‘Bentley Girl’ Seo Yeon-jeong has a chance to win her first title on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour.
Seo carded 10 birdies and one bogey for a 9-under 63 in the second round of the KG Ladies Open ($800,000) at the par-72 Sunny Point Country Club in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, on Sunday.
With an 11-under-par 133 total, Seo heads into the final round with a two-stroke lead over tied for second place Hwang Yoo-min and Noh Seung-hee (both 10-under 134).
Seo made her KLPGA Tour debut in 2014 and never lost a seed in her 10th season until this year.
However, her five runner-up finishes are her best, and she has yet to win a title. This year, she finished runner-up at the E1 Charity Open in May.
Seo made a hole-in-one at the 2011 Hanwha Classic on the same hole where her Bentley was injured. However, because she was an amateur at the time, the nickname “Bentley Girl” stuck with her.
If she holds the lead on the final day, she will win her first KLPGA Tour title in just her 260th career start. The player with the most tournaments to win her first KLPGA Tour title is An Song, who reached the top of the leaderboard in her 237th event.
Seo’s 9-under-par score was one stroke shy of the tournament record of 10-under-par. “I knew that 10-under-par was the course record. But I thought it was impossible to go over 10-under par, so I played with my mind down, and that’s why I was able to finish with a good score.”
She added, “Winning is not something you think about. I want to play comfortably on the last day. However, I will attack the course aggressively instead of playing passively.”
Hwang Yoo-min will be looking for her 메이저토토사이트 second win in two months after winning the Daewoo Women’s MBN Women’s Open in July. Noh Seung-hee will be looking for her first win on the KLPGA Tour.
Defending champion Hwang Jung-mi and last week’s major, the Hanwha Classic, winner Kim Soo-ji, are tied for sixth (7-under 137) with Ko.
Park Min-ji, Park Ji-young, and Lim Jin-hee, all looking for their third win of the season, are tied for ninth at 6-under 138.