I'm at New Paltz for the spring University Faculty Senate Plenary so you'll have to check out the 1st-round results from the Fujisankei Ladies Classic yourself. Bo-Bae Song opened with a bogey-free 67, which put her 1 shot ahead of Mayu Hattori, who eagled the short par-5 16th. A walkoff bogey marred an otherwise bogey-free round by Chie Arimura, who had to settle for a 69 after making birdies on 3 of her 1st 5 holes. Inbee Park is also 2 back after making 6 birdies and 3 bogeys.
Other notables within striking distance include Yuko Mitsuka (70), Ji-Yai Shin, Sakura Yokomine, Shinobu Moromizato, and Mi-Jeong Jeon (71), and Yuri Fudoh (72). Not so fortunate were Mika Miyazato and Miho Koga (74), Seon Hwa Lee (77), and Erina Hara (83). Hara made a triple and 2 quads (the 2nd after making 3 birdies on the back!); with the likelihood of missing her 6th cut in 7 starts, she's gone from one of the JLPGA's finest to among those with the worst starts to 2010. I'm still waiting for Lee to play like she's capable of. Maybe tomorrow!