Buick LPGA Shanghai R1

Amy Yang and Nasa Hataoka take lead in China

October 17-20
Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China
$2,100,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Amy Yang and Nasa Hataoka returned first-round 67s on Thursday and share the lead after 18 holes at the 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai. Both players carded six birdies to just one bogey in their rounds, with Yang leading the field by hitting 17 of 18 greens.

“I’m happy how I played today,” said Yang, who won February’s Honda LPGA Thailand for her fourth career LPGA victory. “My swing felt very stable out there and hit some lot of solid shots out there and making some good putts, so it’s been a good round.”

Hataoka comes to Shanghai as one of the hottest players in women’s golf. The native of Ibaraki, Japan, has not finished outside the top seven in her last five events across the LPGA and JLPGA Tours, including two JLPGA major wins at the Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup and the Japan Women’s Open Golf Championship. She visited the LPGA Tour’s victory circle at the 2019 Kia Classic.


Americans Jessica Korda and Angel Yin are tied for third at -4. Defending champion Danielle Kang is one of seven players tied for fifth at -3 alongside the English trio of Bronte Law, Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Mel Reid.

Law carded four birdies and a solitary bogey at Qizhong Garden Golf Club, while Solheim Cup team-mate Ewart Shadoff recovered from a double bogey on the fourth with the aid of an eagle and three birdies in her last five holes.

Reid, who was a vice-captain for Europe’s dramatic triumph at Gleneagles in September, carded five birdies and two bogeys in a three-under-par 69 which was also matched by Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Jennifer Kupcho.

Former Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall is four shots off the pace following a 71.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Nasa Hataoka
-5
67
T1
Amy Yang
-5
67
T3
Angel Yin
-4
68
T3
Jessica Korda
-4
68
T5
Danielle Kang
-3
69
T5
Brooke M. Henderson
-3
69
T5
Bronte Law
-3
69
T5
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-3
69
T5
Lydia Ko
-3
69
T5
Jennifer Kupcho
-3
69
T5
Mel Reid
-3
69

T12
Shanshan Feng
-2
70
T12
Gerina Piller
-2
70
T12
Brittany Altomare
-2
70
T12
Na Yeon Choi
-2
70
T12
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-2
70
T17
Nelly Korda
-1
71
T17
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-1
71
T17
Marina Alex
-1
71
T17
Georgia Hall
-1
71
T17
Katherine Kirk
-1
71
T17
Su Oh
-1
71
T17
Annie Park
-1
71
T24
Jin Young Ko
E
72
T24
Jeongeun Lee6
E
72
T24
Carlota Ciganda
E
72
T24
Ruixin Liu
E
72
T24
Mi Hyang Lee
E
72
T24
Alena Sharp
E
72
T24
Azahara Munoz
E
72
T24
Ashleigh Buhai
E
72
T24
Sarah Schmelzel
E
72
T24
Caroline Masson
E
72
T24
Eun-Hee Ji
E
72
T24
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
72
T24
Jaye Marie Green
E
72
T37
Xiaowen Yin (a)
1
73
T37
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
73
T37
Sei Young Kim
1
73
T37
Hyo Joo Kim
1
73
T37
Kristen Gillman
1
73
T37
Gaby Lopez
1
73
T37
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
T37
Amy Olson
1
73
T45
In-Kyung Kim
2
74
T45
Jing Yan
2
74
T45
Muni He
2
74
T45
Minjee Lee
2
74
T45
Megan Khang
2
74
T45
Simin Feng
2
74
T45
Chella Choi
2
74
T45
Jasmine Suwannapura
2
74
T53
Taoli Yang
3
75
T53
Yuli Shi
3
75
T53
Yifan Ji
3
75
T53
Wei-Ling Hsu
3
75
T53
Xiang Sui
3
75
T53
Cheyenne Knight
3
75
T53
Sakura Yokomine
3
75
T53
Ruoning Yin (a)
3
75
T61
Yu Liu
4
76
T61
Pornanong Phatlum
4
76
T61
Xiyu Lin
4
76
T61
Jenny Shin
4
76
T61
Mi Jung Hur
4
76
T61
Cydney Clanton
4
76
T61
Lizette Salas
4
76
T68
Yezhou Lin
5
77
T68
Mirim Lee
5
77
T68
Paula Creamer
5
77
T68
Yanhong Pan
5
77
T68
Tiffany Joh
5
77
T73
Yunjie Zhang
6
78
T73
Huize Lian
6
78
T73
Ying Luo
6
78
T76
Charley Hull
7
79
T76
Anna Nordqvist
7
79
T76
Yuting Shi
7
79
T76
Jienalin Zhang
7
79
T80
Jiaze Sun (a)
8
80
T80
Celine Boutier
8
80
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