place.

Somi Lee (25, Daebang Construction), who finished second in last year’s Qualifying (Q) Series Finals, ranked tied for 14th with a 2-under par 69, followed by rookie Seong Yu-jin (24, Hanwha Q CELLS), Jeon Ji-won (27), and Yoo Hae-ran (23, Daol Finance). group) ranked tied for 25th. 19가이드03

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