Australian trio leads NZ Women's Open

Australian trio leads NZ Women's Open
February 8, 2013, 3:44 am
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Australians Tamara Johns, Nikki Campbell and Sarah Oh each shot 3-under 69 on Friday to lead the 54-hole New Zealand women's golf after the opening round.

The Australian trio led three players at 2-under, including the world's No. 1 amateur, 15-year-old Korean-born New Zealander Lydia Ko. American Alison Walshe and Thailand's Nontaya Srisawang were also at 2-under after the first round at the Clearwater Golf Club.

Players in the European and Australasian tours co-sanctioned event coped with windy conditions Friday which hampered low scoring.

``I definitely could have played better, but the scores aren't that crazy low today,'' Ko said. ``That's because of the wind.''