Bogey-Free Jennifer Kupcho Joins Five LPGA Leaders in Thailand
The first round of the Honda LPGA in Thailand is over. Jennifer Kupcho, along with four other players, has taken the lead in the competition.
The American professional hit a bogey-free seven-under 65 to take the lead. The highlight of Kupcho’s performance was the birdie-birdie finish along with an eagle on the 10th hole. The golfer talked about the eagle on par five at the Siam Country Club. As per Kupcho, the player hit a decent drive with a short club in the play.
The player hit a perfect shot on the green with the help of the hybrid club. The ball rolled up nicely after a close tap-in.
The crowd at the Pattaya Old Course already expected this kind of performance from Kupcho. With an average winning score of 21 under par in the past decade, the course managed to produce quality golf.
Golf enthusiasts who were betting on golf were delighted with the player’s performance, given her massive fan base. Kupcho is currently accompanied by several renowned names in the lead. They are:
- Anna Nordqvist from Sweden, the 2014 champion
- Nasa Hataoko from Japan, six-time LPGA winner
- Jaravee Boonchant, the local star
- Lin Xiyu from China, 2022’s runner-up
Anna made a birdie on both the forest and the 10th hole. The player had a solo bogey on the fourth hole, making the overall score an eight.
On the other hand, the Japanese golfer landed a bogey on the 13th hole. However, Hataoko made a marvelous return with four back-to-back birdies.
Similarly, Boonchant secured a birdie in the first two holes. The player stated that the day ended amazingly for the local crowd.
Xiyu started on the ninth and secured six birdies to reach 65. The player posted a 64 last year, followed by 66s that cost the player the title to Nanna Koertsz.
The competition has only begun, and the fans expect it to get even tenser in the coming days. Seeing how a local star is going head-to-head against the champions, most of the Thailand sports betting sites are closely following the competition for the crowd.
Lydia Ko of New Zealand, ranked first in the world, had a bogey-free 68 and is currently leading 26 of the top 30 players in the tournament. In her last four starts, she has won three times.