Strong Start for Lydia Ko in Hawaii

Lydia Ko set to regroup
Lydia Ko plays a shot during the LPGA Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala Golf Club in Ocala, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Lydia Ko is tied for 8th place after the opening day of the Lotte Championship at the Kapolei Golf Club in Hawaii.

Ko finished with a 5-under 67 first round, only three shots behind joint leaders Brittany Altomare and Yuka Saso who both had 8-under rounds of 64.


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Ko had six birdies and only one bogey in her round and it shows a strong return to the course after her rampaging finish in the ANA Inspiration two weeks ago where she finished second.

Ko teed off in the first round late in the day at 1pm and will tee off as one of the first on day two. Coverage of the second round will be broadcast on Sky Sport 6 from 11am on Friday.

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