Na Yeon Choi and Jessica Korda share the lead after the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic, the first stop on the LPGA’s five-tournament Asia swing. Both players posted 9-under 64 Thursday at Pine Valley Golf Club in Beijing, China.
Two weeks ago in Arkansas, I had lunch with Jiyai Shin after her practice round. We talked about a little bit of everything, from the 90 pairs of white pants she has between her closets in Georgia and South Korea to the homework she has for her physical education classes at Yonsei University in Seoul.
It took one missed cut to crack Na Yeon Choi’s exterior, one egg – and goal – at a time. Now we’re learning more about a player who one day could rule the LPGA. <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> reports.