3PM UPDATE: Ewart Shadoff on top at #WomensAusOpen

Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Jodi Ewart Shadoff started with a brilliant 66. Photo: Getty

England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff led the ISPS Women's Australian Open through round one in 2019, and she's on track to do it again.

Ewart Shadoff, 32, a nine-year LPGA Tour player, has set herself up with a chance for her first-ever win with an opening 66 that included seven birdies and not a single bogey.

The European Solheim Cup player is donating $100 per birdie to the bushfire rescue funds for wildlife.

She certainly enjoys Australian conditions, and made the most of a still morning on Thursday.

"I really love the golf courses here. I played well last year," she said. "I played well here when it was here a couple of years ago too, so I think just go out there tomorrow and try and do the same thing."

South Korean sensation Jeongeun Lee6 is outright second after an opening 67.

Lee6, the world No. 9 and reigning US Women's Open champion, rolled in putts from everywhere.

Americans Amy Olson and Marina Alex are tied-third after posting 68s while the best-placed Australian in the clubhouse is Minjee Lee at three-under par 70.

World No. 3 Nelly Korda of the United States is well-poised after a four-under par 69.




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ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open
Pos.CountryPlayer TotalToday
1 KOR I.Park -141
2 USA A.Olson -11-3
3 FRA P.Delacour -100
T4 USA M.Alex -92
T4 CHN Y.Liu -90
T6 FRA C.Boutier -82
T6 KOR A.Cho -84
T6 USA C.Kerr -8-4
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