South Korea’s Lee Jeong-eun, Jang Hyo-joon to try for third LPGA win of season after falling behind Thailand

With its status as the top-ranked nation on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour at stake, South Korea will look for its third win of the season.The LPGA Tour will host the Kroger Queen City Championship ($2 million purse) starting on Sept. 7 at the Kendale Course (par 72, 6,515 yards) at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.It’s a chance for South Korea (2 wins), which trails Thailand (3 wins) in wins this season, to make a leap forward.Thailand’s victory at the Portland Classic by Jannetee Wannasan on April 4 local time was their third title of the season, following the Hanwha LifePlus International Crown and the Bank of Hope Matchplay (Pajari Annanarukarn) in May.South Korea, on the other hand, has just two wins, both by Ko, who won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in March and the Cognizant Founders Cup in May.To date, the United States has collected the most trophies (eight), while France, led by Celine Boutier with three wins on the season, is tied for second with Thailand (three).South Korea is tied for third with China (2 wins) and Australia (1 win each for Grace Kim and Hannah Green).Last year, South Korea won just four matches, its fewest since 2011 (three), and is on pace to record its fewest wins since 2000 (two).With world No. 4 Ko Jin-young and No. 6 Kim Hyo-joo out of the tournament, 15 South Korean players, including Lee Jung-eun (27) and Jang Hyo-joon, will be in action.Lee has fond memories of last year’s tournament, where she shot a 9-under 63 in the second round for a 13-under 131 total and the tournament’s 18- and 36-hole scoring records. He finished in a tie for fourth place.Rookie Jang Hyo-jun Jang showed off her ball-striking prowess at the Portland Classic, becoming the only Korean player to finish in the top 10.Kim Se-young, who recorded her best finish of the season (tied for fourth) at the CPKC Women’s Open on March 28, and Lee Im-hyang, who has finished in the top 20 for the last two weeks, are also in good form.Yang Hee-young, who tied for fourth at the AIG Women’s Open, will be making her first start in four weeks.Park Sung-hyun, Shin Ji-eun, An Na-lin, Hae-ran Hae, Lee Jeong-eun (34), 카지노사이트킹 and Choi Hye-jin are also on the roster.

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