Jin Younger Ko left it late Thursday in her LPGA Tour debut to take a two-stroke lead on a decent leaderboard within the opening spherical of the Ladies’s Australian Open.
Ko, enjoying in one of many last afternoon teams at Kooyanga, had just one par on her again 9 — the eleventh — however she had six birdies and two bogeys on her remaining 9 for a 7-beneath sixty five to maneuver previous second-place Jiyai Shin.
Requested about her objectives for the week, Ko replied: “First one is make the reduce, second one is take pleasure in. That is it.”
Former world No.1-ranked Lydia Ko was amongst a big group tied for third with 68s, two strokes behind.
“There’s a lot of golf to be performed however I am proud of the place I’m sitting,” Lydia Ko, who’s enjoying her first event of the yr, stated.
Amongst others tied for third have been People Mo Martin and Caroline Inglis and Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall within the LPGA Tour’s second occasion of the yr.
“It was simply actually strong,” Hedwall stated. “I hit a variety of greens and I had a variety of attractiveness and it simply felt straightforward enjoying golf immediately.”