Yang Hee-young started in a tie for 6th on the first day of the LPGA Tour Meyer Classic (total prize money of $2.5 million).
Yang Hee-young hit a 5-under-par 67 in the first round of her tournament held at Bride Field Country Club (par 72) in Belmont, Michigan, USA on the 16th (Korean time)스포츠토토.
She recorded 7 birdies and 2 bogeys.
With this, Yang Hee-young tied for 6th place with her Korean player Allison Lee, Ally Ewing (above USA), and Emily Christine Pedersen (Denmark).
She is one stroke behind the co-leading group (6 under par 66) including Jennifer Gupcho, Cheyenne Knight, Lindsey Weaver-Wright (above USA), Furue Ayaka (Japan) and Frieda Kinhult (Sweden).
Yang Hee-young, who has won four LPGA tour careers, will challenge her to win her first championship in four years since Honda Thailand in 2019.
In April, she tied for fourth at the Chevron Championship, a major event.
Yang Hee-young, who made her first birdie on hole 2 (par 4), finished the first half with birdies on holes 5 (par 3), 8 (par 4) and 9 (par 4).
She added a birdie in the 10th hole (par 5), her first hole in the second half, followed by birdies in the 13th hole (par 3) and 18th hole (par 5).
Yoo Hae-ran, Ji Eun-hee, and Choi Woon-jeong tied for 10th place (4 under par 68), two strokes behind the leader.
Kim Hyo-joo tied for 22nd (3 under par, 69 strokes), and Choi Hye-jin, winner of the KLPGA Tour Lotte Open, tied for 34th (2 under par, 70 strokes).
Jeon In-ji, who returned from injury, was sluggish with a 3-over-par 75 and was tied for 129th place, making it unclear whether she would pass the cut.