Matthew shares lead in LPGA's Waterloo tourney

Catriona Matthew of Scotland reacts to her birdie putt on the 10th hole to finish shared for the...

Catriona Matthew of Scotland reacts to her birdie putt on the 10th hole to finish shared for the lead after the first round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo in Waterloo, Ont. (Getty Images/AFP)

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:30 PM ET

Catriona Matthew is taking next week off to enjoy a traditional pastime, but she has got some work to clear up before taking off Sunday evening for her native Scotland.

“The men’s Open is at Muirfield and I live just five minutes from there, so it would be nice to be home for that. So, it should be good fun. There’s a buzz around there already,” said Matthew, the first Scot to win the Women’s British Open in 2009.

Matthew is once again creating a buzz of her own after taking a two-shot lead in the first round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic with a sweet eight-under 63, a score matched late in the day by American Angela Stanford.

“(Conditions) were pretty soft. The ball was just stopping pretty much where you hit it, so you could get it quite close if you were on the fairways,” said Matthew, who is seeing Grey Silo for the first time.


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