Local star Moriya Jutanugarn grabbed a share of a lead after a opening spin of a Honda LPGA Thailand in Chonburi.
Moriya, a sister of former World No 1 Ariya, carded a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 during Siam Country Club Pattaya to share a lead with Americans Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda, and Australia’s Minjee Lee.
The 23-year-old from Bangkok picked adult dual birdies before to a spin and 4 some-more after to top a rarely successful day in her home country.
Jutanugarn has nonetheless to constraint her initial LPGA title, though this would be a ideal place for her to do it.
“I had a good start today, it was improved than we expected,” pronounced Jutanugarn. “I only complacent this offseason and ate Thai food during home.”
Thompson started like a residence on fire, birdying a initial and eagling a second to competition to 3 under. A spook followed during three, though dual some-more birdies in a subsequent 4 holes took her to 4 underneath after only 7 holes. Seven pars followed before dual some-more birdies during 15 and 18 saw her squeeze a share of a lead.
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“I eagled a initial hole and afterwards birdied a second and it was good to get off to a good start,” pronounced Thompson. “This golf march is a lot of only attack it in a fairway. Once you’re there, it is also about a second shot.”
The 4 leaders are one shot transparent of a organisation of 6 players that includes Brooke Henderson, Amy Yang and Sung Hyun Park.
Moriya’s sister Ariya is among those on 4 under, only dual behind – a organisation that includes Michelle Wie.
New Zealand’s Lydia Ko non-stop with a plain 69 to leave herself 3 shots off a pace.