Date: Oct 24, 2015
By: AP, TAIPEI
Ji Eun-hee yesterday took a one-stroke lead over Lydia Ko in the LPGA
Taiwan Championship, overcoming back pain and a double-bogey in windy and rainy conditions.
The 29-year-old South Korean finished with a three-under 69 to reach nine-under 135 at the Miramar Golf and Country Club in Linkou, New Taipei City. She made the double-bogey on the par-five sixth after hooking her drive out of bounds, rallied with birdies on Nos. 9 through 11 and closed with seven straight pars.
“I hurt my middle back this morning,” Ji said. “Just bothering me on my swing and especially with my driver.”
The second-ranked Ko birdied the par-five 18th for a 67.
“It’s always good to finish on a birdie,” Ko said. “I’ve just got to keep my head high. Especially with the weather conditions, anything can happen.” [FULL STORY]