2013 LPGA Tour rookie Moriya Jutanugarn and four-year LPGA pro Amanda Blumenherst sit tied atop the leaderboard at 5-under-par after the first round of the 2013 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer.
Blumenherst and Jutanugarn each opened the event with a 5-under 66 at the Stockton Seaview Golf Club, which is located just outside Atlantic City, New Jersey in nearby Galloway.
Blumenherst, who won the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur as part of a stellar amateur career, tallied one eagle, four birdies and one bogey in her round. Friday’s impressive round was a confidence boost for Blumenherst, who has struggled at the start of the 2013 season.
She’s missed the cut in six of the eight events that she’s played so far this year and her season-best finish so far is T33 at the Kia Classic.
The leading Australian is Lindsey Wright who shot an even par 71 and currently sits tied 20th. Karrie Webb is a shot back and tied 27th.
Off the other Australians, Sarah Kemp is tied 61st, Julia Boland and Katherine Hull-Kirk are tied 76th and Sarah Jane Smith is tied 128th.