16-year-old figure skating prospect Kim Chae-yeon finished third in the short program with her personal best at the Junior Grand Prix.
Kim Chae-yeon has performed flawlessly from her first competition of the season.
She perfected three jump tasks, including a triple lutz-triple toe loop jump, to earn extra points.
Kim Chae-yeon, who also received the highest level of all in the spin, broke her personal best with a score of 67.61 and finished third.
It is 2.55 points behind Japan's Chiba Monet, the leader.
After winning the silver medal in her junior grand prix debut last year, Kim Chae-yeon is challenging for a medal for two consecutive seasons.