India’s Aditi Ashok didn’t have the perfect of begins as she carded two-over 73 within the first spherical to lie tied 104th on the LPGA Basic in Galloway. The Indian will want a low second spherical to make the lower.
Nevertheless, Megha Ganne, a neighborhood New Jersey beginner, who shot into fame by main the US Ladies’s Open after which ending T-14, had a greater day at one-under 70 and was T-51st. Ganne, enjoying on a sponsor exemption, performed in the identical group as Aditi and the native Indian followers beloved it.
Aditi, beginning on tenth, bumped into early bother with three bogeys between twelfth and fifteenth however steadied with a string of pars. She had only one birdie on fourth for a two-over 73.
Ganne had two birdies and two bogeys on her first 9, the again stretch of the course, and one birdie and no bogeys on the entrance 9. On a day when low scores had been aplenty, as many as 19 gamers shot 67 or higher within the first spherical on the Bay Course in Galloway, N.J.
Jodi Ewart Shadoff, coming into the occasion after 5 straight missed cuts, shot six-under 65 and led the sphere alongside Korea’s So Yeon Ryu.
The Englishwoman carded 4 birdies and an eagle to leap to the highest of the leaderboard. Ewart Shadoff matched Ryu in rating and her rating included an eagle on the par-5 third. Ryu additionally had an eagle and 5 birdies and one dropped shot.
Eight gamers are one behind the leaders at Tied-third at 5-under. That features No. 2 Jin Younger Ko, LPGA Corridor of Famer Inbee Park, 10-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson and Matilda Castren. Park is enjoying her first LPGA occasion for the reason that AIG Ladies’s Open in August.