Golf flawless Tavatanakit grabs lead in opening round at Singapore LPGA

FILE PHOTO: Golf - Women's Singles - Final - Round 1
FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Golf – Women’s Singles – Finals – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 4, 2021. Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand in action. REUTERS/Toby Melville

March 3, 2022

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Patty Tavatanakit took the lead in the opening round at the HSBC Women’s World Championship after the 2021 ANA Inspiration winner fired a flawless five-under-67 at Sentosa Golf Club on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Thai dropped in five birdies, one shot ahead of a trio that included two-time winner Park In-bee, South Korea’s Kim A-lim and America’s Danielle Kang.

Top-seeker Ko Jin-young was in a big group at three-under, the South Korean recovering from a double bogey on the second hole to map 69.

Ko has had a stellar season and the 26-year-old has had nine top-10 finishes in her last 10 starts, including five wins.

Others in this group include world number three New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, Canada’s Brooke Henderson and Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by Kim Coghill) Golf flawless Tavatanakit grabs lead in opening round at Singapore LPGA


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