BECKY BREWERTON SETS PACE IN CHIN A WITH A FIVE-UNDER 67
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By BETHAN CUTLER, Media Manager LET
Suzhou, China: Becky Brewerton secured a one-shot lead after the first round of the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China.
The 28-year-old from Wales, opened with a five under par 67 at Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club near Shanghai to edge one stroke ahead of six other players including the world number one Yani Tseng.
Tseng is looking for her 11th title of the season after winning in her homeland on Sunday.
She had four birdies in her opening round, but three putted for par on the 18th, after reaching the green in two strokes.
She is placed alongside the 2010 event champion Lee-Anne Pace from South Africa, Lisa Holm Sorensen and Line Vedel of Denmark, Scotland’s Kylie Walker and Italian Giulia Sergas.
Pace, who won her fifth LET title in a four-way play-off at the venue 12 months ago, was satisfied with five birdies and just one dropped shot at the 10th hole.
Kylie Walker, a second year professional on the LET, carded three birdies in a row from the fourth hole and grabbed another on the par-five 18th.
“I’m happy with four under. It was all really quite steady. I only missed two greens, gave myself a lot of chances and made a few of them. It was really nice, stress free. I was never in trouble,” Walker said.
“I’m driving it nicely, which is an advantage around here if you can be in the right positions, it sets you up for a good shot into the green.”
FIRST ROUND LEADING SCOREBOARD
67 - Becky Brewerton (WAL)
68 - Lisa Holm Sorensen (DEN) , Yani Tseng (TPE) , Lee-Anne Pace (SA) , Kylie Walker (SCO) , Line Vedel (DEN) , Giulia Sergas (ITA)
69 - Tan Ling Ling (CHN) , Veronica Zorzi (ITA) , Stacy Lee Bregman (SA) , Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
70 - Jenni Kuosa (FIN) , Beth Allen (USA) , Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) , Jaclyn Sweeney (USA) , Nontaya Srisawang (THA) , Vikki Laing (SCO) , Karen Lunn (AUS) , Tiffany Tavee (USA) , Nikki Garrett (AUS) , Lu Yue Xia (CHN) , Klara Spilkova (CZE)
71 - Becky Morgan (WAL) , Hei-Ji Kim (KOR) , Laura Davies (ENG) , Melissa Reid (ENG) , Russamee Gulyanamitta (THA) , Zhang Yu Yang (CHN) , Walailak Satarak (USA) , Christine Song (USA) , Guo Cai Zhu (CHN) , Felicity Johnson (ENG) , Kaisa Ruuttila (FIN) , Zhong Xiao Long (CHN)
73 - Lynn Kenny (SCO), Clare Queen (SCO)