Professional golfers take part in Pro-Am at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Seaview, a Dolce Hotel Galloway, New Jersey Thursday June 6, 2019. Edward Lea Staff Photographer / Press of Atlantic City

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - Muni He liked the Bay Course at Seaview Resort the first time she saw it.

After Friday, she probably loves it.

The 6,197-yard, par-71 layout was ripe for birdies and He and the rest of an eclectic leaderboard at the $1.75 million ShopRite LPGA Classic took advantage.

Pornanong Phatlum shot an 8-under 63 to take the first round lead of the 54-home tournament. He, Lexi Thompson and Kristen Gillman were a shot back. Defending champion Annie Park shot a 2-under 69.

There was plenty of golf still left to be played Friday afternoon. Check back for more updates.

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