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Golfers talk course conditions on first day

First round play began Thursday at the LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek.

ONIEDA - Day one of competition at the LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek had some absolutely fantastic conditions that golfers took advantage of. Over have of the field shot under par.

When the golfers came in they said this course was playing especially soft, and the greens were very receptive and which made for some outstanding scores on Thursday.

"It's very good. The greens are playing soft so you can be aggressive, I think that helps with low scoring and it's a really good course. Every hole is different, " said Laura Gonzalez Escallon.

Escallon is tied for the lead with Sei Young Kim at -7. Kim was happy with her performance.

"Today my shot was solid today and the greens are softer so I was able to attack the pin so I gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities."

Alena Sharp thought the course was perfect for her game.

"In general the course was a little bit softer so the shots were reacting, you had to play for some backspin. I like the way the golf course suits my eye."

The tournament dodged thunderstorms on Thursday but storms are in the forecast for round two on Friday.

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