Date: Jul 18, 2015
By: AP, SYLVANIA, Ohio
South Korea’s Jang Ha-na birdied the par-five 18th for a five-under 66 and a one-stroke lead
on Thursday after the first round of the LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic.
Taiwan’s Hsu Wei-ling, Sarah Kemp, Nannette Hill and Lee-Anne Pace were tied for second at four-under.
Jang chipped to 6 feet (1.8m) to set up the final birdie after hitting a three-wood approach to the front edge.
“Just really good shot,” Jang said about the chip with a 52o wedge.
“I feel happy today, because in the morning … I was very tired in my bed, so no practice today. I don’t think about the score, so really good play today,” Jang said.
Winless in 23 career tour events, Jang birdied four of the first five holes on the back nine at Highland Meadows, dropped a stroke on the par-four 15th and rallied with the closing birdie. [FULL STORY]