Lee enjoys her slice of luck, but deservedly leads

DESPITE playing in some of the worst weather, Meena Lee scored a seven under par 65 to lead the Ricoh British Women’s Open Championship after the first day.

But understandably that did not bother the South Korean who was naturally delighted to post such a low number.

“It was really good today, also my putting was good today. Today is a little bit raining but not too bad yeah. A little bit windy but still okay. Nice weather out there, yeah,” she said afterwards.

And she reflected on a slice of good fortune she had at the 18th when the ball skipped over the Barry Burn. “I hit a really bad shot, but it took a really nice bounce. I got lucky.”

Lee, who was been on the tour for six years, began playing golf at the age of 15 and took up golf after ditching the piano.

“My dad played a little bit of golf. I didn’t like the paino, but I got in a fight with my dad and then I start to play golf.”

Visiting Scotland for the second time after playing in 2007, Lee is enjoying it. She added: “It’s a fun course because I live in Orlando, so a lot of different golf courses in the tournaments here, so that’s why I like to play here.”

The leader is out for her second round at 3.17 p.m. today.