|Lim Hee-jeong of South Korea watches her tee shot from the 18th hole during the second round of the BMW Ladies Championship at LPGA International Busan. (Photo from BMW)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] SEOUL: South Korean tour star Lim Hee-jeong has done something that no one else has accomplished at this week's LPGA event in her home country: shoot back-to-back bogey-free rounds. Lim followed her opening round 67 with a 66 at the BMW Ladies Championship on Friday in Busan. After picking up six birdies at the par-72 LPGA International Busan, Lim shares the 36-hole lead with her fellow Korea LPGA (KLPGA) player, An Narin, at 11-under.
They're one stroke ahead of Chun In-gee of South Korea and Danielle Kang of the United States. World No. 2 from South Korea, Ko Jin-young, lurks another stroke back. Lim, who won three KLPGA titles as a rookie in 2019 and added another victory this year, said her game, from tee to green, is in solid shape. "I am really looking forward to the next two rounds," the 21-year-old said. "I always try to get off to a quick start. I birdied the first two holes and that set the tone for the rest of my round."
But Lim also tried to temper her own expectations, saying she is wont to make bogeys as often as she collects birdies. Lim played at the inaugural BMW tournament in 2019 on the same course and tied for sixth then. She said she will draw from that positive experience.