Amateur스포츠토토 Gil Ye-ram (Shinseong High School) continued to lead by one stroke on the second day of the SERI PAK & ANNIKA Invitational Asia, held for the first time this year.
In the second round of the tournament held at Serenity Golf & Resort (par 72, 6,722 yards) in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province on the 4th, Gil Ye-ram hit 4 under par 68 with 7 birdies and 3 bogeys, recording a mid-term total of 7 under par 137 strokes.
Gil Ye-ram, who started the second round in the lead by hitting a 3-under par 69 on the first day, faltered in the second half with consecutive bogeys on the 12th hole, but reduced the number of strokes by making birdies in three consecutive holes starting from the 13th hole. He lost one stroke in the 16th hole and became tied for the lead, but added a birdie in the last hole and rose to the sole lead.
On the first day, leader Gil Ye-rim took the lead by one stroke.
Seong Hae-in, who was only 1 under par on the first day, hit 5 under par 67 on this day and caught up to second place (6 under par) by one stroke. Among the five amateur players who competed in China, 15-year-old Xiao Kaili shot a 4-under par 68 and rose to third place (3 under par).
This tournament, co-hosted by the Se-ri Pak Hope Foundation and the Annika Sorenstam Foundation, will be held from the 3rd to the 5th as a three-round, 54-hole tournament. It is the first junior tournament in Asia to be co-hosted in Korea by the Pak Se-ri Hope Foundation, chaired by Korean golf legend Se-ri Pak, and the Annika Sorenstam Foundation, a legendary golfer who played at the same time.
This tournament, officially sponsored by the Royal Golf Association (R&A) and the Korean Golf Association (KGA), is attended by a total of 78 domestic amateur juniors, including top-ranked players in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) in Asia, including Thailand, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Japan. participated.
This competition, which is held to provide Asian junior athletes with practical competition experience, serves as a gateway for Asian junior athletes to enter the world stage, and is a competition that lays the foundation for developing athletes’ capabilities and securing a promising player base.
The second round match will be broadcast on JTBC Golf starting at 10 a.m., and the final round will be broadcast live from 1 p.m.