Ji Eun-hee (36) said that the secret to conquering the course for the first major Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars) of the LPGA Tour season lies in the greens.
Ji Eun-hee started from the 10th hole in the second round of the tournament held on the 22nd (Korean time) at The Club Carlton Woods Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (par 72, 6824 yards) in Woodland, Texas, USA, and tied 4 birdies and 3 bogeys to 1 under par. He shot 71 and tied for 17th in the interim total (3 under par).
Ji Eun-hee hit 12 out of 14 fairways and only 11 greens, but her short game was excellent and she only made 27 putts on the green. With this, Choi Hye-jin (23), who reduced two strokes on this day alone, Choi Woon-jung (31), who started as the lead but lost one stroke, and Ataya Titikkun (Thailand), are on a par with Kim A-lim (28), who is leading, and is 5 strokes behind.스포츠토토
Ji Eun-hee, who finished the game, attributed the good results in the last two rounds to the putt duck. “First of all, there was nothing so satisfying about the shot-like part. The putt was still well supported, so I wasn’t able to score that badly.”
The difficult part of the course was the greens. “Here, the green is too small and the undulation around the green is severe, so it is difficult to miss the green. Even if you make a miss, you have to do it in an easy way, so I discuss that with my caddy a lot.”
Ji Eun-hee, who is participating in the weekend game, said, “I prepared a lot because this is my first major tournament this year.” “I have expectations as much as I have prepared myself. The first two rounds weren’t bad, so I wonder if I can get good results if I use a little more sense and improve.”
On Moving Day, it is also a strategy to focus on putting the ball on the green in regular at bats. “I only put 11 on the green today. A little more on the green would make it much easier to hit. Since the course is long, I have to hit a long club on the second shot, so that part is difficult. I think I need to go and practice my shots a lot.”
Out of a total of 132 players, up to 65 who hit a total of 1 over par for two days were caught on the cut line. 11 out of 16 Korean players play on the weekend. JTBC Golf will broadcast all rounds live.