Choi has 1-shot lead after 1st spherical of LPGA’s Scottish Open

Choi has 1-shot lead after 1st spherical of LPGA’s Scottish Open


AYRSHIRE, Scotland — LPGA Tour rookie Hye-Jin Choi shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to take a one-shot lead on the Scottish Open on a day of low scoring on the Dundonald Hyperlinks course.

Choi had seven birdies, one eagle and a bogey to tie her career-low spherical on the LPGA Tour.

“At present I had actually good pictures general, however greater than my pictures, my putter was superb so I had a whole lot of probabilities,” stated Choi, who wanted 27 putts Thursday. “I simply made birdies after I acquired the prospect.”

Three gamers have been tied for second with opening 65s. Lydia Ko went bogey-free for the eleventh time this season in her fifth look on the Scottish Open, which leads into the LPGA Tour’s remaining main of the season subsequent week — the Girls’s British Open at Muirfield.

Celine Boutier and Lilia Vu additionally shot 65.

Georgia Corridor and LPGA Tour rookie Na Rin An have been tied for fifth with 66s with seven gamers in a tie for seventh with 67s, together with U.S. Girls’s Open champion Minjee Lee. Defending Scottish Open champion Ryann O’Toole shot 68.

Ko completed in a tie for second final 12 months behind O’Toole at Dumbarnie Hyperlinks. Ko additionally completed tied for third final week on the Evian Championship, one other LPGA main.

“I truly actually appreciated the golf course final 12 months,” Ko stated of Dumbarnie. “However this was a course that I’ve performed effectively earlier than when it was an LET occasion, after which I performed actually, actually dangerous when it was an LPGA occasion so I wasn’t actually positive.

“Combined feelings coming into this week. I used to be fairly calm about issues. And the climate was quite a bit nicer than I believed it was going to be.”

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