Date: February 14, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Live Action Blog – Thursday, First Round

As it happens: will blog all of the action, as it happens, on every day of the 2013 ISPS Handa Women&aposs Australian Open. 1.50pm – Thursday February 14 Maude-Aimee Leblanc has been disqualified in the opening round of the ISPS Handa Women&aposs Australian Open 2013. Details here. ==== 1.23pm – Thursday February 14 All eyes have been on one player this afternoon. Lydia Ko has been in sensational touch, sitting in outright 1st, -10 thru 15. Bruce Young reviewed her first nine holes here. While she is nearing the completion of her scintillating first round, the marquee group of Karrie Webb, Stacy Lewis and Jessica Korda are out on the course. With near perfect conditions, can these players match the 15 year old Kiwi? ==== 11.18am – Thursday February 14 Korean Mi Hyang Lee sits in top spot at this stage at 6-under par, with an impressive seven birdies thru 11. World No. 1 Yani Tseng, Mariajo Uribe and young sensation Lydia Ko have also started strongly, all 5-under par in a share of second. Keep up to date with all the live scores here. ==== 9:30am – Thursday February 14 The morning groups are all on course at Royal Canberra, including marquee players Michelle Wie, Yani Tseng and Lydia Ko. Early birdies by a number of players has the leaderboard tied at the top, with seven players at -2 including Katherine Hull-Kirk. Aussies Nikki Garrett, Vivky Thomas, Jessica Speechley and Rebecca Artis are among a bunch tied for 8th at -1. ==== 7:45am – Thursday February 14 We&aposre underway at Royal Canberra, with the first groups already in action. As always, our live scores are here throughout the day. You can also check out the first of our video profiles, which takes a look at Katherine Hull-Kirk. And don&apost forget to keep up with all the latest social happenings with our Social Media Hub. Don&apost forget, there&aposs a plethora of video content live on the site – catch up with all the press conferences, and some exclusive 1-on-1 interviews with the players here. Who&aposs going to take the early lead? ====