LPGA Tour rookie Hee Jin Choi takes first round lead after matching tournament record | LPGA

The wind blew and the scoring was low on the first day of the Scottish Women’s Trust Golf Open at Dundonald Links. LPGA Tour rookie Hee Jin Choi led the way, firing 8-under 64 in mild morning conditions, tying the record set by Rafa Cabrera Bello on the DP World Tour at the final round of the Genesis Scottish Open in 2017. Choi performed With a seven-bird, one eagle and one ghost to tie her career low on the LPGA Tour, she last scored at the US Women’s Open presented by ProMedica, and currently leads with just one shot.

“Today I had really good shots in general. More than my shots, the rackets were very good so I had a lot of chances,” Choi, who only needed 27 balls to get the job done on Thursday, said Choi. Chance and played well with good position on the rest of my holes. I just believed in my green reading and just hit it off. It really worked and all the balls hit the middle of the hole. It helped me maintain my confidence.”

Three players sit in a tie for the second time after opening their weeks at Dundonald Links with a 65-second match. Seventeen-time LPGA Tour winner Lydia Koe is out of the bogey for the eleventh time this season on Thursday, taking three consecutive birdies in the numbers 4-6 as well as at 9, 11, 13 and 14. This is the fifth time from Women’s Trust Golf. Scottish open look. She just missed the title last year at Dumbarnie Links, finishing in a tie for second place with Atthaya Thitikul, her best result in the event.

“I really loved the golf course last year,” Coe said. “But this was a course where I played really well before when it was a LET event and then played really badly when it was an LPGA event so I wasn’t really sure. Mixed feelings coming this week. But I played hard. I gave myself a good look and I think even when I made mistakes I was too calm about things. The weather was much nicer than I thought it would be.”

Celine Potter came to Dundonald Links after a lost cut at the Amundi Evian in her native France, but returned to Scotland in the first round 65. Her ghost-free day was highlighted by back-to-back sparrows at four and five, and it was Potier’s performance that She felt it gave her an advantage in this unfamiliar place.

“I think my posture has been really strong all day. I feel like even when I miss the greens and stuff and maybe have five or six feet on equal footing, I would have done it,” she said. “It’s my first time playing this course so I wasn’t a bit sure what to expect. The good thing about the Scots or anything else in the UK is that you can have a lot of different weather conditions so you just have to go with the flow. It’s kind of It’s nice because you don’t have any expectations.”

Epson Tour alumnus Lilia Foo earned a Ghost and Eight Birds Thursday on her way to tying her career low on the LPGA Tour. The highlight of her run came in the latter when Foo pierces a roughly 56-degree wedge from 83 yards, eventually hitting it with a foot of it and taking advantage of a closing birdie. Although there are three rounds left in Ayrshire, her strong play on the first day of the Scottish Open has Foo already excited about next week’s AIG Women’s Open, the last major tournament of the year. “I think it will excite me for the British next week,” she said. “I’m having fun here, honestly.”

2018 AIG Women’s Open champion Georgia Hall and LPGA Rookie Na Rin An is tied for fifth at -6 with seven players eclipsing the top ten in a seventh tie at -5, including the 2022 US Open presented by ProMedica champion Minjee Lee. Defending champion Ryan O’Toole opened her week with a 4-under 68 (T14) and Scott shot Gemma Dryburgh 3-under 69 (T18).