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LPGA Shines Light on Pros, Port City

Updated: Friday, May 23 2014, 12:55 AM EDT
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From Molly Gallatin, Manager, Publicity & Media Services

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The opening round of the 2014 Airbus LPGA Classic saw plenty of low scores at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Catriona Matthews (-8) knew the importance of getting off to a good start on this course and quickly made up for her one bogey with eagle on the following hole.

"I remember I watched some of it last year and Jennifer [Johnson] was like 24 under, couldn't quite believe that during my practice round on Tuesday, but yeah, obviously any time you get off to a good start, it's good." Matthew said after her round.

Sponsor invite Charley Hull (-7) ended the day just one stroke behind Matthew after a bogey-free round. Her score today was her career-best on the LPGA tour and the up-and-coming golfer finds herself in an enviable position as she heads into round 2.

"I don't know, just keep hitting greens, fairways, holing a few putts." Hull said about her strategy to get into the winner's circle. "Not thinking about the moment, just one shot at a time, just trying to post another low score like today and just let the putts drop."

As players came off the course, the overwhelming consensus is that it's a great place to play and the greens are rolling nicely. Jessica Korda, who finished T-2 at last year's event was loves coming back to the course and coming so close last year was something that motivates her to perform well this year.

"You know, I was walking the fairways yesterday and I was like, I hit it right here, Sunday pin is right there." Korda said. "It definitely hurts still, still stings a little bit, but I'm really excited to be back and hopefully
contend again."

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LPGA Shines Light on Pros, Port City
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