Date: August 24, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Webb starts well in Canada

World number one Yani Tseng carded a six-under 66 to hold a one-shot lead after the CN Canadian Women&aposs Open first round, while Australia s Karrie Webb is within striking distance. Tseng of Chinese Taipei started with a double bogey but went bogey-free after the opening hole, managing eight birdies to set the pace at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam. South Korea&aposs Choi Na-Yeon is just a shot back after a fine five-under 67, while New Zealand&aposs Lydia Ko and Park In-Bee at four under. Tseng warned her rivals earlier this week she was hitting top form after missing the cut at three of her previous four events and she proved to be on the mark despite a slow start. The 23-year-old five-time major winner holed seven birdies in nine holes from the fourth before finishing on a high note with a birdie on the par-four 18th. Bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes cost Choi after she made a bright start, while 2008 US Women&aposs Open champion Park went through blemish-free. Ko, 15, was inconsistent early before improving as her round went on, finishing with six birdies and two bogeys in her round. American trio Angela Stanford, Mindy Kim and Moira Dunn and South Korea&aposs Lee Jee-Young are tied for fifth at three under. Webb carded a one under 71 to be tied for 16th, while fellow Australian Katherine Hull is a further two strokes adrift. Sarah Jane Smith and Lindsey Wright struggled on the greens on their way to rounds of two-over 74, while Sarah Kemp could only manage a 77. Click for LIVE SCORES