Peiyun Chien, from Chinese Taipei, and Sarah Jane Smith, Australia, lead the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida.
Both Peiyun and Sarah Jane had bogey free first rounds of -6 under par 66 to lead the CME Group Tour Championship.
Rookie Peiyun said she need more belief in herself;
“Just need to more believe myself.”
“I change a little my backswing, so feel a little bit more solid.”
Sarah Jane had a good day with her putter;
“I holed some nice putts.”
“It was a bit rough in the beginning, but holed some nice putts for par and sort of kept it going, and then made some good birdies coming in.”
“I’ve been working on a little bit more tempo in my swing. I can get really fast out there.”
“I sort of made a conscious effort a few weeks ago to sort of do it on the golf course, and it’s made a huge difference.”
Five ladies are then tied in third place at -5 under after their opening rounds of 67, World number one Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, Lydia Ko, New Zealand, Azahara Munoz, Spain, Suzann Pettersen, Norway and Karine Icher from France.