Ocala, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Stacy Lewis, Jessica Korda and Azahara Munoz
carded matching, 6-under 66s at the season-opening Coates Golf Championship.
Wednesday’s first round was suspended due to darkness with 21 players still on
Lewis, the No. 3 player in the world, has won 11 times on the LPGA Tour,
including three victories last season. Lewis won the Rolex Player of the Year,
the Vare Trophy and the official money title in 2014.
Korda, a three-time winner on tour, won twice last year at the season-opening
Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic and the Airbus LPGA Classic. Munoz has one
victory at the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship.
Austin Ernst and Ha Na Jang finished up in the morning groups at 5-under 67.
They held the lead throughout most of the day until Lewis, Korda and Munoz
caught them later on at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club.
World No. 2 Lydia Ko, who took the women’s golf world by storm in her rookie
season last year when she won three times and took home the season-long Race
to the CME Globe, finished her first round tied for sixth at 4-under 68 with
Na Yeon Choi. Lexi Thompson and Mi Jung Hur are one shot further back at 3-
World No. 1 Inbee Park carded a 1-under 71 and she is tied for 15th with 11
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