Green goes super low

Posted by on August 30, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

It is undeniable that Hannah Green has been in top form this season and the product from Perth has broken another record to prove it.

The Western Australian, who won the PGA championship in June, fired the lowest lap of her LPGA career by opening the Portland Classic with a brilliant eight-under-par 64.

Her spectacular belmish-free round in Oregon placed world No. 26 alongside Mi Jung Hur in Korea on top of the rankings.

Green hit eight of the 14 fairways en route to her record, a 65 shot earlier in the first round of the LA Open 2019, won by world No.4 Minjee Lee in April.

The 22-year-old acknowledged that coupling was a key factor, including a birdie run in her last three holes (7th-9th).

"I knew putting was very important this week," said Green, who only needed 23 putts on Thursday.

"I would say that it is one of the shorter courses that we play, and it certainly looked closer.

"I knew that if I continued to do what I did and hit good shots and just make a few putts here and there that you could place a very good score."

Fellow Aussies Katherine Kirk, Sarah Kemp and Su Oh are in 52nd place with two under 70 opening rounds, while Robyn Choi is back once in a draw for the 68th.

Beyond the leaders, all eyes were on World No. 1 Jin Young Ko, who came to Portland with a series of 106 consecutive holes without a bogey. That streak was broken at 114 holes in the ninth, where she missed a 1 m putt to record her first bogey since August 3, in the second hole of the third round of the Women's Open.

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