After a string of top-10 finishes on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour helped her break out of a slump, South Korea’s Sei Young Kim is aiming for the win in Portland.Kim will compete in the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic ($1.5 million purse) at Columbia Edgewater Country Club (par-72, 6,467 yards) in Portland, Oregon, USA, starting today (Aug. 31).Kim, who has struggled for top-10 finishes of late, comes into the event off her first top-10 finish of the season, a tie for fourth at the CPKC Women’s Open.After missing the cut in her previous two events, Kim was unable to capitalize on her chances at the CPKC Open, but a hole-in-one in the third round was enough to restore her confidence and mark her first top-10 finish in 10 months since the MediHill Championship last October (T7).She hasn’t added to her LPGA Tour tally since claiming her 12th career victory at the Pelican Championship in November 2020, so it will be interesting to see if she can carry the good momentum from Canada into a win.In particular, Kim has good memories of the 2019 Portland Classic, where she carded 11 birdies in the second round for an 11-under-par 61, the lowest round of the tournament.Kim Hyo-joo, who leads the LPGA Tour in stroke average this season (69.9), Hae-ran Hae (598), who leads the rookie points list, and Ji-in Jeon, who tied for eighth at the CPKC Open, will also be in action.Lee Jeong-eun, Choi Hye-jin, An Na-lin, and Shin Ji-eun are also on the roster.With only two wins this season and no other South Korean on the LPGA Tour, there are only 10 tournaments remaining, including this one.The Portland Classic was previously won by Kim Mi-hyun in 2000, Han Hee-won in 2004, Kang Soo-yeon in 2005, Heo Mi-jeong in 2009 and Ko Jin-young in 2021.Ko is off this week after finishing runner-up to Megan Kang (USA) in a playoff at the CPKC Women’s Open.Kang, who recorded her first LPGA Tour victory over Ko, will be looking to extend her winning streak at the event, while Korean-American Andrea Lee (USA) will defend her title and go for her second LPGA Tour victory.Also in contention are world No. 1 and LPGA Player of the Year Lilia Boo (154 points), money leader Allison Ko ($2.952 million), and world No. 2 Nelly Koda 카지노사이트 (USA).

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