BUSAN, South Korea — Jin Young Ko could not fairly handle an LPGA Tour scoring report for consecutive rounds within the 60s, however her South Korean compatriots packed the leaderboard after the primary spherical of the BMW Women Championship on Thursday.
Ko had 14 straight under-70 rounds, tying her with Annika Sorenstam (2005) and So Yeon Ryu (2015 to 2017) for probably the most in tour historical past, going into Thursday’s first spherical. However Ko completed with a 1-under 71 after a birdie on the 18th gap on the par-72, 6,726-yard LPGA Worldwide Busan course.
Ko was 7 strokes behind chief Na Rin An, who shot a 64. In Gee Chun and Ju Younger Pak shot 65 and have been tied for second. American Danielle Kang, whose father was born in Busan, shot a 66 and was in a bunch tied for fourth.
Defending champion Ha Na Jang, who gained the Busan match after it was final performed in 2019, shot a 74.
The Busan match is the one Asia occasion within the so-called fall season. The LPGA began out with a four-tournament Asia swing till tournaments in Shanghai, Japan and Taiwan have been both canceled or faraway from the schedule.
There are two tournaments left earlier than the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Florida.