BMW Ladies Championship R1

Na Rin An ties tournament record to take lead

BMW Ladies 2021 R1
October 21-24
LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea
$2,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Two-time KLPGA Tour winner Na Rin An shot a 64 on Thursday to take the lead of the BMW Ladies Championship at 8-under, tying the tournament record set by Danielle Kang in the final round of 2019.


BMW Ladies 2021 R1

An, who is playing in just her second LPGA Tour event after a T63 finish at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open, carded nine birdies and a single bogey at the 18th and was pleased with her first day.

“I think overall today, even with my missed shots, I was able to make a nice recovery. And overall I was extremely satisfied with my putting. I think the putting went really well today, and that was behind my strong round. I think in the last event [in 2019] and in this event as well, the greens tend to be faster, and I actually like the greens to be a little fast. And I think because of that I was able to read the green better, and I was able to execute my readings basically on the green better as well.”


BMW Ladies 2021 R1

The Rolex Rankings No. 69 is currently signed up for LPGA Q-Series aiming to earn a place on the LPGA Tour. A win this week would give her LPGA Tour Membership.

“Actually I started golf because I wanted to play on the LPGA Tour. So, yes, I hope to [make it on Tour]. I think when it comes to my mindset or my goals, they are largely the same regardless of whether I’m playing on the KLPGA or any other event. I think coming into this event, I hoped that I could win. So that is a hope for me at this point.”


BMW Ladies 2021 R1

Major champion In Gee Chung and KLPGA’s Ju Young Pak, younger sister of LPGA Tour winner Hee Young Park, are tied for second at 7-under.

Chun signed for a bogey-free round, one of 14 players to do so. “My ball-striking wasn’t going very well, so I practiced a lot and I prepared a lot. And going into this round, my ultimate goal was to have a bogey-free round, which I did. So I would like to pat myself on the back for that. And another goal I had was to not really miss any opportunities that arise, and I think I did that too.”

Three players are tied in fourh place at 6-under – five-time LPGA Tour winner Danielle Kang, 2020 U.S. Women’s Open champion A Lim Kim and Hae Ran Ryu.


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BMW Ladies 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Na Rin An
-8
64
T2
In Gee Chun
-7
65
T2
Ju Young Pak
-7
65
T4
Danielle Kang
-6
66
T4
Hae Ran Ryu
-6
66
T4
A Lim Kim
-6
66
T7
Sei Young Kim
-5
67
T7
Hee Jeong Lim
-5
67
T7
Minjee Lee
-5
67
T7
Jin Hee Im
-5
67
T7
Esther Henseleit
-5
67
T7
Alison Lee
-5
67
T7
Gaby Lopez
-5
67
T14
Hannah Green
-4
68
T14
Jung Min Hong
-4
68
T14
Ji Hyun Kim
-4
68
T14
Yunji Jeong
-4
68
T14
Somi Lee
-4
68
T14
Da Yeon Lee
-4
68
T14
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
68
T21
Charley Hull
-3
69
T21
Jeongeun Lee6
-3
69
T21
Haeji Kang
-3
69
T21
Wichanee Meechai
-3
69
T21
Hee Young Park
-3
69
T21
Albane Valenzuela
-3
69
T27
Ariya Jutanugarn
-2
70
T27
Jennifer Kupcho
-2
70
T27
Inbee Park
-2
70
T27
Marina Alex
-2
70
T27
Jung Min Lee
-2
70
T27
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-2
70
T27
Celine Boutier
-2
70
T27
Leona Maguire
-2
70
T27
Da Been Heo
-2
70
T27
Jasmine Suwannapura
-2
70
T27
Yea Lin Kang
-2
70
T27
Su Ji Kim
-2
70
T27
Yu Liu
-2
70
T27
Yesung Jun
-2
70
T27
Ji Yeong2 Kim
-2
70
T42
Jennifer Song
-1
71
T42
Yu Jin Sung
-1
71
T42
Jin Young Ko
-1
71
T42
Min Ji Park
-1
71
T42
Yebeen Sohn
-1
71
T42
Yealimi Noh
-1
71
T42
Hyun Kyung Park
-1
71
T42
Ji Hyun Oh
-1
71
T42
Sung Hyun Park
-1
71
T42
Yeun Jung Seo
-1
71
T42
Emma Talley
-1
71
T42
Su Oh
-1
71
T42
Hyo Joo Kim
-1
71
T42
Min Song Ha
-1
71
T42
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
71
T57
Giulia Molinaro
E
72
T57
Hye-Jin Choi
E
72
T57
Ga Eun Song
E
72
T57
So Yeon Ryu
E
72
T57
Elizabeth Szokol
E
72
T57
Hae Rym Kim
E
72
T57
Ji Young Park
E
72
T64
Lydia Ko
+1
73
T64
Carlota Ciganda
+1
73
T64
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
+1
73
T64
Jee Hyun Ahn
+1
73
T64
Chella Choi
+1
73
T64
Ga Young Lee
+1
73
T64
Min Lee
+1
73
T64
Sarah Schmelzel
+1
73
T72
Ha Na Jang
+2
74
T72
Wei-Ling Hsu
+2
74
T72
Ye Rim Choi
+2
74
T75
Cheyenne Knight
+3
75
T75
Amy Yang
+3
75
T75
Han Sol Ji
+3
75
T75
Jenny Shin
+3
75
T79
Sarah Kemp
+4
76
T79
Ji Hyun Lee (a)
+4
76
T79
Ashleigh Buhai
+4
76
T79
Bronte Law
+4
76
83
Jeongeun Lee
+6
78
84
Matilda Castren
+8
80
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