Saturday, April 18, 2015

 It's a South Korean takeway in LPGA Hawaii event - first five players come from there

 KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Sei Young Kim shot a 2-under 70 on Friday in wind gusting to 30 mph to take a one-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship.
With the breeze making birdies elusive at Ko Olina, the 22-year-old South Korean player reached 12-under 204 to break out of a first-place tie with I.K. Kim.
Sei Young Kim will take a lead into the final round for the second straight tournament. Two weeks ago, she had a four-shot advantage in the ANA Inspiration and finished fourth in the major championship.
Sei Young Kim won in the Bahamas in February in her second start as an LPGA Tour member.
I.K. Kim was second after a 71. Third-ranked Inbee Park was another shot back after a 69.
The top five are all from South Korea, with Jenny Shin four shots back after a 70, and Chella Choi at 7 under after 71.
American Paula Creamer (72) and Japan's Ai Miyazato (71) were 6 under. Defending champion Michelle Wie (73) had five bogeys and four birdies to fall eight shots back in her home event. 
BRITWATCH: Catriona Matthew and Felicity Johnson are T57 on the 218 mark. The Scot has scored 77, 69 and 72, the English player 73, 72 and 73.
The cut fell at 147. Becky Morgan missed it with 77 and 75 for 152.
Jodi Ewart also missed out with 75-78 for 153