Ochoa in four-way Singapore tie

Lorena Ochoa was part of a four-way tie at the top after Thursday’s first round of the Women’s HSBC Champions.

Mexico’s world number one Lorena Ochoa, Americans Angela Stanford and Christie Kerr and Korea’s Hee Young Park all carded rounds of 68 to share the lead after the first round of the Women’s HSBC Champions at Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore.
Ochoa sank four birdies over her first 11 holes, and although bogeys at the 12th and 14th threatened to spoil her round, she finished strongly by picking up shots at the 16th and 17th to end the day at four under par.
Stanford produced a bogey-free effort for the same score while five birdies in her final six holes did it for Kerr whose poor start featured dropped shots at the first and third.
Park, meanwhile, collected seven birdies but three bogeys took the gloss off what could have been a superb opening round.
The quartet led a group of four players by a stroke, while another six players stood two shots further back on two under.