Minjee Lee & # 039; s solid start in LPGA championship

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Minjee Lee started today with a 70 in Florida. Image: Getty

Australian Minjee Lee made a solid start to the LPGA's touring championship, but her chances of winning the season-long points race have a hit in Florida.

Lee started the championship at Tiburon Golf Club with a two under par 70 today.

But she is seven shots behind first-round leader Amy Olson of the United States, who started with a staggering 63.

Perth & # 39; s Lee was ranked second behind Ariya Jutanugarn on this week's race, with a big chance of winning the $ 1 million prize offer.

But she slipped to third place after the first lap. But Jutanugarn also started without a bang and Japan's Nasa Hataoka, who is a second behind Olson, is now the No. 1 seeded player.

Katherine Kirk and Sarah Jane Smith also scored second-under-70s, while Su Oh (71) and Hannah Green (73) were further back in the field.

ABOUT THE PGA tour Aaron Baddeley is the best of the Australians after the first round of the GSM Classic in Georgia, winning a five-under-par 67 award and fourth.

IN DUBAI Wade Ormsby started the seasonal closing of the European Tour with a 69 to be tied -10th in one round. The other Australian in the field, Lucas Herbert, started with a 74.

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