HSBC Women's World Championship R2

Inbee Park and Hee Young Park take 2-shot lead

Womens World 2021 R2
April 29 – May 02
Sentosa Golf Club, Tanjong Course, Singapore
$1,600,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Hee Young Park and Inbee Park hold a two-stroke lead over the field at the HSBC Women’s World Championship at 11-under. Inbee, who has hit 27 of 28 fairways through the first two days, struggled from the start, which was highlighted by a bogey at the 3rd. When she made her first birdie of the day at the 7th, Park said she felt relived.


Womens World 2021 R2

“It was a little betrayal of my putter today,” said Park. “Misread a few putts, but I still feel like I fought pretty well, especially the front nine, 1 through 6 was pretty tough with a lot of opportunities given but nothing was going in. I was just trying to get my momentum going, and No. 7 definitely did it and from there, the round was a bit easier. A little rough start.”

Park went on to birdie the next two before making the turn. “I really wanted to make it happen and having birdies on 7, 8 and 9 was a big help,” said Park after closing with a 69. “Obviously there was a lot of opportunities on the back nine as well but it wasn’t my great putting day today. Hopefully better days to come next two days.”


Womens World 2021 R2

Park said she’ll work on her putting stroke from her hotel room before Saturday, trying to avoid the heat. But the focus for her will be to get a better feel for the greens on the New Tanjong Course.

“I’m just trying to get the rhythm going again. It was mostly not the best stroke today, it was mostly the read and the putts were very confusing today,” said Park. “One moment it was looking like it was going to break but it didn’t and yeah, it was very tough. I think I was just pacing myself, like those ridges where is it going to break or not and like in between, yeah. It’s really tough to judge after just one day but I think I made a lot yesterday and obviously today made up for it a little bit I guess.”


Womens World 2021 R2

Hee Young made four birdies and a bogey, carding a 68 to share the lead with her fellow countrywoman Inbee. Park said she feels even with her consistent day on Friday, there will be even more chances to go low this weekend.

“I believe a lot of birdies out there. So even I missed a couple shots because with the heat and the conditions getting tougher, longer and a little bit of windy afternoon, but I leave a lot of birdies out there. So just keep think about, okay, even I missed a couple shots but it’s coming some birdies out there.”


Womens World 2021 R2

Xiyu Lin and Hyo Joo Kim sit in a tie for third at 9-under, with Carlota Ciganda and So Yeon Ryu rounding out the top five at 8-under. Five players sit in a tie for seventh, including major champion Hannah Green, who is making her HSBC Women’s World Championship debut this week.

“It was really nice being first group out. Things were just flowing really well and was putting better strokes on putts and just trying to ride that wave, I guess,” said Green, whose 66 tied the low round of the day in Singapore. “Missed a few greens on the back nine and short-sided myself a couple times, so made a good bogey on the par 5, which is unfortunate. But still very happy with today’s round.”

Womens World 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
T1
Hee Young Park
-11
65-68
133
T1
Inbee Park
-11
64-69
133
T3
Xiyu Lin
-9
67-68
135
T3
Hyo Joo Kim
-9
67-68
135
T5
Carlota Ciganda
-8
69-67
136
T5
So Yeon Ryu
-8
67-69
136
T7
Hannah Green
-7
71-66
137
T7
Lydia Ko
-7
69-68
137
T7
Amy Yang
-7
68-69
137
T7
Sophia Popov
-7
67-70
137
T7
Caroline Masson
-7
67-70
137
T12
Ally Ewing
-6
72-66
138
T12
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-6
70-68
138
T12
Bronte Law
-6
70-68
138
T12
Shanshan Feng
-6
68-70
138
T16
Gerina Piller
-5
72-67
139
T16
Annie Park
-5
71-68
139
T16
Madelene Sagstrom
-5
69-70
139
T16
Gaby Lopez
-5
68-71
139
T16
Brittany Altomare
-5
68-71
139
T21
In Gee Chun
-4
71-69
140
T21
Mel Reid
-4
70-70
140
T21
Patty Tavatanakit
-4
70-70
140
T21
Pornanong Phatlum
-4
69-71
140
T21
Katherine Kirk
-4
69-71
140
T21
Su Oh
-4
68-72
140
T27
Brittany Lincicome
-3
74-67
141
T27
Megan Khang
-3
72-69
141
T27
Nicole Broch Larsen
-3
72-69
141
T27
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-3
71-70
141
T27
Moriya Jutanugarn
-3
71-70
141
T27
Amy Olson
-3
71-70
141
T27
Chella Choi
-3
71-70
141
T27
Jasmine Suwannapura
-3
71-70
141
T27
Charley Hull
-3
69-72
141
T27
Marina Alex
-3
69-72
141
T37
Celine Boutier
-2
73-69
142
T37
Wei-Ling Hsu
-2
71-71
142
T37
Minjee Lee
-2
69-73
142
T37
Jeongeun Lee6
-2
68-74
142
T41
A Lim Kim
E
74-70
144
T41
Angela Stanford
E
74-70
144
T41
Azahara Munoz
E
73-71
144
T41
Jing Yan
E
72-72
144
T41
Angel Yin
E
71-73
144
T41
Cheyenne Knight
E
70-74
144
T41
Sarah Schmelzel
E
70-74
144
T48
Jenny Shin
1
76-69
145
T48
Lizette Salas
1
73-72
145
T48
Alena Sharp
1
73-72
145
T48
In Kyung Kim
1
73-72
145
T48
Danielle Kang
1
72-73
145
T53
Mi Hyang Lee
2
75-71
146
T53
Cydney Clanton
2
75-71
146
T53
Nasa Hataoka
2
74-72
146
T53
Georgia Hall
2
73-73
146
T53
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
72-74
146
T58
Yu Liu
3
74-73
147
T58
Anna Nordqvist
3
74-73
147
T58
Jin Young Ko
3
71-76
147
T61
Jaye Marie Green
4
75-73
148
T61
Ariya Jutanugarn
4
74-74
148
T61
Eun-Hee Ji
4
73-75
148
T61
Ashleigh Buhai
4
72-76
148
T61
Mirim Lee
4
71-77
148
T66
Sung Hyun Park
5
78-71
149
T66
Hinako Shibuno
5
76-73
149
T66
Kristen Gillman
5
74-75
149
69
Amanda Tan
8
76-76
152
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