In the CME Group Tour Championship, the final event of the LPGA Tour season, Lee Jung-eun took the lead on the first day.
In the first round of the tournament held at Tiburon Golf Club (par 72) in Naples, Florida, USA, Lee Jung-eun swung eight birdies without bogey.
Lee Jung-eun, who took the lead by beating the second-placed group such as Kim Se-young by one stroke, inflated expectations for her second LPGA Tour title after two years and five months after winning the 2019 US Women’s Open.
Jeong-eun Lee never missed the fairway and cooked the course with computer shots that hit 100% of the greens.
Jeong-eun Lee, who finished her search with a par streak to the 5th hole, took the 6th hole (par 4) birdie as a signal and swept 8 birdies from 13 holes.
In particular, the so-called ‘cycle birdie’ was drawn on the 16th (par 3), 17th (par 5), and 18th holes (par 4).
Sei-Young Kim, who won this tournament in 2019, recorded a 7-under 65 and laid the foundation for reclaiming the title in two years.
Se-Young Kim, who recorded 9 birdies and 2 bogeys, had the opportunity to shake off the regret of her first overtime defeat at the Pelican Championship on the 15th since entering the LPGA Tour.
Celine Boutier (France), Jennifer Cupcho and Mina Harigae (USA) also tied for second place with Kim Se-young.
In the first match between Nelly Corda (USA) and Jin-young Ko (26), who are competing for the first place such as the prize money king, player of the year, and world rankings No.
Coda tied 8 birdies and 2 bogeys to finish tied for 6th at 6-under par, continuing her rise to 4 wins in the season at the Pelican Championship.
Jinyoung Ko, who played with Koda, added 5 birdies and 2 bogeys to tie 26th at 3-under.
Yoo So-yeon cut six strokes and was prepared to jump into the championship race, and Ji Eun-hee also strengthened with a 5-under par.
Kim Hyo-joo, Jeon In-ji, and Choi Woon-jeong hit 3-under 69.
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