Golf: Choi takes one-shot lead at Canadian Pacific

Choi’s (above) seven-under-par round put her one clear of Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow.
Choi’s (above) seven-under-par round put her one clear of Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Chella Choi Woon-Jung took a one-shot lead as the weather-disrupted first round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open wrapped up early on Friday (Aug 26).

Choi, who had been seven under with four holes left when darkness halted play on Thursday, returned to Calgary's Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club for a 7.15am tee off to complete her round.

The 26-year-old from Daegu, South Korea, got off to a solid start, notching a par before adding a birdie to move to eight under, taking her two clear of the field.

However, a bogey on her final hole saw her drop back to seven under for a 65.

Choi's seven-under-par round put her one clear of Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow, who had carded a six-under-par 66 on Thursday.

Just behind Choi and Meadow were a group of six players headed by New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko.