Summary: Ashleigh Buhai shoots a flawless 10-under 62 to secure the top spot after the first round of the LPGA tournament in South Korea.
Ashleigh Buhai, the reigning Women’s British Open champion from South Africa, made a strong start in the LPGA tournament in South Korea with a bogey-free round of 10-under 62. Taking advantage of favorable morning conditions at the Seowon Valley Country Club, Buhai displayed exceptional skill and accuracy on the newly-renovated course outside Seoul. The competition saw a remarkable number of low scores, with only 10 out of the 78 players in the no-cut field finishing over par. American golfer Alison Lee trailed closely behind Buhai with an impressive 63, followed by Ayaka Furue of Japan and Minjee Lee of Australia, both with solid rounds of 64. The defending champion, Lydia Ko, managed a respectable 67, while Brooke Henderson scored a 68 and Lilia Vu, the current top-ranked player, shot 69. This tournament marks the second leg of the LPGA Tour’s Asian swing, with Angel Yin emerging as the winner of the LPGA Shanghai event last week. The tour will continue in Malaysia and Japan over the next two weeks.
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