Honda LPGA Thailand R1

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March 10, 2022
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LPGA Thailand 2022 R1
March 10-13
Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course, Chonburi, Thailand
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Japan's Nasa Hataoka, Germany's Esther Henseleit and Australia's Su Oh all carded bogey-free 63s to top the leaderboard after the first round of the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club Pattaya’s Old Course.

LPGA Thailand 2022 R1

Hataoka hit all 14 fairways and all 18 greens in her first round, picking apart the Old Course with laser-like accuracy. She has never finished better than 31st in her previous three tournament appearances, her best previous round was a 67 in 2021, but says she is finally feeling comfortable around the venue.

“(This is the) first time we know the golf course, so I know the bad position and good position. I missed the bad position, so that's why I play really good today.”

LPGA Thailand 2022 R1

Henseleit made a great tournament debut, carding nine birdies in her first time around the Old Course and shooting her career-low round.

“I just didn't make any big mistakes, I think. My irons were good. On my first nine I had many tap-in birdies; on the back nine I holed like two longer putts. But just stress-free golf.”

LPGA Thailand 2022 R1

Oh also shot the lowest round of her competitive career and completed her flawless round with a tricky 4-foot downhill putt for par on her final hol. She pointed to her work on the greens, needing just 22 putts, as the strength of her game on Thursday.

“I think my ball striking was actually better last week, but I had like 10 less putts this week, like today. Like 32 putts last week but had like 23 putts today. With obviously a chip-in it's maybe like 24, 25 putts, but still like eight shots better. And I didn't hit it that much closer. I think I hit it closer last week, but just didn't hole anything. So I'm glad I holed some putts today. Feels really nice.”

LPGA Thailand 2022 R1

China’s Xiyu Lin holds solo fourth after a bogey-free 64.

Six players are tied for fifth at 7-under, including Canadian Brooke Henderson and France’s Celine Boutier, who is of Thai descent.

2021 Honda LPGA Thailand winner Ariya Jutanugarn, who became the first Thai player to win the tournament, opened with a 2-over 74 and is tied for 63rd.

LPGA Thailand 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParTotal
T1Su Oh-963
T1Nasa Hataoka-963
T1Esther Henseleit-963
4Xiyu Janet Lin-864
T5Brooke M. Henderson-765
T5Nanna Koerstz Madsen-765
T5Alison Lee-765
T5Lindsey Weaver-Wright-765
T5Celine Boutier-765
T5Jennifer Kupcho-765
T11Amy Yang-666
T11Danielle Kang-666
T11Jeongeun Lee6-666
T11Carlota Ciganda-666
T11Yu Liu-666
T11Lizette Salas-666
T17Min Lee-567
T17Hinako Shibuno-567
T17Lucy Li-567
T17Perrine Delacour-567
T17A Lim Kim-567
T17Stacy Lewis-567
T23Brittany Altomare-468
T23Madelene Sagstrom-468
T23Mina Harigae-468
T23Jeongeun Lee5-468
T23Yuka Saso-468
T23Pajaree Anannarukarn-468
T23Gaby Lopez-468
T23In Gee Chun-468
T23Kaitlyn Papp-468
T23Caroline Masson-468
T23Sarah Schmelzel-468
T34Minjee Lee-369
T34Rina Tatematsu (a)-369
T34Emma Talley-369
T34So Yeon Ryu-369
T34Wei-Ling Hsu-369
T34Megan Khang-369
T34Hyo Joo Kim-369
T34Jennifer Song-369
T42Leona Maguire-270
T42Atthaya Thitikul-270
T42Moriya Jutanugarn-270
T42Jaravee Boonchant-270
T42Hannah Green-270
T42Emily Kristine Pedersen-270
T42Matilda Castren-270
T42Aditi Ashok-270
T50Chella Choi-171
T50Patty Tavatanakit-171
T50Marina Alex-171
T50Giulia Molinaro-171
T50Mel Reid-171
T50Prima Thammaraks-171
T50Albane Valenzuela-171
T50Yealimi Noh-171
T50Angel Yin-171
T59Jenny Coleman+173
T59Jasmine Suwannapura+173
T59Chanettee Wannasaen+173
T59Na Yeon Choi+173
T63Jaye Marie Green+274
T63Ariya Jutanugarn+274
65Wichanee Meechai+375
66Ashleigh Buhai+577
67Sarah Kemp+880
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