HSBC Women's Champions First-round notes and interviews
For the second time in three years, Angela Stanford holds the first-round lead at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The 34-year-old Texan carded a bogey-free 6-under-par 66, one shy of Lorena Ochoa’s tournament record of 65 (2008, second round), to take a two-shot advantage over five players after 18 holes of play at Tanah Merah Country Club. In 2010, Stanford held a share of the first-round lead with Cristie Kerr and Hee Young Park at 4-under-par 68 and went on to tie for ninth. Her career-best finish at the HSBC event came in 2009, when she tied for third.