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Su Oh has fought his way back from a nightmare to compete in the LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic. The Australian shot a three-under-69 after the opening round on the tricky Oregon Golf Club layout to finish one behind a trio of front runners. Carlota Ciganda, Gemma Dryburgh and Pajaree Anannarukarn are spearheading the event, with World Number 2 Jin Young Ko, Perrine Delacour, Mi Jung Hur, Jenny Shin and Paula Reto joining Oh in the Chase Pack. Oh got off to a disastrous start with a double bogey on the second hole but then fought back with birdies on the third, sixth, 10th, 12th and 15th holes. Ciganda, the only member of the victorious European Solheim Cup team in the field, had to overcome an early double bogey himself in cool morning conditions. “This morning the ball flew 10 to 12 meters less on some shots, at least for me on the shooting range,” said Ciganda. “I thought to myself, ‘I have to adjust this on the golf course because it’s so cold.”’ Front runner Anannarukarn is in hot shape after winning her first LPGA Tour title in Northern Ireland last month. “I’m just telling myself to honestly finish 18,” said Anannarukarn. “It’s a really hilly course and just trying to stay on the fairway, take a couple of good shots, and get a good speed on the green.” Brooke Henderson, the 2015 and 2016 winner, was back with 70 two strokes with 57-year-old Laura Davies, Jeongeun Lee6, Ashleigh Buhai and Sung Hyun Park. Hannah Green, the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship winner, ranks 42nd. The Western Australian shot a one-over-73 to be five behind the pace. Australian Associated Press

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September 17, 2021 – 1:19 pm

Su Oh has fought his way back from a nightmare to compete in the LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic.

The Australian shot a three-under-69 after the opening round on the tricky Oregon Golf Club layout to finish one behind a trio of front runners.

Carlota Ciganda, Gemma Dryburgh and Pajaree Anannarukarn are spearheading the event, with World Number 2 Jin Young Ko, Perrine Delacour, Mi Jung Hur, Jenny Shin and Paula Reto joining Oh in the Chase Pack.

Oh got off to a disastrous start with a double bogey on the second hole but then fought back with birdies on the third, sixth, 10th, 12th and 15th holes.

Ciganda, the only member of the victorious European Solheim Cup team in the field, had to overcome an early double bogey himself in cool morning conditions.

“This morning the ball flew 10 to 12 meters less on some shots, at least for me on the shooting range,” said Ciganda. “I was like, ‘I have to adjust this on the golf course because it’s so cold.’

Front runner Anannarukarn is in hot shape after winning her first LPGA Tour title in Northern Ireland last month.

“I’m just telling myself to honestly finish 18,” said Anannarukarn. “It’s a really hilly course and just trying to stay on the fairway, take a couple of good shots, and get a good speed on the green.”

Brooke Henderson, the 2015 and 2016 winner, was back with 70 two strokes with 57-year-old Laura Davies, Jeongeun Lee6, Ashleigh Buhai and Sung Hyun Park.

Hannah Green, the 2019 Women’s PGA Championship winner, ranks 42nd.

The Western Australian shot a one-over-73 to be five behind the pace.

Australian Associated Press

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