KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Sung Hyun Park Leads.

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Sung Hyun Park of South Korea leads the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club.

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Sung cruised to a bogey free first round -6 under 66 in this Major tournament, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Sung reported through an interpreter that the course does favor the long hitters, but has swapped putters this week; 

“The course was pretty wet today, but I felt pretty comfortable today.”

 “The course is long and difficult, and I think it’s pretty big benefit for the long hitter.” 

Four ladies are tied in second place at -5 under par, Brooke Henderson, Canada, Brittany Altomare, Jaye Marie Green and Jessica Korda, all from the USA.

Brooke, the 2016 champion, enjoyed the day, making lots of putts;

“It was a lot of fun, I just feel like I was hitting the ball great and making a lot of putts, so hopefully waking up early tomorrow morning and getting the next round started it’ll carry on.” 

 Laetitia Beckthe Tour’s first player from Israel, sprained her ankle last week, this week she is taking it easy, but still carded -4 under 68, to be T6;

“I was hoping this week it would be okay,  maybe it distracts me from what’s going on really.”

“I try to take breaks and I sit a lot, so people probably think I’m lazy.”

“It just felt easy today,  I want a caddie to help me just to know the course better, especially here where it’s a new week.”

“Often, I do my own thing, but having a caddie and someone that I can communicate with about the distance, about the club, it’s nice.”

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Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Laetitia Beck Out In Front.

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Laetitia Beck, from Israel, is out in front of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.

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  ISR    Laetitia went out early and took advantage of the soft greens needing only 26 putts to record a 1st round -7 under par 65;

“The conditions are great, the greens are softer than what I played last year; they were softer so we can attack more, so I think that’s why it’s a scoreable course this year, especially because we can just go for it, especially with having short irons. “

“I think here on this golf course it’s all putting, because it’s a very scoreable course, and hitting a lot of greens, hit the right part of the green, and I think I was doing well making putts, even though I did miss birdie opportunities, but I made good putts for birdies and just kept going.”

“I have been working on my swing in the past month or so, struggled a bit after Australia but last week my game started feeling better.”

“I felt I was going to do well in Texas but I struggled with making putts and my short game wasn’t good at all.”

“That’s why I didn’t make many birdies last week. Today I gave myself a lot of good birdie opportunities and I finally made putts.”

Sharing second place are Annie Park, and Minjee Lee both carding  -5 under par 67 in the opening round keeping them in touch of the leader.

In fourth position is Alejandra Llaneza  with a -4 under par, 68 opening effort.

Morgan PresselVicky Hurst and Candie Kung are T5 with first rounds of -3 under par, 69.

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