Lydia Ko tied for 15th at the LPGA Classic

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 14:40 31/05/2014

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A three-under par opening round of 68 was only good enough for a tie of 15th for Lydia Ko on the LPGA Tour today.

With scoring extremely low to start the LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey, Ko carded four birdies and a solitary bogey for a solid day, but already finds herself six strokes off the lead in the unusual three-day format.

Missing only two fairways and taking just 28 putts, a good day for Ko was prevented from being great by her approach play, hitting 13 of 18 greens in regulation.

But today firmly belonged to American Jennifer Johnson.

Johnson has stormed to the top of the leaderboard after matching the course record of 62 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club to lead the opening round on nine-under par.

Johnson is one shot ahead of Japan's Haru Nomura, with American Christina Kim a further shot adrift.

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