Introducing, So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo
Two players who zoomed into the spotlight this morning are Hee Kyung Seo and So Yeon Ryu, who shot 68 and 69, respectively.
Seo, also know as the supermodel of the fairways (she's 5-feet-7), turned 25 years old last Friday. She won the 2010 Kia Classic to earn category 7 status on the LPGA Tour, and her best finish at a major is a T5 at the 2010 Ricoh Women's British Open.
(Related: Read about Seo's win at the Kia Classic.)
Ryu, who doesn't have status on the LPGA Tour, grabbed a spot in this year's Open by way of a top-five finish on the 2010 Korea LPGA Tour money list (fourth). Her best showing at an LPGA Tour event was a T12 at the 2010 Hana Bank Kolon Championship, and her best finish at a major was a T25 at last year's Women's Open.
With impressive showings this morning and just 30 minutes of break between their third and final rounds, these two South Korean standouts should be able to ride their momentum this afternoon.