Shin impresses at Royal Canberra Golf Club

From ESPN - February 9, 2018

South Korea's Jiyai Shin has put two shots on the rest of the field at the Canberra Classic after a blistering opening round.

The former world No.1 is clubhouse leader at Royal Canberra after carding a seven-under 65 on Friday although Norway's Karoline Lund is mounting an unlikely challenge.

The world No.663 stormed into a tie for second with Australian star Minjee Lee and German Leticia Ras-Anderica.

Lund approached the final hole of the day just one shot behind Shin but a bogey brought her back with Lee and Ras-Anderica for a round of 67.

Brazil's Luiza Altmann, English legend Laura Davies, Spain's Luna Sobron, Holland's Anne Van Dam, Thai Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng, Scotland's Kylie Henry and Swede Pernilla Lindberg share fifth after managing rounds of 68.

European No.1 Georgia Hall teed off in an early group with Shin and Lee, finishing the day at three-under in a tie for 11th with Australian Stephanie Na and Thailand's Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras.


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