Hyang Im and Seon-woo Bae are tied for seventh place after the second day of the Toto Japan Classic ($2 million purse) on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
Im and Bae were five strokes off the pace and tied for seventh place (10-under 134) after the second round of the tournament on Wednesday at the par-72, 6,598-yard Minori Course at Taiheiyo Club in Omitama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Im had five birdies without a bogey, while Bae had six birdies and a bogey.
Since joining the LPGA Tour in 2012, Im has two career victories but hasn’t won since the 2017 Ladies Scottish Open.
A tie for fifth at the Kroger Queen City Championship in September is her best finish and only top-10 of the year.
Bae has four top-10 finishes on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour and two wins on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) Tour in 2019.
Shin Ji-ae, who has 64 career wins, shot a 5-under 67 with one eagle and three birdies without a bogey to tie for 15th.
Shin, who was tied for 10th with Im Hyang and Bae Sun-woo the day before, dropped three strokes to tie for 22nd (8-under 136) with five birdies and two bogeys.
Lee is tied for 29th (7-under 137) and Anna Rin is tied for 40th (6-under 138).
The tournament is co-hosted by the Japan Ladies Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour and features a field of 78 players, 43 from the LPGA Tour and 35 from the JLPGA Tour, who have not missed a cut.
Nasa Hataoka, who has six career wins on the LPGA Tour, is tied for the lead (14-under 130) with Shiho Kuwaki (Japan).
Of the 14 players tied for first through seventh, only four were non-Japanese, including Lin Shiyu (China) in third and Im Hyang, Sunwoo Bae and Jasmine Suwanapura (Thailand) in seventh.
Defending champion Jemma Driver (Scotland) is tied for 22nd (8-under 136). 먹튀검증