Amy Olson blistered Tiburón Golf Club for a nine-under-par-63 in Thursday’s first round of the LPGA’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
Olson started with a birdie and then had two separate runs of four consecutive gains to get to nine-under after the first round.
Her scorecard contained no bogeys.
>> 13/14 Fairways Hit
>> 15/18 Greens in Regulation
>> 25 Putts
>> 4 birdies in-a-row on both the front and back nine
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“It’s just fun to be playing well,” Olson said.
“It’s always a good feeling. I had a lot of like perfect numbers in today. Rolled the ball really well.
“Always fun to play well.”
Olson holds a one shot lead over compatriot Brittany Lincicome and the in-form Nasa Hataoka of Japan.
Lydia Ko, who won the season-ending championship in 2014, shot a three-under-par-69 in the first round to lie in a tie for ninth, six shots adrift of Olson.
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He has good memories of Harding Park and is hoping he can be in contention for a second major title.
The American pair opened strongly on Sunday to eke out a gap on the chasing pack.
DeChambeau’s physical transformation has been the main talking point since golf’s return to action following the coronavirus shutdown.
Sam Horsfield was literally lost for words after his maiden European Tour win.
The American sits atop the leaderboard despite a mixed third round on Saturday.
The Englishman saw a commanding lead cut after a stuttering back nine.
Brooks Koepka made a not-so-subtle dig at Bryson DeChambeau’s “anthill” moment from the first round in Memphis.
The tournament marked the resumption of the tour.
Horsfield fired an eagle and seven birdies in a second round of 63 at the Forest of Arden to share the halfway lead with Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.