LPGA. Pure Silk Bahamas Classic. Lydia and Meena Lead. January 23 2014

dragon logo dark Lydia Ko and Meena Lee are tied at the top at the LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on the Ocean Club Golf Course at Paradise Island, Bahamas. Lydia Ko      Lydia Ko / Getty Lydia did not let a switch to Callaway alter her professional approach to this tournament, shooting an opening round of -5 under par 68 to top the leader board with Meena; “I think it's great to be paired along with the world's greatest players, to play better golf, that's even better. That slump stage, you never know when in your career it will happen, it's good that I kind of got off into a good start and it will definitely help with the rest of the season. Yeah, I guess change is quite big, but I wanted a challenge.” “I thought I was playing much better than my scores, three under was a great score during the middle of my round, but I thought I was playing even better.  I gave myself opportunities and I hit my putts on the line that I wanted to hit them, and sometimes it would just dive off to the left or right.  So I had a couple close ones, but like I said, the grain can definitely affect the ball.” Meena was just happy to get out and play, she also carded a -5 under par 68 first round; “I had a wintertime working hard, so that's why I have confidence more than last year. That's why I feel very good and happy to play in the first tournament.” There are ten Ladies sharing third place at -4 under par, and with the scoring being so close this will be an interesting tournament. World number three Stacy Lewis is among the chasing pack on -4 under par after carding a 69, which was matched by Jessica Korda, Danah Bordner, Amelia Lewis, Brittany Lang, Austin ErnstMirim Lee, PK Kongkraphan, Candie Kung and Hee Young Park.