Lotte Championship. Shanshan Feng Leads.

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Shanshan Feng, China leads the Lotte Championship after the first round at  Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii.

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Shanshan recorded a first round -5 under par 67 to lead the Lotte Championship on  a windy day in Hawaii;

“A lot of people would be like worrying, thinking `Oh, my God, it’s so windy,.

“I wake up and I’m like, `Yeah, it’s windy.’ That’s why in this kind of situation I still stay patient on the course and still stay with my routine.”

Three ladies were tied in second place with opening rounds of -4 under 68, Brooke Henderson, Canada, Martina Edberg, Sweden, and Haeji Kang of South Korea

Brooke  and her fellow Canadian players Alena Sharp, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Brittany Marchand and Maude-Aimee Leblanc wore Green and Gold ribbons in memory of those killed in the Saskatchewan bus crash.

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ShopRite LPGA Classic. Feng from China Leads.

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Shanshan Feng from China has claimed the second round lead at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in New Jersey.

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Shanshan was pleased with her -4 under par round, which gave her a -6 under par total, and three shot lead for the tournament;

” I think I started the round with confidence, because even though I didn’t have a good start yesterday, but I did have a really good finish. So I think after a few pars, and then I made like four birdies in a row.  But then after four birdies, I was like, oh, maybe I’m doing well right now, and then started to have a little thinking.  And then I started to make a couple of bogeys. But I think four under round was still pretty good, a pretty good score.This is the first week with the new clubs, and right now I’m feeling really, really good.”

Haeji Kang from South Korea, Thai Moriya Jutanugarn are tied in second place with a tournament score of -3 under par.

American Amanda Blumenherst seemed to get the worst of the wind effects and finished in a tie for sixth;

” The wind is crazy, it even made putting difficult.  Definitely changed some targets for sure out there and made several holes much shorter and several holes much longer. So, it was; it was a challenging day, and just had to really stay patient.”

Michelle Wie  really felt the gusty wind effects late in the afternoon and managed to finish with a +2 over par 73, but is still in contention, sitting in tie for sixth at -1 under par;

” The wind was quite strong today, you know, a couple of them, it was pretty hard.  Like eight, even if I didn’t hit it into the right hazard, it’s impossible to stop that green. So a couple of them, you know, it was just the wind was very tricky today.  It’s a heavy wind, as well, but I think that’s the beauty of this golf course.  I think it’s nice when it plays this hard and I think it’s a great golf course.”

Defending Champion Stacy Lewis lost the plot completely with a +9 over par second round of 80. and now has a total of +5 for the tournament, but she still managed to make the cut.

Ricoh British Womens Open at Royal Liverpool, Round 1


Haeji Kang and So Yeon Ryu of  South Korea sit at the top of the Ricoh British Womens Open at Royal Liverpool, with opening rounds of -2 under par 70.

In a packed leaderboard there are nine players at -1 under par, among those are  Jiyai Shin, last weeks winner of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship, Karrie Webb, Stacy Keating and Vicky Hurst.

The Worlds number one Amateur 15 year-old Lydia Ko finished with a round of even par, and is very handily placed, there are 17 players on even par at the conclusion of play on day one. Another teenager up with the leaders is sixteen year-old Charley Hull, of England, with a  1-under 71 in the opening round of the $2.5 million Ricoh Women’s Open. Charley has Ian Poulter as one of her mentors, they are members of the Woburn Golf Club. Charley has never met Lydia but has certainly heard of her. She is impressed by what the Kiwi has done, but she reminded everyone not to focus solely on her younger peer.

” There’s a lot more to come from me.”

Charley Hull fired a 1-under 71 in the first round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

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Lydia will fave a big test in the second round, She tees off at 11.40am, and with winds expected to approach 50 miles per hour, the young Kiwi could well face the toughest of the conditions. Her daunting task will be to limit the damage tomorrow and give herself a chance to make the cut and contest the trophy at the weekend.