Published : 2013-10-24 18:49
Updated : 2013-10-24 18:49
YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) ― Defending champion Suzann Pettersen took an early lead in the $2 million Sunrise Championship in Taiwan, as she presses her bid to overtake South Korea’s Park In-bee at the top of the LPGA rankings.
Pettersen carded a 4-under 68 in the first round Thursday on the Sunrise course in the Taipei suburb of Yangmei. She had a three-stroke lead over Americans Alison Walshe and Irene Cho.
Even with a victory in Taiwan, Pettersen cannot overhaul Park this week. But a good result will set up a nail-biting finish to the LPGA season.