Korea’s Park In-bee plays a shot on the 18th hole on Wednesday. (AFP-Yonhap)
OCALA, Florida (AP) ― Jessica Korda pulled a hand warmer out of each jacket pocket, showing just how cold she was during the opening round of the LPGA opener.
Her scoreboard told a much different story.
The 21-year-old American shot a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Coates Golf Championship on Wednesday and was in a three-way tie with fellow American Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz of Spain. All three teed off in windy conditions and finished in chilly temperatures just before dark.
“I can’t feel my fingers right now,” Korda said.
She might be in for more of the same Thursday morning, with temperatures expected to be the mid- to late-30s for the early tee times.
Twenty players failed to complete the opening round at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club.