For the first time in a year and two months, South Korean golfers are going all out to win a major trophy on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour .Lee Jeong-jeong, 27, and Yang Hee-young, 34, are tied for second after a 3-under 69 on the first day of the LPGA Tour’s AIG Women’s Open ($9 million purse) at Walton Heath Golf Club (par-72, 6,881 yards) in Surrey, England, on Tuesday (Sept. 10).She is one stroke behind leader Allie Ewing (USA) and tied for second with Charaew Boon chan (Thailand), Perrine Delacourt (France) and Emily Pedersen (Denmark).After finishing the first half with a par streak, Lee made four birdies and one bogey in the second half .Lee traded a birdie on the 11th (par-5) for a bogey on the 12th (par-4) before dropping shots on the 13th (par-4), 16th (par-5) and 18th (par-4).”I focused more on my putts in the second half and made a lot of birdies. I’m very satisfied,” Lee said, “I’m feeling very good right now, so if I can focus on my swing in the remaining three rounds, I should be able to play well.” Lee, the 2019 Rookie of the Year, won the U.S. Women’s Open that year, her only LPGA Tour victory. In 15 tournaments this year, she hasn’t finished in the top 10, with her best finish being a tie for 27th at the U.S. Women’s Open in July. Yang had a roller coaster of a day with one eagle, five birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey. After a double bogey on the ninth (par-3) to start the day at 1-over par, she birdied Nos. 10-13, bogeyed the 14th (par-4) and dropped an eagle putt on the 16th (par-5).”I didn’t hit the shot I wanted to hit and it went over the green,” Yang said of the double bogey, “but (after) two putts circled the cup, so I thought it was just bad luck. I didn’t want to get upset, but I knew I had nine holes left on the back nine and I had to be patient. “”I was lucky that my second shot was close to (the hole),” she said of her eagle, “and when I putted, I was calm and didn’t get greedy, but just had a light-hearted attitude of ‘let’s make a good stroke with good rhythm and speed. ang, who has four wins on Tour, has a best finish this year of a tie for third at the Meyer Classic in June. She has yet to win a major .Last year’s tournament runner-up Jeon In-ji and last week’s Prudential Women’s Scottish Open runner-up Kim Hyo-joo rounded out the top 10, tied for seventh (2-under 70).With three major victories under her belt, Jeon 스포츠토토존 will complete a career grand slam by winning four of the five majors. Jeon’s victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June last year was the last major title won by a South Korean player. “The fans were cheering me on, and it made me feel good and helped me get into a better groove,” said Inji Jeon, who was celebrating her birthday local time. “I want to focus on what I can do and not think the course is too difficult,” she said.

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