TOTO Japan Classic, Ariya Jutanugarn and Soo-Yun Kang share 1st round lead at Taiheiyo Club Minori Course in Japan.
Ariya, bogey free and Soo-Yun, one bogey both carded first rounds of -6 under par 66 to lead the TOTO Japan Classic.
Ariya enjoyed a return to form, and is not thinking of the rivalry with Lydia for the top honors this year;
“Last week I was a little bit off with my tee shot.”
“Today I just to be a little bit more positive and not think about last week and try to have more fun today.”
“Right now I am just trying to have fun and enjoy every shot I hit, that’s all I want to do.”
Good putting was the key for Soo-Yun;
“Today’s round putting was great, I make every putt, I make 22 putts and make a great score.”
Jenny Shin, and Stacy Lewis are tied in third place, both with -5 under par 67, both carded one bogey today.
Sacking her caddie does not seem to be the best decision as Lydia Ko continues to stumble towards the end of the year, with everything on the line. Today she shot +2 over par 74.