Lee leads Australian Masters after 1st round
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -- Lee Bo-mee of South Korea shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Australian Ladies Masters.
U.S. Open champion So Yeon Ryu, the early leader, was a stroke back on 66 at Royal Pines with fellow-South Korean Hee Kyung Seo and Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands.
American teenager Lexi Thompson had five birdies in an error-free round to sit two strokes off the pace with England's Felicity Johnson, and Australians Nikki Campbell and Stephanie Na.
The 16-year-old Thompson became the youngest LPGA Tour winner last year, taking the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama in September. She also won the Ladies European Tour's Dubai Ladies Masters in December.