Leona Maguire continued to show good form on the LPGA Tour by shooting an opening round 69 at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open.

The Cavan golfer was back in action in Los Angeles just days after her career-best finish on the top tour, finishing joint second at last week's Lotte Championship in Hawaii.

And while Maguire hit six birdies in her opening round, a double bogey on the fourth hole (her 13th) coupled with two other dropped shots meant that the former amateur world number one had to settle for a two-under-par round.

Starting on the back nine, Maguire found herself one over following a bogey on the 12th hole, before she enjoyed a run of four birdies in five holes to turn on three under.

The Slieve Russell golfer then round herself inside the top four with birdie on the third hole, before the round was undone somewhat with the double bogey on the following hole.

A good bounce-back birdie on the fifth kept Maguire near the top of the leaderboard amongst the early starters, however, a finishing bogey on the ninth meant that she dropped outside the top 10, and currently sits in a tie for 31st ahead of the second round.

Stephanie Meadow was one of those afternoon players and did not fare so well, signing for a round 73.

Meadow got off to a rocky start with a double-bogey on her third hole but she wiped that out with a couple of birdies. Bogeys on the 17th and 2nd holes left her on +2 for the round with plenty of work to do.

American Jessica Korda closed with consecutive birdies to take a one-shot lead. Korda shot a 7-under-par 64 at Wilshire Country Club, carding eight birdies and a lone bogey.

Hong Kong's Tiffany Chan and Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn share second place at 6 under.

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