South Korea’s Se-Young Kim, 30, has made a remarkable comeback at the Bank of Hope Match Play on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.

Kim defeated Sarah Kemp (AUS) by two shots with one hole to play in the second round of the group stage at Shadowcreek Golf Club (Par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Saturday (July 26). Playing in Group 13, Kim was expected to have a relatively easy time against world No. 174 Pei-Yun Hsien (CHN) in her first round match, but was left on the ropes after losing. She needed to defeat her second-round opponent Sarah Kemp in straight sets to have any chance of advancing to the round of 16.

Kim seemed to be dragged down by Kemp early in the match. She was down two holes to Kemp through the first five holes. However, the tide began to turn on the sixth hole. After Kemp made a par and then a bogey, Kim birdied the sixth (par-4), parred the seventh (par-5), and then birdied the eighth and ninth (par-5) to take a two-stroke lead. With a two-hole lead, Kim dropped the 11th (par-4), but birdied the 15th (par-4) to take the lead and then parred the 17th (par-3) to seal the victory. It was Kim’s first win of the group stage.먹튀검증

The tournament is played in the LPGA Tour’s only match-play format, with only one player from each group of four advancing to the round of 16. In the day’s other Group 13 match, Cheyenne Knight (USA) extended her winning streak to two with a one-hole victory over Peiyun Chien. The in-form Cheyenne Knight will be Kim’s final group opponent. Kim will need to defeat Knight in straight sets to advance to the round of 16.

Meanwhile, the second round of the tournament is being broadcast live on JTBC Golf.

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