Agence France-PresseFebruary 21, 2013 08:02
American Stacy Lewis stormed to a three-shot lead in a near-flawless first round at the Honda LPGA Thailand on Thursday, while world number one Tseng Yani endured a horror start to her title defence.
Third-ranked Lewis blistered to the top of the leaderboard with a nine-under 63, lit up by an eagle and eight birdies -- including a hat-trick on holes 5, 6 and 7. She dropped just one shot on her way back to the clubhouse.
The American, who is using a new driver this year, tied her personal best score and the tournament record at the Pattaya Siam Country Club.