10 Mar 2022 | Professional golf |
Oh soars to career-low round in Thailand
by Martin Blake
Recent WPGA champion Su Oh has continued her surge of good form by leaping to the lead in the LPGA Thailand event at Siam Country Club in Pattaya.
The 25-year-old Oh fired in nine birdies in her opening round and went bogey-free.
She shares the lead with Japanese star Nasa Hataoka and Germany’s Esther Henseleit. Oh won the WPGA Championship at Royal Queensland in January to break a seven-year winning drought.
World No. 4 Minjee Lee opened with a three-under par 69 while Hannah Green shot 70.
Oh made a bomb at her first hole, the 10th on the course and chipped in at the sixth. She was delighted with what she believes was a career-best tournament score to par.
“I had like a four-footer down the hill left to right for par on the last and I was like, ‘come on’, because I think I shot plenty of eight-unders, but not nine,” she said later.
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