South Korean golfer Eun-Hee Ji shot a six under par, 66 to take the lead after the first round at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship on Thursday.
She is one shot ahead of China's Xi Yu Lin, while a group of players – America's Morgan Pressel, Sandra Gal of Germany, England's Charley Hull and Sun Young Yoo of South Korea – are tied in third on four-under par,
Ji was red-hot on the back nine, cracking a five-under 31, which included four straight birdies in tough windy conditions.
Tied for seventh was a group of players which include second-ranked New Zealander Lydia Ko, who shot a 69 along with American duo Brittany Lincicome and Lizette Salas, South Korea's Jenny Shin and Amy Yang, Japan's Mika Miyazato and Haru Nomura and Karine Icher of France.
On 72 was Taiwanese star Yani Tseng, while Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda shot 73.
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The United States captain believes the competition relies on energy from the crowd.
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.