One shot separates Thidapa Suwannapura and Ariya Jutanugarn at the top of the Blue Bay LPGA leader board after Wednesday’s opening round.
Suwannapura, ranked 89th in the world, started Wednesday poorly as she bogeyed the first hole. Her round only got better from there though. Five birdies in her next 17 holes followed – there were no further bogeys. Suwannapura finished on four-under-par.
One shot further back, was Ariya Jutanugarn. Her round had a slightly different complexion to that of her countrywoman’s. Two bogeys in the middle of her scorecard stifled her momentum but she finished with three gains in her last five holes to get to three-under-par.
Canda’s Alena Sharp was also at three-under-par after the first round.
Ariya Jutanugarn’s sister, Moriya Jutanugarn, and another Thai, Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, are part of a six-player group at two-under-par, in a tie for fourth.
Rory McIlroy looks set to end a run of three missed cuts in the US Open after opening with a rock-solid 68 at Pebble Beach on Thursday.
Brooks Koepka’s chances of a historic third straight US Open title are still alive after he ended the first round just four shots back.
Tiger Woods was happy to salvage a one-under-par 70 in tricky conditions on the opening day of the US Open at Pebble Beach.
Justin Rose equalled the lowest US Open round ever shot at Pebble Beach, a six-under 65, to take a one-shot lead after the opening round.
The United States Golf Association admits that it can’t afford a repeat of past mishaps at this week’s US Open at Pebble Beach.
Brooks Koepka hardly needed any further motivation ahead of his US Open defence this week, but he just got it anyway.
Rory McIlroy doesn’t want to be behind the eightball after the first round of a major championship again at Pebble Beach this week.