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Can In-gee Chun go wire-to-wire at another major?

June 25, 2022

Can In-gee Chun go wire-to-wire at another major?

We are 36 holes into the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at the Congressional Blue Course in Bethesda, Maryland (just outside of Washington, D.C.) and South Korea’s In-gee Chun has a commanding lead. The 27-year-old from Gunsan is at -11 and leads American Jennifer Kupcho and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko by six strokes.

What we saw from Chun on Thursday was pure magic. She posted a score of -8 and led Pornanong Phatlum of Khon Kaen, Thailand, and Hey-jin Choi of Gimhae, South Korea. In the process, Chun shot a course record and one of the greatest single round performances ever in the history of the Women’s PGA Championship of all-time.

Then on Friday in round two, Chun did enough to comfortably maintain her lead, and even extended her lead by a stroke, from five shots to six shots. Chun shot a score of three-under-par 69 as she had five birdies and two bogeys. Chun birdied the second, fourth, fifth, 10th, and 18th holes, and bogeyed the seventh and eighth holes.

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What Chun has been able to accomplish so far at Congressional should remind people who avidly watch women’s golf with what she was able to accomplish at the 2016 Evian Championship in France. There, Chun was at -8 after round one (tied with fellow South Korean Sung-hyun Park), -13 after round two, -19 after round three, and -21 after round four.

In addition to winning the 2016 Evian Championship, Chun has won one other major in women’s golf on American grass. That happened at the 2018 United States Women’s Open where she won in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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