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Su Oh contends at Scottish Open

Su Oh
Su Oh began with a 65 at North Berwick. Image: Getty

Ever so quietly, Victoria’s Su Oh is finding the place in the golfing world that everyone thought she should own.

Oh, 23, shot an opening 65 at the Ladies Scottish Open in round one to be in contention again. At six-under par, she is just two shots off the lead held by Jane Park of the United States, Korean Mi Hyang Lee and Anne van Dam of the Netherlands at eight-under.

Already 29th on the points list for the LPGA Tour, she is having close to a breakthrough season, earning $US 330,000 with two top-10s. The Melburnian was among the best amateurs in the world and won the Australian Ladies Masters early in her professional career, but has mostly been overshadowed by Minjee Lee, the world No. 4 with whom she often represented Australia including at the Olympics.

Oh began with three birdies in her opening four holes and ended up with six for the day, without a single blemish, winding up tied-fifth.

On a calm day at North Berwick the scoring was low, and Australians Hannah Green (67), Minjee Lee (69) and Katherine Kirk (68) all began well. Sarah Kemp began with an even-par 71.

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