Date: August 10, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Aussies struggling after day one of Jamie Farr Toledo Classic

Swede Pernilla Lindberg leads the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic by two shots courtesy of a seven-under-par opening round of 64 on Thursday. There are six players tied for second behind Lindberg after day one of the LPGA event at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Ohio. Americans Meredith Duncan and Angela Stanford, Japan&aposs Mika Miyazato, South Korean Chella Choi, Frenchwoman Karine Icher and Thailand&aposs Numa Gulyanamitta all carded five-under rounds of 66. A further six players hold a share of eighth, with Japan&aposs Ayaka Kaneko, American Gerina Piller and fourth South Koreans – Jenny Shin, Amy Yang, So Yeon Ryu and Ilhee Lee – all four under. While South Korea is well represented at the top of the leaderboard, defending champion Na Yeon Choi did not fare as well as her compatriots, with a one-under 70 leaving her tied 55th. World number one Yani Tseng struggled to a one-over 72 and will need to show a significant improvement on Friday if she is survive the half-way cut. Lindsey Wright is the only Australian inside the cut line, with Sarah Jane Smith (even) and Katherine Hull (one over) both in danger of an early exit. They are well off the early pace set by Lindberg, who carded eight birdies and just one bogey for her opening 18 holes. Consecutive birdies at four and five and again at 14 and 15 were the highlights for 26-year-old, who is yet to record a victory in her professional career.