Lee Ga-young took the lead by two strokes in the second round of the KB Financial Star Championship (total prize money of 1.2 billion won)

the fourth major tournament of the 2023 season of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour.

Lee Ga-young hit 3-under-par 69 with 4 birdies and 1 bogey in the second round of the tournament held at Blackstone Icheon Golf Club (par 72) in Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 8th.

Lee Ga-young, who recorded a total of 4 under par and 140 strokes through the second round, beat second place Park Ji-young (27) by two strokes and took the sole lead.

Lee Ga-young debuted on the KLPGA tour in 2019 and achieved steady results without winning for three years until 2021

before winning her long-awaited first win in the Dongbu Construction/Korea Land Trust Championship in October of last year in the fourth year of her debut.

Lee Ga-young, who participated in 22 competitions this year and whose best result was a runner-up finish, is preparing to win his second career win in a major competition.

In particular, at Blackstone Golf Course, where players are having the most difficult time this year

Lee Ga-young was the only player to record a score under par for two days in a row.

Lee Ga-young’s unique stable play shone.

 He played steadily, and when the opportunity came, he did not miss the birdie putt. 

Lee Ga-young took the lead by making a 3.5m birdie in the 2nd hole (par 4) and a 1m birdie in the 4th hole (par 4), and even succeeded in a 6.4m birdie putt in the 8th hole (par 4), showing unrivaled performance. 고스톱사이트

He recorded his first bogey of the day at the 12th hole (par 4), as his second shot went into the rough

but Lee Ga-young made up for it with a birdie by hitting the second shot at a distance of 1.2m from the pin at the 14th hole (par 4), and played the remaining holes. He blocked it with par and maintained the lead.

On this day, only three players recorded a total of under par in the second round: Lee Ga-young, Park Ji-young, and Lee Ye-won (20). In particular, Park Ji-young swept 6 birdies and made only 1 bogey, setting the daily best score with 5 under par 67 strokes.

Park Ji-young, who is chasing leader Lee Ga-young by two strokes with a total of 2 under par at 142 strokes, has the opportunity to become the first to reach her third win this season.

Lee Ye-won, who recorded two wins this year with Park Ji-young and is ranked first in the prize money rankings

threatened Lee Ga-young with only two birdies until the 14th hole

but made a three-putt on the 16th hole (par 3) and ended up with a double bogey. 

Lee Ye-won, who recorded a bogey on the last 18th hole (par 5) and lost one stroke on the day, was in sole 3rd place with a total of even par 144 strokes.

Kim Hee-ji (22) and Han Ji-won (22) tied for 4th place with 1 over par 145 strokes, and Seong Yu-jin (23)

who was joint leader in the first round, lost 3 strokes and tied for 6th place with Lee Da-yeon (27) (2 over par 146 strokes). was located in

Seo Yeon-jeong, 28, who won her first win 10 years after her debut at the KG Ladies Open last week, tied for 8th place (4 over par, 148 strokes).

Park Min-ji (25), who is trying to win the tournament for the second time in a row, recorded a decent score of even par on this day and was ranked tied for 18th place (5 over par, 150 strokes), raising her ranking by 34 places.

 Kim Su-ji (27), who was aiming for her second consecutive major win following the Hanwha Classic, is also tied for 18th place.

Meanwhile, the cutoff on this day was decided at 11 over par.

 Kim Min-byeol (19), competing for the Rookie of the Year award, tied for 28th place (7 over par, 151 strokes), and Bang Shin-sil (19) also succeeded in passing the chin-up cut with a tie for 61st place (11 over par, 155 strokes). Hwang Yu-min (20), who ranks first in the Rookie of the Year rankings, was unable to advance to the third round as he ranked 86th (15 over par, 159 strokes).

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