Lydia Ko, who is trying for 3 consecutive wins… Starts in 17th place tied with Jinyoung Ko
World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) started with a no-bogey play on the first day of the LPGA Tour Honda LPGA Thailand and tied for 17th.
On the first day of the tournament held at Siam Country Club Old Course (par 72) near Pattaya, Thailand on the 23rd, Lydia Ko caught 4 birdies without bogey and tied for 17th place with 4 under par 68 with Ko Jin-young, Anna Lin and Nellie Korda (USA). . She is three strokes behind Hataoka Nasa (Japan), Jennifer Cupcho (USA), Anna Norquist (Sweden), Shiyurin (China), and Jarabi Bunchant (Thailand), who tied for the lead with a 7 under par 65 strokes.
Lydia Ko is trying to win her third consecutive win in this tournament. If Lydia Ko, who won two consecutive victories at the CME Group Tour Championship, the final match of last year’s LPGA Tour season, and last week at the European Women’s Tour 메이저사이트(LET) Aramco Saudi Ladies International, lifts the trophy this week, she will win three consecutive victories and four victories out of her last five matches.
The only time Lydia Ko recorded her over par was her 1 over par 72 at the Dana Open on September 2 last year. If you include the first round on this day, she is recording a score in the 60s for 7 consecutive rounds. Lydia Ko is three points short of her Hall of Fame induction and is expected to qualify by the end of the year at the current pace. At 25 years old, Lydia Ko is likely to become the youngest person ever to be inducted.
Among Korean players, Shin Ji-eun had the best start with a 6-under 66. Shin Ji-eun took 6 birdies without a bogey and tied for 6th place with Lilia Bu (USA), who finished runner-up at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International last week. Kim Hyo-joo, who made birdies in the last three holes in a row, started with a 5-under-par 67, tied for ninth with Ataya Titikun (Thailand) on the home course.
Ko Jin-young, who struggled last year due to a wrist injury, turned on the green light for a comeback by hitting a 4-under-par 68 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey in her first comeback in three months. After the game, Ko Jin-young said, “I am satisfied with my play today. He played better than I thought,” he said. “I think his swing came out better on the course than I expected.”
Ji Eun-hee, the “eldest sister”, started with a 3-under par of 69, tied for 28th with Kim Se-young and Choi Hye-jin. Jeon In-gee is tied for 48th with Yang Hee-young, who won the tournament three times, with a 1-under 71. Lee Jung-eun 6 tied for 56th with Lee Min-ji (Australia) with an even par. Only 72 players competed in this event and there is no cut-off.