WONJU, South Korea — Atthaya Thitikul shot a 9-under 63 to set a match report and lead after the primary spherical of the BMW Girls Championship on Thursday.
She was a stroke forward of Minsol Kim and three up on a trio of gamers: A Lim Kim, Andrea Lee and Yaeeun Hong.
Thitikul had an eagle 2 on the thirteenth gap and added seven birdies with out dropping a shot.
Three extra gamers — Lydia Ko, Lilia Vu and Alison Lee — carded 68s and have been 5 off the lead.
Thitikul has already gained twice in her first season on the LPGA Tour and is on the lookout for extra.
Minsol Kim, along with getting off to a fast begin with a 64, received to play with a private hero. It is also her first 12 months on the tour.
Once I was youthful, I truly got here as a gallery to observe the BMW Championships and I keep in mind pondering that Sung Hyun Park was actually cool, Minsol Kim mentioned. So in the present day, to play aspect by aspect along with her, it was an actual honor.
Park, who has gained two majors, shot a 69.