Alena Sharp opened the Blue Bay LPGA event in China with a three-under 69 and goes into the second round four shots off the lead.
Sharp, who is tied for 13th, finished tied for fifth at this event two years ago and went into this year’s tournament with LPGA Tour veteran Gail Graham as her caddie, with regular Sarah Bowman out following knee surgery.
“It was good. She’s really knowledgeable. She’s played on tour, you know, and she’s a teacher,” said Sharp.
“She just gave me a little tip (Tuesday). I just looked a little stiff over the ball, tried to loosen it up. I’ve really been playing really well, just haven’t been scoring well. It was nice to have a nice first round to start the tournament, she added.
Sharp is the only Canadian playing in China. For the leaderboard, click here.