LPGA Tour

Marathon Classic 2018

July 12-15

Highland Meadows Golf Club, Ohio

$1,600,000

July 12-15

Highland Meadows Golf Club, Ohio

$1,600,000

Round 1

Thidapa Suwannapura takes opening lead

July 12, 2018

Thailand's Thidapa Suwannapura crowned a roller coaster round with a final-hole birdie to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic in Ohio on Thursday.

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The 25-year-old from Bangkok, who is chasing her first victory on the tour, carded 10 birdies and four bogeys to finish the day with a six-under par 65 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania.

Thidapa's blistering round included seven birdies on the back nine, the last falling on the 18th to take her one stroke clear at the top of a congested leaderboard.

Thidapa's blistering round included seven birdies on the back nine, the last falling on the 18th to take her one stroke clear at the top of a congested leaderboard.

Even Thidapa seemed taken aback when informed later she had made 10 birdies in her round. "Did I make 10? Yeah, for real?" she asked reporters. "Oh wow."

"I'm really happy about the way I played today," she added. "There was a lot of drop on the back nine, and I just keep playing. I didn't really look at the leaderboard, and did not even expect anything."

A cluster of seven players were lurking menacingly on the world number 163's shoulder on five under.

The chasing pack included South Korean stars Chun In-gee, Lee Mi-rim and defending champion Kim In-kyung, who all posted 66s.

Kim was unable to build on a dazzling performance over the front nine, which left her at five-under at the turn, with a bogey and a birdie on the back nine cancelling each other out.

"It was really exciting playing the front nine," Kim said. "I had a good roll ... on the back, I hit a lot of good shots and good putts, just the greens can be tricky, and the wind was a little bit swirling. Overall it was a good round."

Chun surged up the leaderboard after rattling in four consecutive birdies on her closing four holes.

Also one off the lead were Sweden's Caroline Hedwall, Taiwan's Tseng Ya-ni and American duo Jacqui Concolino and Katelyn Dambaugh.

Eight players were two off the lead on four-under, including Canada's Brooke Henderson, who made five birdies and one bogey in her 67.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Thidapa Suwannapura
-6
65
T2
Caroline Hedwall
-5
66
T2
In Gee Chun
-5
66
T2
Mirim Lee
-5
66
T2
In-Kyung Kim
-5
66
T2
Yani Tseng
-5
66
T2
Jacqui Concolino
-5
66
T2
Katelyn Dambaugh
-5
66
T9
Allison Emrey
-4
67
T9
Christina Kim
-4
67
T9
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
67
T9
Annie Park
-4
67
T9
Caroline Inglis
-4
67
T9
Kris Tamulis
-4
67
T9
Wichanee Meechai
-4
67
T9
Xiyu Lin
-4
67
T17
Sandra Changkija
-3
68
T17
Wei-Ling Hsu
-3
68
T17
Emma Talley
-3
68
T17
Brittany Lincicome
-3
68
T17
Jennifer Kupcho (a)
-3
68
T17
Cindy LaCrosse
-3
68
T17
Mina Harigae
-3
68
T17
Emily Pedersen
-3
68
T17
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
68
T17
Austin Ernst
-3
68
T17
Stacy Lewis
-3
68
T17
Chella Choi
-3
68
T17
Marina Alex
-3
68
T17
Katherine Perry
-3
68
T31
Sei Young Kim
-2
69
T31
Mo Martin
-2
69
T31
Hyo Joo Kim
-2
69
T31
Simin Feng
-2
69
T31
Emily Tubert
-2
69
T31
Erynne Lee
-2
69
T31
Celine Herbin
-2
69
T31
Brianna Do
-2
69
T31
Cydney Clanton
-2
69
T31
Beatriz Recari
-2
69
T31
Peiyun Chien
-2
69
T31
Harang Lee
-2
69
T43
Brittany Benvenuto
-1
70
T43
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-1
70
T43
Camilla Lennarth
-1
70
T43
Jennifer Song
-1
70
T43
Lee-Anne Pace
-1
70
T43
Lexi Thompson
-1
70
T43
Jessy Tang
-1
70
T43
Cheyenne Woods
-1
70
T43
Tiffany Chan
-1
70
T43
Mind Muangkhumsakul
-1
70
T43
Tiffany Joh
-1
70
T43
Brittany Marchand
-1
70
T43
Ally McDonald
-1
70
T43
Jaye Marie Green
-1
70
T43
Mel Reid
-1
70
T58
Luna Sobron
E
71
T58
Laetitia Beck
E
71
T58
Jackie Stoelting
E
71
T58
Becky Morgan
E
71
T58
Katie Burnett
E
71
T58
Sarah Kemp
E
71
T58
Angel Yin
E
71
T58
Paula Creamer
E
71
T58
Yu Liu
E
71
T58
Haru Nomura
E
71
T58
Morgan Pressel
E
71
T58
Bianca Pagdanganan (a)
E
71
T58
Martina Edberg
E
71
T58
Julieta Granada
E
71
T58
Holly Clyburn
E
71
T58
Sophia Popov
E
71
T58
Alena Sharp
E
71
T75
AJ Newell
1
72
T75
Robynn Ree
1
72
T75
Kelly Shon
1
72
T75
Samantha Troyanovich
1
72
T75
Pornanong Phatlum
1
72
T75
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
1
72
T75
Celine Boutier
1
72
T75
Haeji Kang
1
72
T75
Giulia Molinaro
1
72
T75
Dori Carter
1
72
T75
Amelia Lewis
1
72
T75
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
1
72
T75
Beth Allen
1
72
T75
Lee Lopez
1
72
T75
Maria Torres
1
72
T75
Min Lee
1
72
T75
Benyapa Niphatsophon
1
72
T75
P.K. Kongkraphan
1
72
T75
Jimin Kang
1
72
T94
Sydnee Michaels
2
73
T94
Molly Skapik
2
73
T94
Alison Lee
2
73
T94
Sakura Yokomine
2
73
T94
Charley Hull
2
73
T94
Angela Stanford
2
73
T94
Mariajo Uribe
2
73
T94
Madeleine Sheils
2
73
T94
Candie Kung
2
73
T94
Maddie McCrary
2
73
T94
Brittany Lang
2
73
T94
Kristy McPherson
2
73
T94
Mika Miyazato
2
73
Mika Miyazato
T94
Allie White
2
73
T94
Laura Diaz
2
73
T94
Jillian Hollis
2
73
T94
Rebecca Artis
2
73
T111
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
3
74
T111
Maria Hernandez
3
74
T111
Dani Holmqvist
3
74
T111
Kassidy Teare
3
74
T111
Kim Williams
3
74
T111
Danah Bordner
3
74
T117
Lizzie Win (a)
4
75
T117
Daniela Darquea
4
75
T117
Mariah Stackhouse
4
75
T117
Paula Reto
4
75
T117
Kendall Dye
4
75
T117
Aditi Ashok
4
75
T117
Leticia Ras-Anderica
4
75
T124
Daniela Iacobelli
5
76
T124
Gaby Lopez
5
76
T124
Ayako Uehara
5
76
T124
Lauren Kim
5
76
T124
Silvia Cavalleri
5
76
T124
Alison Walshe
5
76
T130
Perrine Delacour
6
77
T130
Kim Kaufman
6
77
T130
Katelyn Sepmoree
6
77
T130
Ashli Bunch
6
77
T130
Jing Yan
6
77
135
Lauren Coughlin
7
78
T136
Rachel Rohanna
8
79
T136
Jennifer Hahn
8
79
T138
Pinya Pipatjarasgit (a)
9
80
T138
Nannette Hill
9
80
140
Nicole Jeray
14
85
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Thidapa Suwannapura
-6
65
T2
Caroline Hedwall
-5
66
T2
In Gee Chun
-5
66
T2
Mirim Lee
-5
66
T2
In-Kyung Kim
-5
66
T2
Yani Tseng
-5
66
T2
Jacqui Concolino
-5
66
T2
Katelyn Dambaugh
-5
66
T9
Allison Emrey
-4
67
T9
Christina Kim
-4
67
T9
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
67
T9
Annie Park
-4
67
T9
Caroline Inglis
-4
67
T9
Kris Tamulis
-4
67
T9
Wichanee Meechai
-4
67
T9
Xiyu Lin
-4
67
T17
Sandra Changkija
-3
68
T17
Wei-Ling Hsu
-3
68
T17
Emma Talley
-3
68
T17
Brittany Lincicome
-3
68
T17
Jennifer Kupcho (a)
-3
68
T17
Cindy LaCrosse
-3
68
T17
Mina Harigae
-3
68
T17
Emily Pedersen
-3
68
T17
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
68
T17
Austin Ernst
-3
68
T17
Stacy Lewis
-3
68
T17
Chella Choi
-3
68
T17
Marina Alex
-3
68
T17
Katherine Perry
-3
68
T31
Sei Young Kim
-2
69
T31
Mo Martin
-2
69
T31
Hyo Joo Kim
-2
69
T31
Simin Feng
-2
69
T31
Emily Tubert
-2
69
T31
Erynne Lee
-2
69
T31
Celine Herbin
-2
69
T31
Brianna Do
-2
69
T31
Cydney Clanton
-2
69
T31
Beatriz Recari
-2
69
T31
Peiyun Chien
-2
69
T31
Harang Lee
-2
69
T43
Brittany Benvenuto
-1
70
T43
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-1
70
T43
Camilla Lennarth
-1
70
T43
Jennifer Song
-1
70
T43
Lee-Anne Pace
-1
70
T43
Lexi Thompson
-1
70
T43
Jessy Tang
-1
70
T43
Cheyenne Woods
-1
70
T43
Tiffany Chan
-1
70
T43
Mind Muangkhumsakul
-1
70
T43
Tiffany Joh
-1
70
T43
Brittany Marchand
-1
70
T43
Ally McDonald
-1
70
T43
Jaye Marie Green
-1
70
T43
Mel Reid
-1
70
T58
Luna Sobron
E
71
T58
Laetitia Beck
E
71
T58
Jackie Stoelting
E
71
T58
Becky Morgan
E
71
T58
Katie Burnett
E
71
T58
Sarah Kemp
E
71
T58
Angel Yin
E
71
T58
Paula Creamer
E
71
T58
Yu Liu
E
71
T58
Haru Nomura
E
71
T58
Morgan Pressel
E
71
T58
Bianca Pagdanganan (a)
E
71
T58
Martina Edberg
E
71
T58
Julieta Granada
E
71
T58
Holly Clyburn
E
71
T58
Sophia Popov
E
71
T58
Alena Sharp
E
71
T75
AJ Newell
1
72
T75
Robynn Ree
1
72
T75
Kelly Shon
1
72
T75
Samantha Troyanovich
1
72
T75
Pornanong Phatlum
1
72
T75
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
1
72
T75
Celine Boutier
1
72
T75
Haeji Kang
1
72
T75
Giulia Molinaro
1
72
T75
Dori Carter
1
72
T75
Amelia Lewis
1
72
T75
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
1
72
T75
Beth Allen
1
72
T75
Lee Lopez
1
72
T75
Maria Torres
1
72
T75
Min Lee
1
72
T75
Benyapa Niphatsophon
1
72
T75
P.K. Kongkraphan
1
72
T75
Jimin Kang
1
72
T94
Sydnee Michaels
2
73
T94
Molly Skapik
2
73
T94
Alison Lee
2
73
T94
Sakura Yokomine
2
73
T94
Charley Hull
2
73
T94
Angela Stanford
2
73
T94
Mariajo Uribe
2
73
T94
Madeleine Sheils
2
73
T94
Candie Kung
2
73
T94
Maddie McCrary
2
73
T94
Brittany Lang
2
73
T94
Kristy McPherson
2
73
T94
Mika Miyazato
2
73
Mika Miyazato
T94
Allie White
2
73
T94
Laura Diaz
2
73
T94
Jillian Hollis
2
73
T94
Rebecca Artis
2
73
T111
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
3
74
T111
Maria Hernandez
3
74
T111
Dani Holmqvist
3
74
T111
Kassidy Teare
3
74
T111
Kim Williams
3
74
T111
Danah Bordner
3
74
T117
Lizzie Win (a)
4
75
T117
Daniela Darquea
4
75
T117
Mariah Stackhouse
4
75
T117
Paula Reto
4
75
T117
Kendall Dye
4
75
T117
Aditi Ashok
4
75
T117
Leticia Ras-Anderica
4
75
T124
Daniela Iacobelli
5
76
T124
Gaby Lopez
5
76
T124
Ayako Uehara
5
76
T124
Lauren Kim
5
76
T124
Silvia Cavalleri
5
76
T124
Alison Walshe
5
76
T130
Perrine Delacour
6
77
T130
Kim Kaufman
6
77
T130
Katelyn Sepmoree
6
77
T130
Ashli Bunch
6
77
T130
Jing Yan
6
77
135
Lauren Coughlin
7
78
T136
Rachel Rohanna
8
79
T136
Jennifer Hahn
8
79
T138
Pinya Pipatjarasgit (a)
9
80
T138
Nannette Hill
9
80
140
Nicole Jeray
14
85