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Kim Hyo-joo and Yang Hee-young tied for second place at the LPGA Tour Mayer Classic 2R 1 stroke

 Hyo-joo Kim and Hee-young Yang tied for second place in the second round of the LPGA Tour Myer Classic (total prize money of $2.5 million).

On the 17th (Korean time) in the second round of the tournament held at Bliderfields Country Club (par 72, 6,638 yards) in Belmont, Michigan, USA, Kim Hyo-joo tied 8메이저사이트 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 7 under par 65.

Hyo-Joo Kim, who recorded an interim total of 10 under par 134, raised her ranking from the top 20 the previous day to a tie for second place.

Yang Hee-young cut 5 strokes by picking out 5 birdies without a bogey, and tied for 2nd place with 10 under par and 134 strokes.

The sole leader was Furue Ayaka (Japan) with 11 under par and 133 strokes, only one stroke away from Kim Hyo-joo and Yang Hee-young.

Kim Hyo-joo, who finished runner-up at the Shoprite Classic last week, is poised to compete for the title for the second week in a row. Kim Hyo-joo’s latest LPGA Tour victory was the Lotte Championship in April last year.

Yang Hee-young will challenge for the first championship in 4 years and 4 months since Honda Thailand in February 2019.

Kim Hyo-joo has 5 wins on the tour, and Yang Hee-young has 4 wins.

Riona Maguire (Ireland) and Carlota Ziganda (Spain) also tied for second place with 10 under par 134 strokes.

Choi Hye-jin, Yoo Hae-ran, Lee Mi-hyang, and Choi Woon-jeong finished the tournament with a score of 7 under par and 137 strokes, tied for 16th place. With a difference of 4 strokes from the leader, it is a gap that can be pursued in the remaining 3rd and 4th rounds.

Jeon In-ji, who is about to defend her title at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a major tournament next week, missed the cut after finishing in the top 90 with a 1-over par of 145.

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