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Jodi Ewart Shadoff has yet to find a win in the LPGA Championship; She hit an eight under par 64 on the first day of the Mediheal Championship; Alison Lee and Ruixin Liu ranked second

Last updated: 07/10/22 7:37 am

Jodi Ewart Shadoff is yet to secure a win on the LPGA Tour but has a decent record on day one of the Mediheal Championship

Jodi Ewart Shadoff is yet to secure a win on the LPGA Tour but has a decent record on day one of the Mediheal Championship

Britain’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff, a 34-year-old veteran still looking for his first LPGA Tour win of his career, holds a two-shot lead after the first round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship on Thursday.

Ewart Shadoff beat 8 under 64 at The Saticoy Club while Alison Lee and Ruixin Liu of China are in second at 66, with Danielle Kang, Paula Reto of South Africa and Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand sharing second place. fourth with 67.

Ten players are ranked seventh at 68th place.

Ewart Shadoff has finished in the top 10 on the tour 27 times, including this year at the LPGA Match-Play when she came in fifth and the ShopRite LPGA Classic in third.

On Thursday, she started ninth again and opened with a birdie, then added an eagle on the 14th par-5.

She made the first leg after consecutive birdies, then had her only fish of the day on the first par-four before a hot finish and four consecutive birdies before a close par.

Lee’s no-bogey round ended with four birdies out of nine first.

“I feel like I hit it really well all day today,” Lee said.

“I felt like I hit all of my shots within controllable birdie range.

“I could have earned a lot more than that…. I just feel like I played great today.

“I can say that it was not a super easy course. Today obviously felt easy because I played really well. Also, you definitely need to think a little bit when doing the exercises. your approach shot and really need to remember where the peg is and where the slopes are.”

Liu made it through a point through five holes, but a string of four birds in a row surrounding the first leg kept her running error-free for the rest of the round.

Kang produced a good result during her return home to Ventura County, where she grew up.

“All my friends aren’t out of here yet, so I’ll let you know when they all arrive,” Kang said.

“My brother coming in is a big deal for me, because I love it when he’s watching.

“He was my great teacher. He always knew how my game worked.

“Today, he’s going to tell me what’s good and what’s not, and I take a lesson from that.”

Defending champion Matilda Castren of Finland, who set the event’s scoring record of 14 under 274 while beating Taiwan’s Min Lee by two legs last year, drew at 71st place after a over 73. Lee was tied in 39th place with a score of one under

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