Here come the Asians!
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Last updated: Friday, November 13, 2009

As it has been for the last couple of seasons the girls from the far far East have been dominating the leaderboard of almost every single LPGA tournament.

Collage2LOI’s field features 15 Asian players, compared with only
2 Mexicans and 6 Europeans.

Son Hee Kim had a great start, she opened her 65 round with a birdie on number 3 par 5. Kim, who has 10 top ten finishes this year, continue to card birdies on 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Then, she had to settle with pars from 11 to 17 and finally closed with another birdie. With this round she tied the course record which was set last year by Brittany Lang.

Jiyai Shin, who is close to become POY, birdied 1 after a great approach shot and continue with the pace in 3, 5 and 6. Nevertheless, she bogeyed 8 but managed to comeback on 10, then she would do the same on 12 and 13. She was one stroke behind clubhouse leader Kim, when she bogeyed 16 to finish 5 under for the day.

Another Asian player who is up there is Eun-Hee Ji who also had a good round, with few mistakes and very solid finish. She managed to birdie 1, 9, 10, 14 and 18 compared with only one bogey on 5.

Still, there are two players chasing Kim, one of the kids on the block, Paula Creamer, who’s putting is definitively getting stronger; and a Latino player who isn’t precisely Lorena Ochoa, she’s Maria José Uribe who had a solid 67 round with only 1 bogey on 14.


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