Busan, South Korea– Zhen Yinggao In the 1960s, she was unable to complete the scoring record in consecutive rounds of the LPGA Tour, but her Korean compatriot squeezed into the rankings after the first round of the BMW Women’s Championship on Thursday.
Ko has 14 consecutive rounds below 70, tying her with Annika Sorenstam (2005) and So Yeon Ryu (2015-17), becoming the most in tour history and entering the first round on Thursday. But after a birdie on the 18th hole of the LPGA Busan International Stadium with a 72, 6,726 yards, Gao ended the game with a 71 under par.
Gao was 7 shots behind leader Naren An by 64. Gee Chun and Ju Young Pak had 65 shots and tied for second.American Daniel KahnHis father was born in Busan, shot 66, tied for fourth in the group stage.
Defending champion Zhang Ha Na won the competition after participating in the Busan Championship for the last time in 2019, shooting 74.
The Busan Championship is the only Asian event in the so-called autumn event. The LPGA started with four Asian championships until the Shanghai, Japan and Taiwan championships were cancelled or removed from the schedule.
There are two more games before the CME Team Tour Championship, which ends the season in Florida.