LPGA 2021 - HSBC Women’s World Championship, Sentosa GC, Singapore
Round One: Lee, Ko, Tavatanakit and more
Minjee Lee, presently No. 10 in Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, was runner-up in this tournament in 2019. Her 13-under final meant she was just two strokes back from the winner Sung Hyun Park. Strangely, perhaps, for a defending champion, Sung Hyun Park is now at the very bottom of the leaderboard, 6-over-par 78. Minjee Lee is 3-under, T14 with Katherine Kirk and several others.
Patty Tavatanakit and Lydia Ko get special mention at the Straits Times:
After a forgettable week at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open that saw Patty Tavatanakit and Lydia Ko miss the cut, the duo left their baggage behind in Los Angeles and got off to a good start at the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore on Thursday (April 29).
Ko fired a three-under 69 to come in tied 14th, while Patty finished tied 22nd on two-under 70. Read more here
Tavatanakit is also given a closer look at CNN:
As a 21-year-old rookie, few had predicted Tavatanakit would be in contention at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, earlier this month.
Despite a surging Lydia Ko behind her, Tavatanakit held her nerve to win by two shots and become the first rookie champion since Juli Inkster in 1984.
With well-wishers reaching out to her in the aftermath of her victory, Tavatanakit admits it's "been really weird" coming to terms with the fact that she's actually won a major. Read more here