L.E.T. Sanya Ladies Open. Nikki Campbell Leads. October 25 2013

Sanya Ladies Open* Nikki Campbell shot a sizzling second round to lead the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club in China by one shot. Nikki Campbell / Getty Images Nikki said she had played some great iron shots, which helped to record a first round of -9 under par; " I hit a lot of good iron shots. I had a lot of one or two metre birdie putts and fortunately they all went in. My short iron play was really good so I just had a lot of opportunities.  This year I haven’t played that good golf but I went home with my coach and worked on a few things. Even on the range this morning I was like, ‘It feels okay, but I’m not sure how it will go.’ I felt comfortable out there and hit a lot of shots close. I was lucky to get into this event. I was given a sponsor’s invitation so I was very grateful to be coming to China and to be playing." Ye Na Chung shot a career best round of -8 under par 64 in the opening round of the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club, to occupy second place on her ownShe reported that she really likes this course, that should be a worry for her competitors; " My putting was really good and I had confidence so I’ll take it. This course, I’m here for the first time so I’m not thinking, only thinking about hitting the ball straight. I really like it here. My shots from inside 100 metres were particularly good." Ye Na Chung / Getty Anne-Lise Caudal is one of seven ladies who are at -5 under par for the first round, she is putting well and feeling relaxed; " I’m very relaxed, everything I’m doing is a bonus. If I’m playing under par it’s a bonus. I’m very happy and mentally I’m very relaxed. I think it was my putting. I had strong putting today and was very confident from the first hole so I was happy with that. I made some changes in my swing so it was difficult to get confidence and everything was quite difficult: my game, my putting and my confidence. Now I feel more free when I’m on the golf course and much happier also. I’m just enjoying it." " The weather is perfect and the golf course is really good and the hospitality also. The Chinese people are very nice to us and it’s very comfortable here. I’m going to be patient because there are a lot of good players here this week so we’ll see. I’ll try my best." Charley Hull is also on -5 under par, she said her play was just alright, and did not know how many putts she had today, she does not count them; " It was alright. It was pretty simple out there: fairways and greens and I holed a few putts. I don’t know because I don’t count {putts}. I hit it, find it, and hit it again. It’s pretty and nice views. I like the beach. The golf course is pretty simple and it’s good.There were a few putts that I could have holed but stayed out of the hole. The grain is always different every yard or five yards. I mainly holed the ones that I hit close." Another on -5 under is Lee-Ann Pace, she felt tired because of the jet-lag; " Front nine one-under, back nine four-under, so it was really consistent. I was a bit tired today. I think maybe the 12 hours jet lag finally caught up with me but it was fine, I putted well and hit some good shots."