Three tied for lead after two rounds at Canadian Women's Am
Gina Kim (USGA photo)
VANCOUVER, B.C. (July 25, 2018) – Gina Kim, Yealimi Noh and Dylan Kim all sit 7 under after the second round of the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Marine Drive Golf Club on Wednesday.
Gina Kim started the day at 4 under then carded three birdies and a bogey on her front nine. She made the turn and fired three more birdies and a bogey to finish with a 3-under 68, one stroke lower than her score on Tuesday.
“I thought it was a fairly solid round. My shots were really consistent, and I managed to play all the smart shots today and the putts were dropping. I’d say overall I was pretty happy with what I came out with,” said the 18-year-old from Chapel Hill N.C.
“This course is narrow and tricky in its own way. Considering yesterday went pretty well I thought why not just continue to go with what I’ve been doing, and I think it worked out again today and I think I’m going to keep going with that for the rest of the week,” she said.
Dylan Kim came in at 2-under today after starting with two birdies and a bogey on her front nine. The 21-year-old from Sachse, Tex. ended strong with a birdie on hole 18.
“I got off to a good start and then I went a little rough in the middle there, but I’m proud of the way I finished. I finished with a birdie and that was really nice. I also had a nice par on hole 17, which is a hard hole, so I’m really glad I got through that one,” she said.
Dylan Kim recorded a 66 on Tuesday to tie Yealimi No’s new course record before Jennifer Kupcho carded a 7-under 64.
“I thought the pins were tougher today, when I was looking at them before my round I was thinking ‘Ok today is going to be a little tougher, I need to be a little bit smarter today,’” said Dylan Kim.
Yealimi Noh from Concord, Calif., also came in at 2 under and had a strong round. She recorded five pars in a row on her front nine before adding a birdie to her scorecard. Right before she made the turn she recorded another birdie on hole 9. She finished her back nine with a bogey and a third birdie.
Tiffany Kong, a former Team Canada Development Squad member, recorded a 3-under 68 to land herself in fourth and as the low Canadian. She sits at 5 under for the tournament, just two strokes behind the lead trio.
ABOUT THE Canadian Women's Amateur
72 hole stroke play championship with a cut to the
70 and ties after two rounds.
This competition is open to female amateur golfers
are members of a golf club belonging to Golf Canada
holds a Gold membership with
Golf Canada or clubs in other countries, which are in
good standing with their respective Associations.
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