“The preparations were already completed during practice.”
The majesty of Kim A-lim (28, Hanwha Q CELLS), the “King of Long Hits,” shines even more on difficult courses. He also showed off his overwhelming performance at the Chevron Championship (total prize money of 5.1 million dollars), his first major tournament of the season.
Kim A-rim made 8 birdies and 1 bogey in the 2023 LPGA Tour Chevron Championship Round 2 held at The Club at Carleton Woods (par 72, 6824 yards) in Woodland near Houston, Texas on the 22nd (Korean time). He finished with a 7-under-par 65.
Kim A-rim, who recorded an interim total of 8 under par and 136 strokes, took the lead by one stroke over Meghan Kang and Lilia View (above, USA, 7 under par 137 strokes), who were tied for second place.
Kim A-lim is famous as a long hitter representing the Korean Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA). She won three domestic wins and participated as an invited player. Since then, she has become an official member of the LPGA Tour, and A-lim Kim, who had been quiet, showed her true value at Carlton Woods, which is famous for its wild course.
Even at the time of the US Open, she proudly reached the top on a difficult course, and the Ildong Lake Golf Club, where the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Championship was held last year, was also a well-known course for being difficult, but Kim A-rim stood at the highest place. The long course, which is one element of measuring difficulty, was not a problem for Kim A-rim, and on this day, he was able to reduce the number of strokes aggressively by following the accuracy of iron shots and short games.
Kim A-lim, who tied for 23rd place with 1 under par the day before, raged on this day. The aspect of being stronger in difficult times shone. A-lim Kim, who started with a bogey on the 10th hole (par 4), immediately made an even par on the 11th hole (par 4) and regained her momentum. Kim A-lim, who caught consecutive birdies on the 13th (par 5) and 14th (par 4), reduced another stroke with an elaborate tee shot in the 17th hole (par 3).
She didn’t have a single mistake on her part in the second half. Kim A-rim, who added birdies on holes 2 (par 4) and 4 (par 5), finished the second round with a single lead with consecutive birdies on holes 8 (par 5) and 9 (par 4).
While demonstrating his strength to the extent that his driving distance reached 272 yards (248m), he protected the fairway with a 78.57% chance. As seen in the green hit rate of 83.33% and 26 putts, the sophistication also shone.
According to the LPGA, after the game, Kim A-lim said, “Today the green was soft and the overall speed was slow, so I could play aggressively, so I guess I recorded 7 under par.”
I was full of confidence. “First of all, putting inside 130 yards and inside 6 yards is strong. That’s done appropriately well,” he said. As he said, Kim A-rim’s green attack rarely missed, and he ran with great speed, not only making easy putts, but also dropping them into hole cups from a long distance. 먹튀검증
The secret is to simply think. It’s the most difficult thing, but Kim A-lim said, “My goal is always simple. To be able to do what I planned simply, that’s the goal,” and about the strategy for the 3rd and 4th rounds, “It’s the same. The remaining two days are the best I can do each time.” I will do everything. I think I have already completed my preparations during practice.”
Except for Kim A-lim, no Korean players entered the top 10. Choi Woon-jeong (33, Volvik), who recorded an interim total of 3 under par 141, will enter the third round with Choi Hye-jin (24, Lotte), Ji Eun-hee (37, Hanwha Q Cells), and Ataya Titikun (Thailand) tied for 17th place.
Ko Jin-young (28, Solaire), ranked 3rd in the world, tied for 36th with Kim Se-young (30, Mediheal) and Anna Lin (27, Mediheal) with an interim total of 1 under par and 143 strokes, before becoming a’major queen’ to challenge the career grand slam. Inji (29, KB Financial Group) washed away the sluggish 6 over par in the first round by reducing 6 strokes only with a birdie without bogey. He jumped to a tie for 48th with an even par 144. He stood shoulder to shoulder with Yoo Hae-ran (22, Daol Financial Group).
Meanwhile, the match resumed after a two-hour delay due to heavy rain, but was eventually stopped at 8:00 p.m. local time due to sunset. A total of 31 players failed to complete the second round, so the remaining matches will resume from 7:00 am local time the next day.