SHIGA, Japan (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Toto Japan Classic.
Nasa Hataoka of Japan and South Koreans Jiyai Shin and In-Kyung Kim were a stroke back after rounds of 66 on Friday. Ten other players were within three shots of the lead in the 54-hole tournament at the Seta Golf Club.
Mo Martin had a hole-in-one at No. 9, using a 5-wood on the 178-yard hole, and finished with 69, four shots off the lead.
The LPGA said the ace was the 26th of the season on the women's tour.