Kim Hyo-joo (28, Lotte) 토스카지노cruised toward her second consecutive victory at the LPGA Lotte Championship.
Kim Hyo-joo hit 4 under par in the first round of the Lotte Championship (total prize money of 2 million dollars, championship prize of 300,000 dollars) held at Ohakalei Country Club (par 72) in Ewa Beach, Hawaii on the 13th (Korean time) and rose to the lead.
Kim Hyo-joo caught 8 of his birdies but committed 4 bogeys. Kim Hyo-joo was tied for the lead with Hataoka NASA (Japan) and Bailey Tardy (USA).
Attention is focusing on whether Kim Hyo-joo will win her second consecutive championship. Kim Hyo-joo, who won her 5th LPGA Tour victory in this event in April last year, has not won since.
However, Kim Hyo-joo is in good condition, participating in three competitions this year and entering the top 10 in all of them.
It is noteworthy that she will win her second straight tournament for the first time in her golfing career, Kim Hyo-joo. She has 14 wins on the KLPGA Tour for Hyo-Joo Kim and 5 wins on the LPGA Tour in her career, but she has never succeeded in winning the same tournament twice in a row.
As the afternoon group game continued in Hawaii, LPGA newcomers Yoo Hae-ran and Park Geum-gang recorded 2 under par and Park Seong-hyun recorded 1 under par.