The ‘Yellow Princess’ Lee Chae-eun, 24, is fighting to avoid a seeding battle.
Lee Chae-eun carded nine birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 64 in the first round of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour’s SK networks-Seoul Economic Ladies Classic ($800,000) at Finks Golf Club (Par 72) in Jeju on Saturday.
Lee, who is tied for the lead with Lee Seung-yeon, is hoping to avoid a seeding battle at the two-week event in Jeju. She will need to finish in the top 60 on the money list to qualify without a seeding. Lee currently sits in 60th place with 147.11 million won.
She can avoid the so-called “hell” of seeding by performing well at the Jeju event for the second week in a row and finishing well in the final event. Lee made a name for herself last year when she finished runner-up at the Mediheal-Hankook Ilbo Championship.
Her trademark is her use of Callaway yellow balls. She went on to finish in the top 10 four times and earned 284 million won to earn the No. 30 seed. Before this season, she was selected as the KLPGA Tour’s endorsement model.짱구카지노 도메인
Lee said, “I felt good with my shots and had a lot of birdie chances. My putts also finished well. I’m happy with my overall play. I think I’m playing better and more consistently this year because I’ve never competed for the title like I did last year. I hope to finish the rest of the tournament as well as I started.”
60th place, a precarious position to secure seeding. “I thought I was going to Jeju Island from hell,” said Lee. I felt that my current ranking was not a situation where I could relax. If we were in a safe position, I think I would have come with a relaxed mind and been happy.”
“The next three days are going to be nerve-wracking. I’m going to try to play as well as I can without losing my timing and rhythm. If I can improve my approach shots, I think I can play better.”