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Suwannapura leads after first round at LPGA Marathon Classic


Suwannapura leads after first round at LPGA Marathon Classic

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13 Jul 2018, 07:05 IST

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SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — For best the second one time in her seven-year occupation, Thidapa Suwannapura took the in a single day lead at an LPGA Tour tournament.

Suwannapura shot a 6-under-par 65 on Thursday at the Marathon Classic and led seven gamers by way of one shot. The Thai participant grabbed the outright lead with a birdie at the par-Five 18th at Highland Meadows — her 10th birdie of the day.

“I’m really happy about the way I played today,” she stated. “I didn’t really look at the leaderboard, and did not even expect anything. I have a chance, so let’s see how it goes.”

Suwannapura, who has 3 top-10 finishes in 120 occupation LPGA Tour begins, final had the in a single day lead after the first round of the 2013 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, the place she pale in the second one round and completed in a tie for 65th.

The 25-year-old Suwannapura’s absolute best occupation end was once 7th at the 2014 Kingsmill Invitational. That was once additionally her final peak 10. This season, her absolute best efficiency was once a tie for 18th 3 weeks in the past in Arkansas.

Seven gamers, together with protecting champion I.Ok. Kim and previous No. 1 Yani Tseng, have been a stroke at the back of at 66.

Kim, who began her round at the again 9, stated prerequisites have been calmer as soon as she made the flip. She birdied 5 of the general six holes, together with the par-Four 9th.

“Not much wind out there. So I took that advantage on the front nine,” she stated. “I had a good roll, all three birdies in a row. And birdieing the last two par-5’s was really fun.”

Tseng was once the one participant within the peak 8 to have a bogey-free round. She ignored an eagle putt at the ultimate hollow that might have drawn her even with Suwannapura.

“I stayed patient all day. Just need to get that putting going a little bit,” Tseng stated. “So today I dropped a few, I missed a few, and this is how golf is. I feel like this is the way I should play.”

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