Minjee Lee leads after the first round of the Blue Bay LPGA in China.
Minjee put together a -7 under par 65 in the opening round of the Blue Bay LPGA, giving her a two shot lead over the field.
She only had a limited practice here, good putting helped her today;
“Well, I only had, I got nine holes practice yesterday, because we flew in yesterday.”
“But no, I just took it one shot at a time and didn’t try to get ahead of myself. Just played my own game today and a lot of my putts dropped today.”
Jessica Korda and Sandra Gal share second place at -5 under, with their opening rounds of 67.
Sandra made an Eagle, on the par four second hole;
“Yeah, it was my second hole, I had around, I think I had 89 yards to the pin and there was a little back stop so I played it to go a little long and come back and I had a perfect line and it just rolled in.”
“It’s just a nice start. To hit it close or even go in the hole, it just kind of jump starts your round and kind of gets you in a nice flow, which I then kept up for the rest of the day.”
“That was a nice eagle.”
Last weeks winner Carlota Ciganda, and Chella Choi are tied in fourth place at -4 under par.
Chella is happy that the course is easier to play this year;
“I played so well the first year, and last year is not good.”
“But this tournament, I like this golf course, because the shape is very good and condition is very good, but green is a little bit slow.”
“Last year, conditions are more harder because if I hit the green, always over. But this year, like if I hit the green, it stops, my ball.”
“It’s easier than last year. It’s more easier because last year very difficult.”