There is a 4 way tie at the top of the Honda LPGA Thailand after the first round at Siam Country Club Old Course in Thailand. Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda, USA, Minjee Lee, Australia, and home town girl Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand share the lead.
Lexi, Jessica, Minjee and Moriya all recorded first round scores of -6 under par 66 to lead the Honda LPGA Thailand by one shot.
Moriya is trying to become the first lady from Thailand to win this event;
“I had a good start today, it was better than I expected, I just rested this off-season and ate Thai food at home.”
Lexi was happy to get off to a good start here and was very happy with her putter, requiring just 28 on the day;
“I eagled the first hole and then birdied the second and it was great to get off to a good start.”
“This golf course is a lot of just hitting it in the fairway. Once you’re there, it is also about the second shot.”
Minjee also had a good day with the putter;
“I hit it really solid today, I hit a lot of solid putts so I’m pretty happy with today.”
Jessica is returning to golf after some surgery;
“It’s nice, it’s really, really nice, definitely a lot of rest, but it’s just nice to be out there and be able to hit the shots again.”
“I had a strong finish last year, and just kind of cap that off and then start today it’s pretty nice. Started with an eagle, too, and I was like, damn.”
There are six ladies in a tie for second place at -5 under par after rounds of 67. It is a very compacted leaderboard, lets see if someone can break way tomorrow.