Lee Minjee leads the BMW Ladies Championship

The 66-bogey non-bogey scoreboard helped the Australian golfer to top the score at -6 after the first round of the LPGA Tour BMW Ladies Championship in Busan.

Through 18 holes on October 24, Lee recorded a total of six birdies, equally divided by each halfway. This round, the 23-year-old golfer delivered an average of 257 yards, won the fairway in 11 of 14 holes, onto the green according to the standard (GIR) in 16 of 18 holes and played the ball 28 times.

Lee is currently ranked seventh in the LPGA Tour in terms of GIR specifications. On the female world rankings – Rolex Ranking, golfer born in Perth, Australia holds the eighth position. Over the five years present at LPGA Tour, she has a total of 45 times finished in the top 10 (including 7 times since the beginning of 2019) and crowned 5 times among them, reaching a prize of 5.82 million USD .

“Today it is sunny and rainy, there is wind. The conditions are not favorable. However, I still succeed every time I have to save par points after failing GIR,” Lee commented on the first day of competition. her fairies.

The opening round saw four people sharing the second position at -5. The group has up to three indigenous golfer including Lee Seung Yeon, the best rookie of the season Lee6 Jeongeun and the world number one Ko Jin Young, alongside Danielle Kang – who just won Buick LPGA in Shanghai last weekend. Lee Seung Yeon once bogey while Lee6, Ko and Kang never scored this point.

A US citizen, but Kang is still Korean, used to be in elementary school in Busan and has a native father. She is also the only American in the top 10 rankings of the first round which comes to 90% from Asia.

Along hitting 68 sticks, seven golfers shared sixth place with a score of -4, including four South Korean faces and two Chinese representatives. The worst transcript of the day belonged to Hsu Wei Ling with 79 sticks. With this achievement, Hsu was at the bottom of the table at +7 in a race of 84 golfers.

After Korea, the LPGA Tour will arrive in Taipei, followed by Japan for two consecutive weeks. The women’s professional golf season will end in the US by closing the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida with a $ 1.5 million prize money for the champion.