Inkster, Pettersen lead Lorena Ochoa Invitational
Thursday, November 10, 2011
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) -- Hall of Famer Juli Inkster shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Suzann Pettersen in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
The 51-year-old Inkster is trying to become the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history. Beth Daniel was 46 when she won the 2003 Canadian Women's Open.
Meena Lee opened with a 68, and Catriona Matthew was another shot behind in the 36-player event at Guadalajara Country Club. Michelle Wie, the 2009 winner, was three strokes back at 70 along with Se Ri Pak, Maria Hjorth, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr and Sophie Gustafson.
Defending champion I.K. Kim had a 72.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng was 34th after a 76.