Arim Kim is tied for third place after the first day of the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s Buick Shanghai ($2.1 million purse).Kim carded six birdies and two bogeys for a 4-under 68 in the first round of the tournament at the par-72, 6,691-yard Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Shanghai, China on Wednesday. Kim, who is tied for third place with fellow Korean-Americans Danielle Kang and Allison Lee (USA) and home-course favorite Liu Yu (CHN), finished the first day two strokes off the lead.
The long-hitting Kim hasn’t won on U.S. soil since winning the U.S. Women’s Open in December 2020, when she topped the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Championship in May for her third career KLPGA Tour victory .Maya Stark (SWE) and Wichani Michai (THA) are tied for first at 6-under 66.Two strokes back of the leaders, there are 10 players in a three-way tie for third place. One of the top three players, Daniel Kang, will be looking for his third straight victory in the event.
The event was canceled from 2020 to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Kang won back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019.Kim is the only other South Korean in a tie for 13th at 3-under 69.South Korean players have won back-to-back LPGA Tour events in the last two weeks, with Hae-ran Hae and Hyo-joo Kim winning the last two, and it would be the third consecutive week with a South Korean victory. The LPGA Tour begins its “Asian Swing” with this event, which will 토토사이트 take it to South Korea, Malaysia, and Japan.