South Korea’s Hye Jin Choi, 24, is tied for 16th place on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour’s Maybank Championship after seeing her gains halted by inclement weather on the first day.
Choi carded five birdies and one bogey for a 4-under 68 in the first round at the par-72 Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday.
Choi is tied for 16th place, five shots behind leader Jasmine Suwanapura (Thailand), who shot a 9-under 63.
Choi started the day on the par-5 10th hole and finished the front nine with two birdies and a bogey. Her par streak continued with three consecutive birdies on the third (par-5), fourth (par-3) and fifth (par-5) holes.카지노사이트
However, play was suspended due to inclement weather and resumed a short time later. With her flow interrupted, Choi finished the first round with pars on her final four holes.
World No. 3 Ko Jin-young (28-Solare) carded a 3-under 69 and is tied for 22nd with Kim Ah-rim (28-Hanwha Q CELLS) and Kim Se-young (30-Medihill). Ko was cruising with a four-stroke lead before a double bogey on the 17th (par-4) set her back, but she birdied the final 18th (par-5).
An Na-lin (27, Mediheal), Lee Im-hyang (30, Volvik) and Shin Ji-eun (31, Hanwha Q CELLS) are tied for 40th at 2-under 70.