THREE SHARE LEAD WITH HENDERSON LURKING AFTER FIRST ROUND OF CP WOMEN’S OPEN
News and notes from Wascana Country Club for Thursday, August 23rd
REGINA (Golf Canada) – A trio of players at very different places in their LPGA careers sit atop the leaderboard at 8-under 64 after 18 holes at the CP Women’s Open.
Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the CP Women’s Open in 2016, is aiming for her fourth win of 2018, a season where she is leading the LPGA Tour in numerous statistical categories. Second-year player Nasa Hataoka struggled in her rookie year of 2017 but broke through in June for her first LPGA Tour victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&B, while nine-year veteran Mariajo Uribe is still looking for her elusive first victory. The three players combined for 26 birdies and only two bogeys and sit one stroke clear of Angel Yin and Nanna Koerstz Madsen at 7-under 65.
Canadian favorite Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, Ont., opened with a bogey, but came back with four consecutive birdies at holes 4-7, finishing at 6-under 66 and in a seven-way tie for sixth, a group that includes three-time CP Women’s Open champion Lydia Ko.