Round 1 is in the books and it was a bit of a struggle for the three ladies in the field this week.
T72 :: Suzann Pettersen :: 75 :: +3
Suzann started on the the 10th hole and SPetts was even par through her first 9 holes. However, Suzann got shaky on her back 9. Suzann had 4 bogeys and 1 birdies on her last 9 holes, including bogeys on her 10th and 18th holes. Bad finish for Suzann, but we know she can battle back.
T54 :: Michelle Wie :: 74 :: +2
Michelle also started on the back 9, starting and ending her round well. Michelle had 3 bogeys and 1 birdie, all in her middle 4 holes. She went bogey-bogey-bogey-birdie through holes 8-11. She then shot par for the rest of the round. Very good finish for Michelle and she should bounce back well.
T54 :: Amanda Blumenherst :: 74 :: +2
Amanda was actually -1 through her first 9 holes. One bad streak of holes on her back 9 bumped her up to +2. She bogeyed three straight holes to finish her round. This should be a really good confidence boost for Amanda and she’s keeping pace with Michelle and Suzann.
The leaders are Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis at -6. It seems as though the ladies that teed off in the afternoon had a tougher go. Hopefully these Nike ladies will take advantage of their early tee times tomorrow morning.
Here’s a look at the tee times for tomorrow;
Group 3 | Tee 1 @ 11:08 EDT | Amanda Blumenherst and Melissa Reid
Group 25 | Tee 1 @ 12:36pm EDT | Suzann Pettersen and Juli Inkster
Group 27 | Tee 1 @ 12:44 pm EDT | Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer