Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn scored a six-under-par 66 for a one-stroke lead after Thursday’s first round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai tournament.
The 22-year-old Jutanugarn’s round was bogey-free, consisting of birdies on the fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth, then followed that up with two more birdies on the 12th and 14th, for her 66.
A shot back in second place is – Sei Young Kim of South Korea and Danielle Kang of the United States on 67.
Then one back is a group of six players, including – American’s Paula Creamer, Ryann O’Toole, Lizette Salas; New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, Australia’s Minjee Lee and Wenbo Liu of China.
This tournament is part of the LPGA’s annual Asian swing and is the second of five events being played in South Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan.
Bryson DeChambeau hopes his victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday has answered his critics.
Overnight leader Matthew Wolff was not able to recover from a poor start.
Americans Ryan Armour and Bryson DeChambeau sit in second place.
The Englishman carded a 66 to put behind him the disappointment of playing alone and missing the cut last week.
Webb Simpson isn’t bothered by the number of the positive tests on the PGA Tour.
The 26-year-old California native revealed he has stuck to a 3,500 calorie a day diet.
The American was forced to pull out of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
The world number one has become frustrated by errors that have kept him out of contention.
Brendon Todd led the way after the third round of the Travelers Championship.