Two of the eight South Korean players won their first round of group play at the Bank of Hope Match Play on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf 토토사이트(LPGA) Tour. Ji-hee Shin and Ji-eun Shin will look to make it back-to-back wins in the second round of group play on Saturday (June 26), while Lee Jeong-six, An Na-lin, Hong Ye-eun, Kim Se-young, Hae-ran Hae and Kim Ah-rim will be in search of their first victory.
The tournament will feature a total of 64 players in 16 groups of four, with the winner of each group advancing to the round of 16. In Group 8, Ji-hee Ji won the lone match in the first round and currently sits atop the group. She will face Maddie Jerich (CAN) in the second round of the group stage. She is in need of a win after drawing with Lynn Grant (SWE) in her first round match. (*Group 8 JIN HEE JEONG 1 win/LYNN GRANT-MADDY JERIK 1 draw/MATILDA KASTREN 1 loss)
In Group 7, Ji-Eun Shin and Riona Maguire (IRE), both with one win apiece, will face off. Shin defeated Annarin and Maguire defeated Linea Stromm (SWE) in their first round matches to earn a point, so Annarin will face Stromm. (*Group 7 Shin Ji-Eun – Lorna Maguire 1 win / Annarin – Linea Ström 1 loss)
The Korean matchups continue in the second round of group play. Lee Jung-six, who has one draw, and Hong Ye-eun, who has one loss, will face off in a matchup that will be a no-holds-barred affair. They are paired with world No. 8 Brooke Henderson (CAN) and Sofia Schubert (USA) in Group 2. (*Group 2 Brooke Henderson 1 win/Jung Lee 6 – Sophia Schubert 1 draw/Yeun Hong 1 loss)
In Group 13, Kim will face Sarah Kemp (AUS). Kim lost to Pei-Yun Hsien (Chinese Taipei) in the first round, while Sarah Kemp is also 1-0 with a loss to Cheyenne Knight (USA). Kim will need to win the second game to improve her chances of advancing to the Round of 16. (*Group 13 Peiyun Chien – Cheyenne Knight 1 win / Kim Se-young – Sarah Kemp 1 loss)
In Group 15, Hae-ran Hae and Ah-rim Kim, both with one loss apiece, will face Frida Kinhult (SWE) and Lindsey Weaver (USA), respectively, and will need to defeat their opponents to advance to the Round of 16. (*Group 15 Frieda Kinhult-Lindsey Weaver 1 win/Hae Ran Yoo-Kim 1 loss)
The second day of the tournament will be broadcast live on JTBC Golf from 7:45 a.m. on the 26th.