ShopRite LPGA Classic. Two Tied at the Top. May 31 2013

ShopRite LPGA Classic - A Shore Tradition There are two Ladies tied at the top of the leaderboard in the ShopRite LPGA Classic after the first round at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway, New Jersey. American Amanda Blumenherst and Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand, share the top spot on -5 under par with rounds of 66 on this par 71 lay-out. Amanda Blumenherst / Getty Amanda, who has missed six cuts in eight events said it was amazing; " It feels amazing, it's been a while since I've had a very solid round of golf and felt like I just played well throughout the entire day. It was a lot of fun out there because it's been a challenging start to the season." Moriya  has missed the cut in two of her last four events, so both of these Ladies need to dig deep and find some consistency, if they want to seriously challenge for this trophy. The reason that the top two need to concentrate is Stacy Lewis, the world number two is breathing right down their necks, just one shot adrift at -4 under par. Beating Stacy is not going to be too easy. the world's No. 2 player has won twice and posted eight top-10 finishes in 11 events. Stacy has found that consistency that keeps her at the top and in contention; "I guess you just get more confidence being there, you start trusting yourself more, but it's really cool to think how far I've come. I wasn't even the top ranked American this time last year, and now I'm kind of going back and forth for No. 1 in the world. It's just nice to keep that consistency going. I've had a bunch of top tens over the last year, and that's what I'm trying to do every week." Stacy Lewis / Getty Stacy also said she was not surprised to see Michelle Wie close behind; " I mean, it's not really surprising to see Michelle play well. I am a little surprised on this course because if you can get some shots going sideways you can make some pretty big numbers. That's good, she needs those good rounds." One shot further back is Michelle Wie, the almost forgotten woman of golf, who has never lived up to the expectations of her peers. She won twice since joining the tour in 2009. She has missed five of 10 cuts this year and her best finish was a tie for 28th in Hawaii. Her other four starts have resulted in no better than a tie for 41st.  Michelle is at -3 under par and has been under intense scrutiny since changing her putting style, she now bends low over the putter, in an inverted L shape, very strange. She said she can not please everyone. " I think nothing really goes exactly the way you plan, there may be hiccups in the way and little adjustments along the way, and I think I did that. You can't please everyone, I'm not going to go around my way living my life trying to please everyone because in the end it doesn't really matter. They're not the ones that are living my life. They're not the ones that ultimately are in my life. So I just am so grateful for my friends, my family and for the people inside my circle that believe in me. " Michelle Wie, bent over putting / mylpga.com