Charley Hull made a solid start to her Ricoh Women's British Open challenge, over her home course of Woburn Golf Club, with an opening round of 69.
Charley Hull made a solid start to her Ricoh Women's British Open challenge with an opening round of 69.
The twenty-year-old, playing over her home course of Woburn Golf Club, finished with two birdies but sits seven shots behind the leader, Korea's Mirim Lee, who stormed ahead of the field with a spectacular ten-under-par 62.
The 25-year-old South Korean's flawless golf gives her a three shot lead over Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and at the same time equalled Minea Blomqvist’s lowest round ever scored in the Championship set during the third round at Sunningdale back in in 2004.
Lee’s 62 was also just one shot more than the all-time low round recorded in any of the women’s Majors scored by her compatriot Hyo-Joo Kim during the first round of The Evian Championship in 2014.
On a day of very low scoring China’s Shanshan Feng claimed third place on 66 while South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee and 2013 champion Stacy Lewis shared fourth place of 67 one shot ahead of South Korea’s Ha Na Jang, Spain’s Azahara Munoz, Canada’s Alena Sharp, Australia’s Sarah Jane Smith and 2014 champion Mo Martin from America.
Spain's Maria Parra is the leading amateur after an opening 69 leaves her in T-11, whilst English amateur Bronte Law carded three birdies and a bogey to be a shot further back on two-under-par.
World number one Lydia Ko will need to raise her game on day two if she is to make the cut after a disappointing two-over-par 74.
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