Volunteers of America Classic R1

Jin Young Ko takes opening lead in Texas

VOA Classic 2021 R1
July 01-04
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,500,000
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Jin Young Ko, just four days after giving up her Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings Number 1 spot, shot a bogey-free 8-under 63 to take the lead in the Volunteers of America Classic.


VOA Classic 2021 R1

She shot six birdies and an eagle for her lowest career round on the LPGA Tour.

“It was great momentum for me [starting] on the back nine. I hit driver from the tee, then 5-wood from just over 200 yards. I was maybe 15 – 16 feet past the flag and it was a downhill putt, but I made it. It has been a while since I shot a bogey-free round.”


VOA Classic 2021 R1

Fellow Koreans Jeongeun Lee6 and In Gee Chun are one stroke back after each shot a bogey-free 64. All three players have made call the greater Dallas area their US home base.

“It has been a while since I played well. Today, my feel was not my best, but I’m trying,” said Lee6. “I’m trying my best every day. I think my short game was really good. It is very comfortable for me [this week] because I’m staying at home and sleeping in my own bed.”


VOA Classic 2021 R1

Symetra Tour member Min-G Kim and 2017 Symetra Tour graduate Emma Talley are two strokes behind Ko having recorded seven birdies and one bogey for 65s.

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It was her best round by one stroke on the LPGA so far for Kim, who has made eight cuts in nine starts on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” finishing in the top-10 twice.

“I was hitting the fairway on almost every single shot and my irons were really good,” said Kim. “I made a few putts on the first couple holes and that just got me rolling.

“During the offseason, I gained some distance and that helped tremendously. Now, all of the bunkers or rough that was in my way I can clear. I think my mindset is different this year, as well, and that helps.”

VOA Classic 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jin Young Ko
-8
63
T2
Jeongeun Lee6
-7
64
T2
In Gee Chun
-7
64
T4
Min-G Kim
-6
65
T4
Emma Talley
-6
65
T6
Perrine Delacour
-5
66
T6
Matilda Castren
-5
66
T6
Esther Henseleit
-5
66
T6
Sarah Jane Smith
-5
66
T6
Gerina Piller
-5
66
T6
Jasmine Suwannapura
-5
66
T12
Dana Finkelstein
-4
67
T12
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-4
67
T12
Roberta Liti
-4
67
T12
Isi Gabsa
-4
67
T16
Celine Boutier
-3
68
T16
Jenny Coleman
-3
68
T16
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
68
T16
Celine Herbin
-3
68
T16
Paula Reto
-3
68
T16
Vicky Hurst
-3
68
T16
Jeongeun Lee
-3
68
T16
Kris Tamulis
-3
68
T16
Katherine Kirk
-3
68
T16
Stacy Lewis
-3
68
T16
Jaye Marie Green
-3
68
T16
Cydney Clanton
-3
68
T16
Marissa Steen
-3
68
T16
Andrea Lee
-3
68
T16
Lauren Coughlin
-3
68
T16
Katherine Perry-Hamski
-3
68
T16
Ana Belac
-3
68
T33
Farah Bernadette O’Keefe (a)
-2
69
T33
Pornanong Phatlum
-2
69
T33
Ayako Uehara
-2
69
T33
Hyo Joo Kim
-2
69
T33
Clariss Guce
-2
69
T33
Brianna Do
-2
69
T33
Jackie Stoelting
-2
69
T33
Brynn Christine Walker
-2
69
T33
Marina Alex
-2
69
T33
Gaby Lopez
-2
69
T33
Angela Stanford
-2
69
T33
Elizabeth Szokol
-2
69
T33
Tiffany Joh
-2
69
T33
Lindy Duncan
-2
69
T33
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
69
T33
Maia Schechter
-2
69
T33
Kristen Gillman
-2
69
T50
Peiyun Chien
-1
70
T50
Lauren Kim
-1
70
T50
Lizette Salas
-1
70
T50
Yu Liu
-1
70
T50
Yealimi Noh
-1
70
T50
Albane Valenzuela
-1
70
T50
Janie Jackson
-1
70
T50
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-1
70
T50
Sarah Burnham
-1
70
T50
Linnea Johansson
-1
70
T50
Liz Nagel
-1
70
T50
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-1
70
T50
Dottie Ardina
-1
70
T50
Sei Young Kim
-1
70
T50
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
70
T50
Natalie Gulbis
-1
70
T50
Kristy McPherson
-1
70
T50
Bianca Pagdanganan
-1
70
T50
Kendall Dye
-1
70
T50
Haley Moore
-1
70
T50
Yujeong Son
-1
70
T71
Aditi Ashok
E
71
T71
Kyung Kim
E
71
T71
Min Seo Kwak
E
71
T71
Anna Nordqvist
E
71
T71
Lindsey Weaver
E
71
T71
A Lim Kim
E
71
T71
Linnea Strom
E
71
T71
Alana Uriell
E
71
T71
Fatima Fernandez Cano
E
71
T71
Cindy LaCrosse
E
71
T71
Tiffany Chan
E
71
T71
Esther Lee
E
71
T71
Cheyenne Knight
E
71
T71
Na Yeon Choi
E
71
T71
Jenny Shin
E
71
T71
Katelyn Dambaugh
E
71
T71
Caroline Inglis
E
71
T88
Bailey Elizabeth Shoemaker (a)
+1
72
T88
Alejandra Llaneza
+1
72
T88
Avery Zweig (a)
+1
72
T88
Alena Sharp
+1
72
T88
Carlota Ciganda
+1
72
T88
Mind Muangkhumsakul
+1
72
T88
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
+1
72
T88
Greta Isabella Voelker
+1
72
T88
Suzuka Yamaguchi
+1
72
T88
Dani Holmqvist
+1
72
T88
Paula Creamer
+1
72
T88
Nuria Iturrioz
+1
72
T100
Maddie McCrary
+2
73
T100
Louise Ridderstrom
+2
73
T100
Jane Park
+2
73
T100
Maria Fassi
+2
73
T100
Mirim Lee
+2
73
T100
Wichanee Meechai
+2
73
T100
Jacqui Concolino
+2
73
T100
Julie Aime
+2
73
T100
Lee Lopez
+2
73
T100
Stephanie Meadow
+2
73
T100
Juli Inkster
+2
73
T100
Maria Fernanda Torres
+2
73
T112
Elin Arvidsson
+3
74
T112
Frida Kinhult
+3
74
T112
Brittany Lang
+3
74
T112
Sung Hyun Park
+3
74
T112
Luna Sobron Galmes
+3
74
T112
Daniela Darquea
+3
74
T112
Mi Hyang Lee
+3
74
T112
Kelly Tan
+3
74
T120
Rachel Rohanna
+4
75
T120
Caroline Hedwall
+4
75
T120
Kristin Coleman
+4
75
T120
Mariah Stackhouse
+4
75
T120
Jillian Hollis
+4
75
T120
Sydnee Michaels
+4
75
T120
Anne van Dam
+4
75
T120
Mi Jung Hur
+4
75
T120
Yani Tseng
+4
75
T120
Gemma Dryburgh
+4
75
T130
Laetitia Beck
+5
76
T130
Meredith Duncan
+5
76
T130
Jing Yan
+5
76
T130
Annie Park
+5
76
T134
Jaclyn Lee
+6
77
T134
Jiwon Jeon
+6
77
T136
Kris Tschetter
+7
78
T136
Katelyn Sepmoree
+7
78
138
Amelia Lewis
+9
80
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