< /p> UPDATE DAY
Golfer Maude-Aimée LeBlanc's troubles continued during the first round of the Toto Classic of Japan on the LPGA Tour on Thursday, ending her workday tied for last place.
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The only Canadian in action, LeBlanc turned in 77, five strokes over par, and sits 77th in the standings. Unable to make a single birdie, she committed five bogeys, including two consecutive ones at the second and third pennants. Thus, the player could not completely make the necessary adjustments following her poor performance at the BMW Women's Championship a few weeks ago in South Korea, where she finished last, 41 strokes off the lead.
The Japanese participants excelled during the opening round of the tournament played in their country. Ai Suzuki and Momoko Ueda share the top spot with a 65 (-7) record. Eight Japanese women are in the top 9 after the first 18 holes.
Competition ends on Sunday.