She's not alone at the top of the leaderboard, but Knockout doesn't have much company there, either. Erika Kikuchi birdied 5 holes in a row to start the tournament and had 8 through her 1st 13 holes, but she made 2 bogeys (and her 9th birdie of the day!) coming home and had to settle for a 65. Onnarin Sattayabanphot fired a bogey-free 67 to keep the leaders within sight, Teresa Lu eagled the par-4 9th on her way to a 68, Rumi Yoshiba had a 6-birdie 68, and Phoebe Yao, Kaori Nakamura, and Mihoko Iseri stayed within 5 shots of Ahn.
In fact, the biggest other names in the field were pretty much left in the dust:
- 70: Sakura Yokomine, Misuzu Narita, Erina Hara, Yumiko Yoshiba, Ayaka Watanabe
- 71: Rikako Morita, Miki Sakai
- 72: Ai Miyazato, Shiho Oyama, Mamiko Higa, Ai Suzuki
- 73: Ji-Hee Lee
- 74: Yuko Mitsuka
- 75: Mika Miyazato, Miki Saiki, Natsuka Hori