Aussies Lee, Oh shine in Taiwan LPGA event

Australian golfers Minjee Lee and Su Oh have made strong starts to the LPGA event in Taiwan.

31-Oct-2019 By Australian Associated Press
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Australia's Minjee Lee is one stroke off the lead following the opening round of the LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts Championship in Taiwan.

In the event she finished a close second in last year, world No.9 Lee fired a five-under 67 to trail co-leaders Mi Jung Hur and Nelly Korda - who earned her first US LPGA Tour victory here last year.

Despite strong gusts at Miramar Golf Country Club, 28 players managed to shoot under par.

South Korean Hur, who tied for 21st at the BMW Ladies Championship in Korea last week, had a bogey-free six-under 66 while Korda's round was a mixed bag - made up of an eagle, seven birdies, seven pars and three bogeys.

The American's two on the par-4, 15th made the difference.

"I've been so close and it's lipped out a couple of times," she said, explaining her 8-iron shot.

"Finally, when it went in it felt really good," Korda said.

Another Aussie in Su Oh (68) was one of four players two shots off the pace at four under, while compatriots Katherine Kirk (75) and Hannah Green (76) have some work to do to feature in the weekend action.

World No.1 Jin Young Ko is one-over and currently tied for 37th.


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