Patty Tavatanakit fired a 5-under 67 on Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship, which features nine of the top ten female golfers in the world.
Before bogeying her final hole, Danielle Kang was tied for the lead. She came in second place, tied with Inbee Park and A Lim Kim.
Top-ranked After 69s, Jin Young Ko, Lydia Ko, and Brooke Henderson were tied for third place, two shots back.
Tavatanakit, who tied for third in her tournament debut last year, said, “I feel like everything went really solid.” “A few shots here and there,” says the narrator. But, altogether, I’m pleased with how I performed.”
Park stated that the New Tanjong Course at the Sentosa Golf Club “fitted her game.”
“This golf course isn’t extremely lengthy, which provides me a big edge when I’m playing with the big hitters,” Park, a seven-time major champion, said. “I’m having a great time on the course.” It has done so over time.”
Jin Young Ko was competing for the first time in three months. Ko commented before the competition that she didn’t think the break was long enough.
“To me, it seemed quite short,” Ko added. “I returned to Korea to spend time with my family and friends, as well as my dog.” And I ate potato chips while watching Netflix in my bed.”
When Ko missed the green at No. 4, her first miss in 67 holes, her streak of straight greens in regulation came to an end.