One stick behind Lincicome and Tan is the T3 of Cydney Clanton, Danielle Kang, former world number one Lydia Ko, Linnea Strom, Carlota Ciganda and Gaby Lopez.
Strom’s Swedish compatriots, Anna Nordqvist and Pernilla Lindberg, are standing T9 (-1), next to Matilda Castren and Yang Amy.
In the T3 group, Ciganda and Lopez were positive for nCoV. Lopez became infected before the LPGA Tour rematched in late July and Ciganda was discovered in June. Lopez showed mild symptoms, only dry throat and fatigue for a few days while Ciganda was positive for five consecutive weeks. Both own two LPGA Tour titles.
The defending champion Hannah Green scored a catastrophic score when he started defending the title. She hit 79 strokes, of which five bogeys, two double bogeys. Last year, Green won at -9 at Hazeltine, par72, earning $ 577,500.
Aronmink is a par70 golf course, 6,577 yards long – the professional women’s golf standard with a green speed of 11.5 for this week’s major event. But in the opening round, the organizers reduced the pitch by 38 yards by pushing the teeing ground closer to the green across all 18 holes. With wind speeds ranging from 16 to 24 km / h almost all day, this stage recorded 132 players playing, but only 12 players “under par” in which Lincicome and Tan reached the peak of -3.
Kang belongs to group -2. After the round, she received the pit position distribution board from the organizers at 9 o’clock and mulled it over to plan the next day’s fighting strategy. “I checked each position of the flag, applied the forecast of wind speed and visualized the tactical possibilities. For hole 8, par3, I hit my imagination seven times and considered using a hybrid club feature. wood – iron for the next round. With this club, if the wind is strong, I still hit 176 yards. Today, I use the number 4 iron, “Kang said on Golf Digest.
The 8-hole teeing ground is high so golfers are caught up in the wind and find it difficult to choose clubs to bring the ball to the green below. Kang birdie hole 8 first round. She won this major event at -13 in 2017. At that time, the tournament was held at Olympia Fields Stadium, par71.