Inji Jeon’s tee shot.

Jeon In-ji ranked high as the only Korean player on the first day of the LPGA Tour hosted by Se-ri Pak.

Jeon In-ji hit a 3-under par 68 in the first round of the Fir Hills Pak Se-ri Championship (total prize money of $2 million) held at Palos Verdes Golf Club (par 71) near Los Angeles, California on the 22nd (Korean time).

Jeon In-ji, who is 4 strokes behind Modami LeBlanc (Canada), who took the lead with a 7-under-par 64, is tied with Rose Jang (USA), Brooke Henderson (Canada), Yuna Nishimura (Japan), and Natakrita Wongtawirap (Thailand). It took place in 7th place.

Jeon In-ji, who has not placed in the top 10 since tying for 8th place at the CPKC Women’s Open in August last year, has laid the foundation for her best performance this season.

Jeon In-ji missed the green five times, but made five birdies thanks to taking advantage of many opportunities on the green.

Although the competition was organized by Se-ri Pak and held near Los Angeles, where many Koreans live, the Korean players were not able to rise to the top on the first day.

Ji Eun-hee and Shin Ji-eun tied for 14th place with 2-under par 69 strokes, followed by Jeon In-ji, while Yoo Hae-ran and Jeon Ji-won tied for 28th place with 1 under par 70 strokes.

Kim A-rim and Choi Hye-jin finished at even par.

Shin Ji-ae, who went on a trip to the United States to raise her world rankings, scored a pleasant eagle, but made five bogeys and performed poorly with a 2-over-par 73.

Kim Hyo-joo, who had high expectations, also lost three strokes and was on the verge of missing the cut.

LeBlanc, who was the long-shot champion in 2012 when he was a rookie, but was unable to produce any notable results and went back and forth on the second tour, took the lead with seven birdies and no bogeys.

Malia Nam (USA) chased after LeBlanc with a 6-under-par 65, and Allison Lee (USA) and Yuka Saso (Japan) finished the first round with a tie for 3rd place with 5-under-par 66. 고스톱