Ataya Thititjerin (THA), last year’s rookie of the year on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour and the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, was tongue-in-cheek about the course set-up for a major on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour .Thititjutin carded five birdies and a bogey in the first round of the KLPGA Tour’s third major of the season, the Hanwha Classic ($1.7 billion in prize money), at Jade Palace Golf Club (Par 72) in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, on Thursday, shooting a 4-under 68.She finished the first round in first place among the players who teed off in the morning and proved to be a strong contender for the title. He hit more than 71 percent of his shots in the fairway and was accurate with his irons, missing just three greens in regulation .One of the LPGA Tour’s longest hitters, Tietjen averaged 240 yards with her driver on the day.”In the Pro-Am, I tried to go for a one-on, but today I saw (long hitter) Arim Kim in front of me go for a layup, so I went for a layup,” she said of the 10th hole (par-4), which requires a single tee shot to get the ball on the green. “It’s true that having a lot of distance is an advantage, but it’s more important to keep the fairway, and the short game is the most important,” he said. The course set-up is “very difficult,” he said, “especially the pin placement, it’s hard to pick a favorite hole. The pins are all in the corners of the greens,” he added .”I played in Korea before this tournament and struggled with the narrow fairways and difficult pin placements,” she said, adding, “I think this is why Korean players on the LPGA Tour excel.” “I will focus on putting the ball in the fairway for the next three days,” she vowed. “Last year was fantastic, especially winning the Rookie of the Year, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Thi, who hasn’t had as much success on the LPGA Tour this year as she did last year, when she won two tournaments and reached No. 1 in the world. “This year, I missed a lot of cuts and lost a little bit of my enjoyment of golf, but I think I’m having a good experience in my second year and I’m trying to 토토사이트 get better.”