LPGA Tour 2021 - ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, 1-4 April
Round One Highlights
Patty Tavatanakit was nearly flawless in her opening round at Mission Hills. The 21-year-old rookie did not card a bogey during the first round and posted a six-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead. [See her here]
Her back nine included birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 15 before she finished off the round with an excellent birdie on the risk-reward par-5 18th. It’s always nice to play a round without making a bogey, and Tavatanakit made that a reality today.
From GolfToday UK:
Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit heads a star-studded leader board on the opening day of the 2021 ANA Inspiration after a stunning bogey free six under par 66.
Tavatanakit turned pro shortly after finishing 26th in the 2019 ANA Inspiration, winning three times on the Symetra Tour that year. Showing a patience that belied her 21 years when asked when she was going to win on the LPGA Tour she commented, “It’s just basically still my rookie year, so there is a lot to learn. Everyone is good out here, so you have to show a lot of respect to the players, too. More at this link