LPGA. LOTTE Championship. 17 Year-Old Ayria Leads. April 18 2013

  17 Year-old Ayria Jutanugarn leads the LPGA, LOTTE Championship at  Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii.   Ayria Jutanugarn / LPGA Ayria shot an amazing -8 under par, 64, to lead the LPGA LOTTE Championship after the first round, by one shot. Tied in second place behind the Thailand teenager are Suzann Petterson and  Hee Kyung Seo, who are both at -7 under par after their opening rounds of 65. Ayria said it is all about confidence; " I have like really good front nine, but I just want to like make more birdies because my record is -8 under, so I want to be lower. When I have bogey on number ten I feel not very confident with my putting.  So when I have eagle on the fourteenth, it make me like more confidence." Suzann was concerned about the winds here; " A bit unusual wind for here, I mean, it's very playable.  The wind kind of changed a little bit on the back, on our front nine, which was the back nine, which actually makes the two par fives on the back reachable." Newly crowned number one in the Rolex Rankings, Inbee Park, had a modest first round of -2 under par, 70. Stacy Lewis, who was knocked off the top spot by Inbee, is happy that the rivalry between the players, creates a lot of interest in the Tour. Stacy will go back to number one this week if she wins this title, she is currently at -5 under par; " I think it's good for the Tour when players are going back and forth and creating scenarios of if so‑and‑so wins they could be number one.  I like that, I don't want to say it's easier, but it's fun now.  You're checking what Yani is doing, you're checking what Inbee is doing.  I think it's a good thing for the Tour." The trio of teenagers playing together on the course, 15 year-old Lydia Ko, with two seventeen year-olds,  Ariya Jutanugarn and Hyo Joo Kim were collectively -16 under par. Ayria at -8, Hyo at -6, and Lydia at -2 under par. Ayria really enjoyed playing with her teenage friends today; " I feel like it's very fun today because everybody are young and they so good, it's very fun because we are friends.  I play with them before." Good Luck to the youngsters for tomorrow's second round.