Waterloo, ON (Sports Network) - Angela Stanford and Catriona Matthew fired matching 8-under 63s on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
Inbee Park, who has six wins this season including all three majors and the last three events overall, is among a group of five players tied for third at 6-under 65.
Park is joined by Hee Young Park, Meena Lee, Belen Mozo and Irene Cho.
Ryann O'Toole, Chella Choi, Jenny Shin, Amy Yang and Ji Young Oh are tied for eighth at 5-under.
Defending champion Brittany Lang carded a 2-under 69 during her first round at Grey Silo Golf Course to sit in a large group tied for 40th.
MORE TO FOLLOW.