Rookie Sandra Changkija leads women at Waterloo
Rookie Sandra Changkija remained on top of the leaderboard after
the completion of the first round at the Manulife Financial Classic
Changkija opened with an 8-under 63 and had a three-stroke lead
on China’s Shanshan Feng when play was suspended on Thursday
because of thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Early Friday, Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist shot up the leaderboard at
Grey Silo Golf Course with a 7-under 64 to shave Changkija’s lead
to one stroke.
South Korea’s Hee Kyung Seo and Americans Karlin Beck and Lexi
Thompson were tied with Feng at 5 under.
The high heat and humidity on the opening day were replaced by
sunny, comfortable conditions for Friday’s play.