At the end of the first round, it was Hyo Joo Kim, who dominated The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America. The South Korean, five times winner on the LPGA Tour, is in charge with an excellent 64 (-7). Céline Boutier and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard also started well with a very good 70 (-2). Céline Herbin, on the other hand, is very behind. Watch Céline's best moves on video

Hyo Joo Kim leads the tournament The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America after shooting a first-round 64 that nearly tied the tournament record through 18 holes at the Old American Golf Club. The Korean golfer made four birdies on the front, notably on the par-5s of 2 and 6, and reached the fairway in 31. On the return only one bogey on 11 before making four consecutive birdies on 13 and 16 A long birdie putt at the 18th nearly gave her a three-shot lead over the other players and could have put her name in the record books, but the putt went just right of the hole, earning her a -7 after the first round.

Kim, leads by two strokes a trio composed in particular of the Spaniard Azahara Munoz and the Chinese Yu-Sang Hou.

Two Tricolor players distinguished themselves in Texas during the first round of the Ascendant LPGA. Céline Boutier, who won this summer the'Amundi Evian Championship and Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open, then contributed to the victory of Europe at the Solheim Cup, he two weeks ago in Spain, returned a card of 69 (-2), despite two bogeys and remains in ambush five shots behind the leader.

She is joined in 10th place by Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, who also scored a score of 69 on The Colony course. Hyo.

Among the other French women involved, Celine Herbin had a difficult day with a +5. She will have to pull herself together during the second round to hope to make the cut (114th).

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The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America in Texas