Joanna Klatten is 1st round leader of the Kingsmill Championship on the River Course in Virginia.
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Joanna shot an opening round -6 under par 65 at the Kingsmill Championship, which included one bogey.
She carded five birdies in a six hole stretch, and admitted that there was an element of luck involved;
“I definitely had luck on my side today, I had good breaks and it feels really good.”
“Lately, it felt the other way around, but I knew that it always evens out. Today, it definitely did.”
“Well, it’s nice because I haven’t had a very good stretch lately.”
“I mean, this is one of my favorite courses all year. I feel very comfortable here. It suits my eye really well.”
Sharing second place at -6 under par are Morgan Pressel, Alison Lee and Pat Hurst.
Morgan played solid golf, not making many mistakes;
“I just played solid, I didn’t really make a whole ton of mistakes today, and the ones I did I recovered from nicely with good up and downs, a couple good ten footers for par, and was able to convert the birdie opportunities that I did have.”
“I am giving myself opportunities, and, I mean, I know that I’m capable of playing well.”
“I’m confident in my game, so I just need to carry that into the rest of the week and hopefully be in contention come Sunday afternoon.”
Pat knows she needs to be in the right place at the right time;
“It’s all about the angles out here and being on the right side of the fairway and the way you come into the greens and stuff.”
“If you’re hitting the ball good, it’s easier to put them in that spot.”
Rookie Alison is relying on her good short game;
“My short game was my strength.”
“Being out here on tour as a rookie, I’m just getting used to everything out here and I haven’t been practicing my short game as much.”
“I have been trying to do my best to practice a little more of my short game instead of just hitting range balls and playing every day.”
Paula Creamer is one of the ladies who are two shots back at -4 under par, she carded five birdies in the first seven holes, but messed up with three bogies on the back;
“My front nine was awesome. Good birdie on 17 to come into the 18th hole. Hit my iron shot a little heavy, but I’ll take any birdies out here when they come.”
“Doesn’t matter how. Scorecard doesn’t have pictures.”
“I am very pleased with where my game is at, I have a good mental approach to things right now and I’m feeling good with my putter.”
“Just trying not to get in my own way and keep doing what I been doing in my next week off last week and see what happens in the next three days.”
World number one Lydia Ko shot an even par 71 on day one and sits in a tie for 40th place, while World number two Inbee Park carded +1 over par 72.