Friday, November 03, 2006

Mizuno Classic – 1st Round

Rachel Hetherington fired a 65 to start off the Mizuno Classic with a three-stroke lead. Brittany Lang, Julieta Granada, and JLPGA regulars Mitsuko Kawasaki and Rui Kitada are tied for second at -4 while 14 others are tied at -3. Five time defending champ Annika Sorenstam is six shots back after opening with a 71.

Hetherington only bogeyed one hole in route to her best round of 2006. The highlight of her day was a pitch-in from 25 yards for eagle at the par-5 13th. Other notable first-round scores:
Ai Miyazato 69
Karrie Webb 69
Gloria Park 69
Meena Lee 69
Mi Hyun Kim 70
Shi Hyun Ahn 71
Jeong Jang 71
Christina Kim 72

Round Two gets underway about 6pm EST Friday night (8am Saturday local time) if you’d care to follow the leaderboard on

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