A bogey at her final hole put a dampener on an otherwise fine round of golf but the former winner of the event is well placed heading into tomorrow’s second round.
Lee, who is currently second on the 2019 LPGA money list and the current number two player in the female game, not only won this event on debut in 2015 she also recorded another top ten the following year so the Kingsmill layout is one that clearly fits her eye and she appears on track for yet another good finish in the event.
The event is led by Anna Nordqvist, Bronte Law and Jennifer Song who opened with rounds of 6 under par 65.
The in-form Canadian, Brooke Henderson, is amongst a group of five players just one shot from the lead.
World number one, Jin Young Ko, was perhaps a disappointment today with a round of even par to be in 65th position.
Of the other Australians in the event, Katherine Kirk and Hannah Green are tied in 45th place at 1 under 70, Karrie Webb and Robyn Choi had 74 and Su Oh 75.
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