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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