Hyo-Joo Kim, 28, shaved two strokes off the lead for the second straight day at the AIG Women’s Open ($9 million purse), the final major of the season on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
Kim carded three birdies and a bogey for a 2-under 70 on the second day of play at the par-72 Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England, on Monday (Nov. 11). Kim, who shaved two strokes off her first round score, finished with a two-day total of 4-under-par 140.
As of 10 p.m., Allie Ewing (USA), who finished the day at 10-under-par 134, is the leader of the tournament, while Hyo Joo Kim is six shots back in a tie for third place.
After starting the day on the front nine, Kim got off to a slow start with a bogey at the second (par-4), but never looked back, adding three more birdies. She picked up her first birdie of the day at the seventh (par-4) and added birdies at the 11th (par-5) and the final 18th (par-4).
It was her second straight day of solid play at under par, but she was disappointed that her putts were a little off on birdie opportunities on the back nine and that 메이저토토사이트 she couldn’t shave more strokes off her score.
Kim, who has five career wins on the LPGA Tour, is winless this year with two runner-up finishes. She was runner-up at the Amundi Evian Championship, the fourth major of the season, in France in July. Her most recent victory came at the Lotte Championship in April last year.