Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA R1

Mi Jung Hur and Nelly Korda tied at 6-under

October 31 – November 03
New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
$2,200,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Following the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC defending champion Nelly Korda is tied atop the leaderboard with two-time 2019 tournament winner Mi Jung Hur at 6-under par.

Taiwan Swinging Skirts R1 - Hur and Korda tied for lead
Nelly Korda at the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club (Steven Paston/PA Wire)

Hur managed to stay bogey-free on Thursday despite hitting only 6 of 14 fairways in tricky weather conditions that saw rain and swirling winds. Korda, who became a Rolex First-Time Winner at this event in 2018, had three bogeys coupled with seven birdies and an eagle to get off to a hot start. While there is pressure to defend her title, Korda said she was feeding off the support she got from the gallery in Chinese Taipei.

“It’s definitely so special,” Korda said of being the defending champion. “I’m recognized by so many people now and everyone is really rooting for me. They are like, “Again! Again!” Hopefully I can get it done but there’s still a lot of golf to be played.”

Australia’s Minjee Lee, who was runner-up to Korda at the event in 2018, sits in third at 5-under par following the first round. Lee was able to take advantage of the conditions on the back nine with four birdies and said that was key to her opening-round success.


“It was pretty windy out there, so I started with a birdie, which is nice, and then I think I took a little more advantage on the back nine where you could really — some of the holes were downwind, so you would have a shorter shot in,” Lee said. “I holed a nice couple putts out of range [including a 30-footer on No. 5] so that was nice, too. I think overall, it was pretty solid.”

Four players are tied for fourth at 4-under par following the first round, Amy Olson, Caroline Masson, Angel Yin and Su Oh.


Race to the GME Globe nearing the finish line

Heading into the 30th week of the 2019 Race to the GME Globe, four-time winner Jin Young Ko leads the standings with 4,148 points. Two-time 2019 winner Brooke Henderson is second with 2,772 points, followed by Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Jeongeun Lee6 with 2,652 points.

The 2019 season brings a fresh face to the Race to the CME Globe. LPGA Members will accumulate points at each official LPGA Tour event leading up to the CME Group Tour Championship. The top 60 points earners and ties will then earn a spot in the CME Group Tour Championship, with the entire field competing for the $5 million purse and the $1.5 million winner’s check, the largest single prize in the history of women’s golf.

At this week’s Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA several players are on the bubble of making it into the CME Group Tour Championship. Players must finish in the top 40 and ties at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA to earn Race to the CME Globe points.


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Nelly Korda
-6
66
T1
Mi Jung Hur
-6
66
3
Minjee Lee
-5
67
T4
Amy Olson
-4
68
T4
Caroline Masson
-4
68
T4
Angel Yin
-4
68
T4
Su Oh
-4
68
T8
Hinako Shibuno
-3
69
T8
Azahara Munoz
-3
69
T8
In-Kyung Kim
-3
69
T8
Hyo Joo Kim
-3
69
T8
Jessica Korda
-3
69
T8
Ally McDonald
-3
69
T14
Amy Yang
-2
70
T14
So Yeon Ryu
-2
70
T14
Megan Khang
-2
70
T14
Morgan Pressel
-2
70
T14
Yu-Sang Hou (a)
-2
70
T19
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
71
T19
Brooke M. Henderson
-1
71
T19
Celine Boutier
-1
71
T19
Anna Nordqvist
-1
71
T19
Lizette Salas
-1
71
T19
In Gee Chun
-1
71
T19
Sei Young Kim
-1
71
T19
Alena Sharp
-1
71
T19
Kristen Gillman
-1
71
T19
Jenny Shin
-1
71
T29
Teresa Lu
E
72
T29
Ho Yu An (a)
E
72
T29
Inbee Park
E
72
T29
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
72
T29
Mel Reid
E
72
T29
Georgia Hall
E
72
T29
Eun-Hee Ji
E
72
T29
Annie Park
E
72
T37
Wei-Ling Hsu
1
73
T37
Jin Young Ko
1
73
T37
Jeongeun Lee6
1
73
T37
Gaby Lopez
1
73
T37
Sung Hyun Park
1
73
T37
Yu-Ju Chen
1
73
T37
Austin Ernst
1
73
T37
Ssu-Chia Cheng
1
73
T37
Ashleigh Buhai
1
73
T37
Chella Choi
1
73
T37
Pornanong Phatlum
1
73
T37
Charley Hull
1
73
T37
Gerina Piller
1
73
T50
Lydia Ko
2
74
T50
Pei-Ying Tsai
2
74
T50
Mi Hyang Lee
2
74
T50
Na Yeon Choi
2
74
T50
Jaye Marie Green
2
74
T50
Hsuan Chen
2
74
T50
Tiffany Joh
2
74
T50
Sarah Schmelzel
2
74
T50
Moriya Jutanugarn
2
74
T59
Brittany Altomare
3
75
T59
Ariya Jutanugarn
3
75
T59
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
3
75
T59
Yu-Ling Hsieh
3
75
T59
Rose Zhang (a)
3
75
T59
Jennifer Kupcho
3
75
T59
Pajaree Anannarukarn
3
75
T59
Katherine Kirk
3
75
T59
Cydney Clanton
3
75
T59
Jasmine Suwannapura
3
75
T69
Hannah Green
4
76
T69
Maria Fernanda Torres
4
76
T69
Tzu-Chi Lin
4
76
T72
Chieh Jessica Peng
5
77
T72
Sakura Yokomine
5
77
T72
Cheyenne Knight
5
77
T72
Ai-Chen Kuo
5
77
T76
Ching-Ling Chang
6
78
T76
Mirim Lee
6
78
T78
Huai-Chien Hsu (a)
7
79
T78
Hsin-Yu Lu (a)
7
79
80
Babe Liu
8
80
81
Hsin Lee
10
82
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