by Jeff Skinner
The LPGA’s Azahara Munoz started the day in the first group at the HSBC Women’s Champions and finished the day at the top of the leaderboard. Munoz carded a 7 under, bogey free 65 for a two stroke lead over a star studded leaderboard.
Munuz was happy with her round, “I played pretty good. I hit a lot of fairways. When I didn’t, I still hit the greens. I feel the key today, I hit a lot of really good second shots so I gave myself a lot of opportunities, and then obviously I converted a lot of them.”
Five players are tied for second two strokes behind Munoz including major winners Stacey Lewis and Sun Young Yoo. Paula Creamer who shook off the effects of her recent car accident is three strokes off the lead at 4 under as is world number one Yani Tseng . Tseng looks to have started the new season close to being on form. She is looking to rebound from a disappointing end to 2012 when after three early season victories she failed to win on tour for the next seven months.
Mike Whan and his charges at the LPGA Tour have just released the LPGA 2013 Player Guide. It’s full of stats and facts on all the tour players. It’s fun and easy to navigate through the magazine form guide. Click here and give it a try.
The Golf Channel will have taped first round coverage at 12:30pm EST.