Ocala, Fla. — Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz each shot 6-under 66 in the opening round of the LPGA Tour season opener.
All three teed off in windy conditions and finished in chilly temperatures just before dark Wednesday in the Coates Golf Championship.
Korda straightened out an errant driver on the front nine and birdied six of her final 13 holes. Lewis birdied five of her final six holes, including one on an uphill, 6-footer just after the horn blew. Munoz was solid throughout her round and closed with consecutive birdies to make it a three-way tie atop the leaderboard.
Twenty-three players failed to complete the opening round at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. They will finish early Thursday morning, when temperatures are expected to be in the mid-30s.
Only 26 players out of 120 were under par when play was halted.