The Harigae show, Céline Boutier responds present, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard off the hook

Celine Boutier Photo by Jared C. Tilton/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

This first round of the US Women’s Open brought some surprises. Mina Harigae took control, Céline Boutier made an interesting first card and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard is unfortunately almost out of the running.

Harigae Mine he had no trouble finding his markings in the course of Pine Needles Golf Club and Lodging (North Carolina). Still looking for a first success on the circuit, the 32-year-old Californian signed a sublime first leg in the 30th (-5), punctuated by five birdies.

Although he conceded his first two bogeys on the return, four new birdies allowed him to return the best card of day 64 (-7), 3 strokes less than any other proette.

Ingrid Lindblad sets a record

The surprise of the day is the exceptional performance of the 22-year-old amateur player, Ingrid LindbladAuthor of three birdies in her first three holes.

Two new birdies at 8 and 9 confirmed this excellent start to the match. the player of theUniversity of Louisiana (LSU Athletics) conceded their first and only bogey early in the comeback but two birdies at 12 and 13 allowed them to follow the lead.

Her 65 is the lowest score by an amateur at the US Women’s Open and Lindblad is just one point behind the leading player.

The number 2 amateur in the world, the Swedish, shared the role of her illustrious elder Annika Sorenstam returns to the US Women’s Open. And she was obviously not impressed by the presence of the women’s golf legend who played 74 (+3).

Keep in mind that Lindblad’s 65 is a score Sorenstam never managed to make at the US Women’s Open during her long career.

the australian minjee leeSwedish Anna Nordqvist and the american Ryann O’Toole shares third place at -4.

Leader in the last round of the previous edition of the US Women’s Open, Lexi Thompson is again well placed in sixth position at -3,

It’s one stroke less than the number 1 in the world, Jin Young Koauthor of a card of 69 (-2), as the Swedish Madelene Sagstrom and New York native Finn, Matilde Castren.

Céline Boutier at two speeds

On the French side, the results are mixed with the good start of Celine Boutier and the disappointing performance of Pauline Roussin-Bouchard.

As of day 9, the player number 17 in the world started with 4 birdies in her first 7 holes. Good series interrupted by two bogeys as we approached the equator.

La Francilienne also made a mistake on holes 4 and 5 (its holes 14 and 15) and had to settle for an interesting par card that allowed it to occupy 29th place, 7 strokes from the head but 4 strokes from the provisional podium.

Comfortable in his faceoffs (13 of 14 fairways) and putting (28 putts), Boutier will have to adjust his sights in his attacks on the green (11/18) to get closer to the lead on Sunday.

See here the video of the most beautiful shots of the 1st round with in particular a magic iron from Céline Boutier at 14!

Nelly Korda is back

After several months off due to a thrombosis in the left arm, nelly korda reassured his fans this Thursday on the field despite a compression sleeve on his injured arm.

The American, who returns this week, managed to get under par with a card of 70 (-1), marred by an unfortunate double bogey on 11 after her ball disappeared in a bush.

The former world number 1 is ranked 18th.

Michelle Wie’s last dance?

We could well attend the last 18 holes this Friday of Michelle Wie. The one who announced her retirement at the end of this tournament experienced some difficulties on Thursday. The winner of the 2014 US Women’s Open is currently at the limit of the ax with hers 73 of hers (+2, 67th) of hers.

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard wrestling

A cut that will be very difficult to cross Pauline Roussin-Bouchard. The least we can say is that the protégé ofalain alberti suffered on Thursday with only 6 fairways out of 14 and 5 greens hit in regulation time.

Despite a good start with birdie at 10 (his second hole), the PRB chained the bogeys and returned a card of 81 (+10) that relegates him to the bottom of the classification, 9 strokes from the provisional cut established on Thursday. late at +1.

The leaderboard

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