Vastavam web: Indian golfer Aditi Ashok made a creditable start with one-under 71 on the opening day of the CME Group Tour Championship here.The 19-year-old, one of the very last entrants into the star-studded field, teed off from the 10th with a birdie and added one more on par-5 14th.But she was then unable to find any more birdies and dropped a shot on second to finish at 71. She was Tied-36th in the 72-player field.Smith and Chien both returned bogey-free rounds, with Smith carding the lowest first round of her career.
Park could make history if she win as she can pull off an unprecedented six-pack of awards: Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, Vare Trophy for Low scoring average, money title, the USD 1 million bonus and No. 1 in Rolex Rankings.
2) Disappointing day for Vani Kapoor in Sanya Ladies Open at China
Vastavam web: It was a disappointing day for Vani Kapoor, who carded two-over 74 on the opening day of the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club in Hainan, China.Vani, who was tied-6th last week at Hero Women’s Indian Open, was even par after 16 holes, before she bogeyed the last two holes for 74.Rookie professional Celine Boutier of France and Wichanee Meechai of Thailand fired five-under-par 67s to share the first-round lead.
They hold a one stroke lead over nine other players Marianne Skarpnord, Prima Thammaraks, Valdis Thora Jonsdottir, Yan-Hong Pan, Kristen Farmer, Lee-Anne Pace, Solar Lee and Marta Sanz Barrio.Boutier has only played in two other Ladies European Tour tournaments this season, finishing tied for 11th in the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open and tied for 6th in the Hero Women’s Indian Open over the last fortnight