The first round of this event is in the books, and the leaders are a pair of Sisters! "Teenagers Su Oh and Eun Woo (Annie) Choi share the lead after the opening round of the RACV Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast. "
You may recall that last year this event was won by Cheyenne Woods with Minjee Lee second. Lee is not back, but Woods is.
Hull, Clyburn and Choi Lead at RACV Ladies Masters 2/14/2015
England’s Holly Clyburn, Charley Hull and South Korean Eun Woo ‘Annie’ Choi share the lead after the wind swept day at the RACV Ladies Masters in Queensland.
It was a day where the RACV Royal Pines course won, with the best score of the day one-under-par 72 which was had by a handful of players. The leader board is jam packed with 17 players within four shots of the lead.
Clyburn posted a one-over-par 74, while Choi and Hull had two-over-par rounds. The leaders will take a slender one shot lead into Sunday over Australian Su Oh (72), Norway’s Tonje Daffinrud (72) and second round leader Rebecca Artis. The Australian took a three shot lead into Saturday but struggled in the conditions and carded a six-over-par 78, however she is right in the mix.
Local 16-year-old amateur Rebecca Kay finished her round in style with an eagle and got the biggest cheer from the crowd on the 18th. Kay (73) shares seventh place with Malaysian Michelle Koh (72) and Chinese Taipei Ssu-Chia Cheng (74) at two-under-par.
Three players are at one-under-par and just three off the leaders, one of these players is Rolex World No. 29, Lee-Anne Pace. Pace is the top ranked player in the field and finished birdie, eagle and is will looking to capture her 10th LET title. Last October she came from five shots down to win the Cell C South African Women’s Open.
The 2009 champion, Katherine Kirk is one of five players at even par. England’s Melissa Reid and Gwladys Nocera are also at even-par and are all very experienced players who could also make a charge on Sunday.
Defending champion Cheyenne Woods fired an even par round, but that was enough to move up around 30 places. Woods is at five-over-par and tied for 37th.
I tried watching the live youtube stream last night but it was brutal and unwatchable. Charley Hull missed some really short putts. The 2 young Sista's are hanging in well.
Oh to be playing in the glorious conditions of the Gold Coast....instead on the muck in the PNW. Anyone been to Oz?....a bucket list for me and there are some amazing golf courses in NZ too and great wine regions in both countries.
4 hrs of no commercial golf....I think there was a 5 min delay so we saw plenty of golf.
Charley Hull got off to a hot start to get to -6 and I thought it was hers to win. I like Hull and maybe I have always had blinders on....but her play really can be wild and sloppy as demonstrated today...kinda like some golf we saw from Ariya recently.
Oh played brilliantly coming home to win handily. Oh has kinda always been in Minjee Lee's shadow. Oh was interviewed before her rd and said she'll play the Symetra considering she's turned pro recently....now she's eligible to play on the LET....let's see what she'll do.
The Aussie announcers were kinda unbearable....and we have another 3 weeks of this....ugh.
A clueless act by Sandy, the on course reporter, to interview Oh walking down the 18th.....the event was not over .....as also noted by Oh......and there was still another group to finish......yes....Oh had the event pretty well sealed up....but wait for the tournament to end to obtain the interview...it's not a practice, pro-am or exhibition rd to interview a pro while playing coming home for the win....duh.
Congrats to Su Hyun Oh on a great win! Four birdies to finish! (I hadn't realized she finished second last week in her first pro start, but her second start was the charm!). Also note that KLPGA Rookie-to-be Annie Choi finished solo fifth.
I missed the coverage. Did they ever mention Jan Stephenson? She must be going crazy watching the Koreans dominating so far this year.
Hey stop picking on Jan...she was the only hot one on tour back in the 70's & 80's. Jan is the one that got me interested in the LPGA. I wonder if Jan, Carolyn Bivens and Larry the Loop text about the resurgence this year of 'The Korean Reign of Terror"?
But Jan could have used some advice from the Korean gals to protect themselves against the sun....but she still has a nice figure for a 63 year old lady.