CME Group Tour Championship R1

Jeongeun Lee6 leading by 1 in Florida

LPGA Tour Championship 2021 R1
November 18-21
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Florida
$5,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Jeongeun Lee6 opened with a bogey-free 64 to take the lead at the CME Group Tour Championship on Thursday, hitting every fairway and green in regulation.


LPGA Tour Championship 2021 R1

“I had a good time today. My goal was free (of) bogeys, so, yeah, I achieved it. My feel is getting better, so my goal is to win once this year, but unfortunately just one tournament left. I’m going to try my best.”

It’s the fourth time in her career on the LPGA Tour that the South Korean player has hit every green in regulation but the first she has hit every fairway in the same round.


LPGA Tour Championship 2021 R1

2019 champion Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, lies one shot back in a share of second place alongside France’s Celine Boutier and Americans Mina Harigae and Jennifer Kupcho, all three bogey-free.

“Honestly, I feel like the course was just set up pretty easy. Preparing for rain moved a lot of tees up, as well as put the pins right in the middle of the green I feel like so it was pretty attackable,” said Kupcho. “I wasn’t hitting it really well but made a lot of putts.”


LPGA Tour Championship 2021 R1

Kim holds the longest active streak on Tour for consecutive seasons with a win and is hoping to increase it to seven.

Eight players are tied in sixth place at 6-under including World Number 1 and last week’s winner Nelly Korda.

“I think I just struck it really well. I gave myself some good looks inside 10 feet,” said Korda. “Two oopsies with two three-putts, but I think I hit a majority of the greens and gave myself some really good looks.”


LPGA Tour Championship 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jeongeun Lee6
-8
64
T2
Sei Young Kim
-7
65
T2
Celine Boutier
-7
65
T2
Mina Harigae
-7
65
T2
Jennifer Kupcho
-7
65
T6
Nelly Korda
-6
66
T6
Jasmine Suwannapura
-6
66
T6
Minjee Lee
-6
66
T6
Yuka Saso
-6
66
T6
So Yeon Ryu
-6
66
T6
Hannah Green
-6
66
T6
Wei-Ling Hsu
-6
66
T6
Gaby Lopez
-6
66
T14
Lexi Thompson
-5
67
T14
Eun-Hee Ji
-5
67
T14
Leona Maguire
-5
67
T14
Megan Khang
-5
67
T14
Georgia Hall
-5
67
T19
Patty Tavatanakit
-4
68
T19
Jessica Korda
-4
68
T19
Su Oh
-4
68
T19
Ally Ewing
-4
68
T19
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
68
T19
Anna Nordqvist
-4
68
T25
Jin Young Ko
-3
69
T25
Lydia Ko
-3
69
T25
Chella Choi
-3
69
T25
Nasa Hataoka
-3
69
T25
Charley Hull
-3
69
T25
Xiyu Lin
-3
69
T25
Lauren Stephenson
-3
69
T25
Brittany Altomare
-3
69
T25
Stacy Lewis
-3
69
T25
Hyo Joo Kim
-3
69
T25
In Gee Chun
-3
69
T25
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
69
T37
Wichanee Meechai
-2
70
T37
Emma Talley
-2
70
T37
Carlota Ciganda
-2
70
T37
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
70
T37
Lizette Salas
-2
70
T37
Matilda Castren
-2
70
T37
Esther Henseleit
-2
70
T44
Ariya Jutanugarn
-1
71
T44
Brooke M. Henderson
-1
71
T44
Yu Liu
-1
71
T44
Danielle Kang
-1
71
T44
A Lim Kim
-1
71
T44
Caroline Masson
-1
71
T44
Elizabeth Szokol
-1
71
T51
Jenny Shin
Par
72
T51
Austin Ernst
Par
72
T51
Yealimi Noh
Par
72
T51
Ryann O’Toole
Par
72
T51
Amy Yang
Par
72
T56
Jenny Coleman
+1
73
T56
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+1
73
58
Amy Olson
+2
74
59
Sophia Popov
+5
77
60
Angel Yin
+7
79
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