On February 22nd at Pattaya (Chonburi), Thailand – Fires six under-par 66, Moriya started her path to aiming championship by co-leader with 3 frontrow players at Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course.
She shot 6 birdies in this round. 6 probably her lucky number!
Meantime, Ariya the little Jutanugarn is 2 strokes behind at four under-par 68.
“I’m satisfied with the results. After all the downturn, I think to pressure myself couldn’t bring me to win. I want to be better golfer who perform her best.”
LPGA: Lexi, Minjee, Moriya, Korda Atop Star-Studded Leaderboard in Thailand
Four Tied At The Top in Thailand
There would be no better place for Moriya Jutanugarn to stamp her first win on the LPGA Tour. The native of Thailand turned in a bogey-free 6-under, 66 to share the opening round lead with Lexi Thompson, Minjee Lee and Jessica Korda. Jutanugarn will try to become the first player from Thailand to win the Honda LPGA Thailand.
“I had a good start today, it was better than I expected,” said Jutanugarn. “I just rested this offseason and ate Thai food at home.”
While Siam Country Club is not a course she plays or practices at often while home, she is very comfortable around the track. Plus, she has plenty of friends and family members out watching this week. Moriya finished seventh in Thailand last year.
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As expected, frontrow Thai representatives stay within Leaderboard.
Thai First Round Results