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Eun-Hee Ji Leads the Fubon LPGA Taiwan  Championship at Miramar Golf and Country Club in Taipei. Lydia Ko is in the field and is looking to reclaim the World #1 spot.

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

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Eun-Hee Ji, from South Korea had a -6 under par 66 to lead the first round of the  Fubon LPGA Taiwan  Championship in Taipei.

Xi Yu Lin, from China, holds second place following her -5 under par opening round of 67

Sharing third place are Morgan Pressel, Sandra Gall, Charley Hull and Sun Yung Yoo, all at -4 under par, with first round scores of 68.

Lydia, in her quest to claim back her World #1 ranking, from Inbee Park, is in an eight way tie for 7th, opening with a -3 under 69.

Inbee chose to play in the KLPGA’s KB Financial Star Championship this week, but a good result from Lydia here in Taipei will help her to regain the #1 position.

Last year the Miramar course proved to be too easy, and it has been toughened up for this years contest.

Lydia explained about the course set up, and how she could have scored better today, she just needed a few putts to drop;

“I said the course wasn’t easy before, but when somebody shoots 22-under, they are going to make the course harder.”

“I know that’s what they have done this year. They have cut the rough a lot closer, so the fairways are definitely a little narrower, and because of this type of grass, when you’re in the rough, you don’t really know how the ball is going to come out.”

“You know, there’s a 66 out there today, I think it’s a great score.”

“If I made a couple more putts, I think I may have been able to shoot that score. But 66 in this breeze, I think it’s a great score that Eun-Hee shot today.” 

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