(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.
"I was hitting the ball pretty well and the putter was hot," Korda said.
The American, a two-time winner this season, birdied the first three holes and added birdies on No. 6, 8 and 14 in her bogey-free round in the inaugural event at Jian Lake Blue Bay.