The LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey got underway at Ko Olina Golf Club on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. And after a rain-delayed opening round, there is an absolute logjam atop the leaderboard.
Mi Hyang Lee and Paula Creamer are tied for the lead at 6-under-par, while another 27 players are within three shots of the co-leaders – five at 5-under, eight at 4-under, and fourteen at 3-under.
T1 Mi Hyang Lee, Paula Creamer -6
T3 Su-Yeon Jang, Beth Allen, Eun-Hee Ji, Lizette Salas, Alena Sharp -5
T8 Stacy Lewis -4
T17 Inbee Park -3
T31 Brooke M. Henderson -2
T47 Christina Kim, Michelle Wie -1
T71 Cheyenne Woods E
T86 Lydia Ko +1
T119 Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome +3
— Brittany Lincicome (@Brittany1golf) April 13, 2017
“I played solid. I putted really well. I switched back to conventional-style putting. I’ve been left-hand-low for the last three years. I hit the ball really well at the ANA (Inspiration) and Kia (Classic), I just couldn’t make any putts. We talked about how many times I won conventional and how many times have I won left-hand-low and the difference was astronomical.”
“My shots were the worst. It’s good for the one week off after the ANA (Inspiration). I (had) good rest, and my body is much better than before. I met with my coach and tried to fix my problem. I have a lot more confidence than before. I played really good today, and I got a lot more confidence from today.”
–Mi Hyang Lee
Credit: LPGA, Getty Images