Mina Harigae leads US Women’s Open, Céline Boutier 28

Mina Harigae had never played a card in all 60 of the 36 cards she returned to the US Open. But this Thursday, for the first round of this 77th edition of the American Women’s Open, the American offered nine birdies on the delicate course of Pines Needles (North Carolina). Her 64 (-7) of her even matches the second best start in the history of this Major… He was sure that if he kept hitting the ball where it was needed, he would have a good day. But I didn’t think he’d be that good said the 32-year-old who has yet to open her LPGA win counter.

Behind it is a 22-year-old amateur player who is lying in wait with a small bump. Ingrid Lindblad is still a student at Louisiana State University and her inaugural 65 (-6) suddenly becomes the best score to date by an amateur in US Open history! “ I made a few shots near the flag and my putt was very good. “The Swede pitched and effectively only needed 26 putts during this first round.

Boutier released, PRB shoved

The fate of the two French involved in this women’s US Open is diametrically opposite after this first day. Céline Boutier maintained the No. 1 tricolor spot by returning a card in her pair to take a provisional 28th spot. Part of the 9, the Parisian hit four birdies in seven holes to aim for the top of the table thanks to one of those boiling putters. But bogeys on 16 (missed green) and 17 (misjudged chip) marred this inspired pass. Céline missed two birdie opportunities at 1 (for 5) and two despite an incisive iron shot. Two further errors on 4 and 5 returned the Frenchwoman to mid-table in total par.

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard suffered much more in the first US Open of her career. Also starting from the 9th, the Varoise signed its only birdie of the day at the 10th (par 5) before the Pine Needles course dictated its law: nine bogeys and a double bogey for an inaugural 81. Difficult to do better with only six fairways found and five greens touched in regulation. The US Open is a tournament of rare violence and the PRB learned it very dry this Thursday.

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