Aditi starts with 69 but lies way down in LPGA

Aditi, birdied the fourth and then had an eagle on par-5 ninth, before finding another birdie on 15th. She had her only bogey on 17th.

Aditi Ashok in action. (File Photo)   -  AFP

Aditi Ashok dropped a late bogey and finished at a creditable 3-under 69, to remain tied 54th at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

Aditi, birdied the fourth and then had an eagle on par-5 ninth, before finding another birdie on 15th. She had her only bogey on 17th.

Katherine Kirk fired a personal best and a course-record-tying 10-under, 62 to lead after day one. Aditi was seven shots off the leader.

She teed off from 10th and made birdies on 10, 11 and 12 and then had four more towards the end of the front nine to go out in 29. Kirk then closed with three more birdies on her inward nine.

Sei Young Kim is in second place after a 9-under 63, which included six birdies in a row on her back nine. Brittany Marchand and Megan Khang are tied for third at 8-under.

Emma Talley made an incredible nine birdies over a ten hole stretch between the second hole and the 11th. She was 8-under after 11 and looked set for 59 watch despite opening with a bogey.

Talley cooled off quite a bit making six straight pars before a finishing bogey on 18 for a 7-under, 65, he lowest round on the LPGA.