Kang makes fast start in Georgia

England’s Mel Reid four off the pace right after opening-round 69 in Georgia

Simply by Ali Stafford

Last Updated: 23/10/20 1: 58am

Danielle Kang holds a share of the earlier lead

Danielle Kang holds a share of the earlier lead

Danielle Kang lived up to her invoicing as pre-tournament favourite by getting a share of the lead following the opening round of the LPGA Generate On Championship.

The entire world No 5, the highest-ranked participant in the field and current Race in order to CME Globe leader, carded the bogey-free 65 on the Great Seas Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee.

Kang is linked on seven under with Jennifer Song, who also took benefit of the better scoring conditions for the mid-day wave, with Ally MacDonald an attempt off the pace in third.

Song strike 14 of 14 fairways plus 18 of 18 greens within regulation during her opening round

Song hit 14 associated with 14 fairways and 18 associated with 18 greens in regulation throughout her opening round

Music hit 14 of 14 fairways and 18 of 18 produce in regulation during her starting round

This program is really tough and in the mid-day the greens got really crusty, so there was a lot of calculation, inch Song said. “I didn’t believe that was possible to shoot that will score out there, but I had an excellent round. ”

Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg leads the Western interest and sits three shots off the pace in tied-sixth, whilst recent winner Mel Reid is within the group on three under that will also includes France’s Celine Boutier.

Reid claimed her maiden win on the Shoprite LPGA Classic

Reid claimed her maiden win on the Shoprite LPGA Classic

Reid claimed her maiden win on the Shoprite LPGA Classic

Lexi Thompson and previous world No 1 both began with one-under 71s, with AIG Women’s Open champion Sophia Popov posting a level-par 72 plus Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow within the group on two over.

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