Ji Eun-hee the first-round leader at Honda LPGA Thailand

Former US Women’s Open champion Ji Eun-Hee blitzed the Siam Country Club course to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Honda LPGA Thailand.

The 32-year-old South Korean made a whopping ten birdies while dropping just one shot for a nine-under-par 63 in Chonburi.

That was good enough for a two-shot lead over countrywoman Jenny Shin, Australian Minjee Lee and American Danielle Kang.

Four more players follow a further shot back on six under – Canadian Brooke Henderson, Australian Katherine Kirk and American duo Lizette Salas and Jennifer Song.

World No 1 Ariya Jutanugarn is at four under after an opening 68 alongside Michelle Wie, while former No 1 Lydia Ko is well off the pace following a one-over 73.