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Inbee Park takes 1-stroke lead at LPGA event in Singapore

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Inbee Park takes 1-stroke lead at LPGA occasion in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) – The Park household – No. 2-ranked Inbee Park and also her other half and also caddie Gi – blazed a trail after the opening round of the HSBC Female’s Globe Champion on Thursday.

Park birdied 2 of her last 3 openings in a bogey-free round for an 8-under 64 and also a one-stroke lead at the LPGA Excursion competition.

“I think I’m going to give him 10 (out of 10) and probably 10 for the rest of the week because I’m really thankful that he’s doing this for me and in this heat,” Park claimed. “I’m just really thankful that he’s carrying the bag.”

Park’s routine caddie, Brad Beecher of Australia, was unable to bring her bag as a result of coronavirus quarantine limitations.

Park is the protecting Olympic champ and also has 2 previous victories at the Singapore competition, in 2015 and also 2017.

Hee Youthful Park (65) holed out from the fairway for an eagle to begin her back 9 and also birdied 3 of her last 5 openings and also was a stroke behind. 5 gamers were 3 strokes off the lead in 3rd with 67s, consisting of Female’s British Open champ Sophia Popov.

Lydia Ko, whose win in Hawaii a week ago relocated her as much as No. 7, fired 69, while No. 1-ranked Jin Youthful Ko had a 71 and also No. 5 Danielle Kang fired 72.

ANA Motivation champion Patty Tavatanakit fired 70. The 21-year-old Thai, that played university golf at UCLA, won the very first significant champion of the year in her novice period on excursion.

Previous Females’s PGA champ Hannah Eco-friendly fired 71 and also currently has 13 successive rounds under the same level. Eco-friendly was among just 3 gamers that fired in the 60s all 4 rounds in Los Angeles recently in an event won by Brooke Henderson.

Sung-hyun Park, the protecting champ from 2019, shot 78.

There is minimal viewer accessibility to the program as a result of the pandemic. Singapore has actually had just 30 fatalities credited to COVID-19 and also the majority of the existing infection situations are those that have actually shown up from abroad and also remain in quarantine.

Gamers needed to go through COVID-19 screening prior to they left for Singapore and also as soon as they showed up.

The excursion transfers to the Bangkok location following week for the Honda LPGA Thailand. A 3rd competition in China prepared for the complying with week was terminated as a result of infection limitations.

Present strategies are to have the LPGA go back to Asia later on this year – from mid-October to very early November – for 4 events in China, South Korea, Taiwan and also Japan. All 4 events were last played throughout the very same duration in 2019.

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