SHIGA (Japan) — Japanese players Ai Suzuki & Momoko Ueda shot 7-under 65s on Thursday, to place at the top of the first round leaderboard at LPGA Tours Toto Japan Classic.
Sakura Koiwai and Ayaka Furue were the other Japanese players who finished behind. The tournament will be played at the Seta Golf Club, Shiga, Japan.
Furue is the current champion, while Suzuki won the event in 2019.
Miyu Yamashita was another Japanese player and was two strokes behind after a score of 67.
Suzuki claimed that she had been having difficulty with her swing and that she hired a new swing instructor, which didnt work out.
She said, Then I decided to play without a coach anymore and it just started going well. I feel like a 10-under player today.
Ueda stated that she has also made recent changes.
Ueda stated that she had changed the shaft of my driver and my putter. I dont change my putter often, but it worked well this week.
Atthaya Thitikul, a Thai player, is the LPGAs new No. A 71 was her best score. She is the second player under 20 to reach No. 1. Next year, she will be 20.
Lydia Ko, New Zealands No. 1 ranked. In 2015, Lydia Ko of New Zealand was 17 years old.
Being No. Thitikul spoke earlier in this week about being No. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be No. Im not the best in the world, but its still a ranking.