Pettersen shoots course-record 63 in Korea

By: wholesalegolfclubsuk  20/10/2012
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INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- Suzann Pettersen shot a course-record 9-under 63 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA's HanaBank Championship. The Norwegian finished a shot clear of Sweden's Karin Sjodin at the Ocean Course in Incheon, with five players tied for third, two shots back. Japan's Ai Miyazato, Spain's Azahara Munoz and the South Korean trio of So Yeon Ryu, Moon Hyun-Hee and Kim Ha-Neul all shot 66. In perfect conditions at the course 25 miles west of Seoul, Pettersen sank five birdies in the first six holes on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course to make a brilliant start to the three-day event. "Being three rounds, you want to get off to a hot start and I can't complain with today's round," Pettersen said. "I got off to a good start, found the feel of the greens this morning and worked hard to feel the speed yesterday and made some great putts and great shots," she said. "I'm really trying to read what's out there; some pins are par pins and some pins you attack." Defending champion and world No. 1 Yani Tseng had a 68, while No. 2 Stacy Lewis finished at par with a 72. Pettersen also set a course record last week at the Sime Derby LPGA Malaysia, only to falter in the final two rounds.

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