Lexi Thompson and Mi Hyang Lee share the lead after the 1st round of the season’s final Major. The Evian Championship.
Lexi shared the first round lead with her bogey free-5 under par 66, Mi Hyang included two bogey’s in her round at the Evian Championship in France.
Lexi said it was an exciting day, and the Eagle at the 499 yard par five 13th helped;
“I’m definitely pretty happy with my first round.”
“I had a good stretch on my first nine on the back nine there and made a few birdies and an eagle, so helped out with the scorecard.”
“But, yeah, overall very exciting ride.”
I mean, I’m a very laid back, goofy person once you get to know me. It’s just golf, I’ve matured at a young age.”
“I’ve always played in older age divisions as a young kid, and growing up with two older brothers has made me mature at a lot younger age.”
“But off the golf course, I’m just a regular person.”
Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea, Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum and Gerina Piller of the U.S.A are tied in third place at -4 under par 67.
Gerina had a good day with the putter, and also benefitted from some lessons from her coach;
“I hit my driver really well and I had some pretty; I hit my irons good, so I was hitting it close.”
“But the bogeys, there are just some spots on this course you cannot get in.”
“Coming out I think the key this week is staying away from the big numbers, and I hit it a couple times where you just can’t really miss it and didn’t get up and down.”
“But I think overall, my driving was really good today and my putting.”
“As a player you love when they say this is easy. So he took me in the video room and it was just a simple I was letting my right knee float a little bit on the back swing, and that’s why I really like him because he just keeps it simple.”
“Something like that I’m not trying to work on my swing path, my face or anything like that. It’s just so simple and it clicked. Yeah, hitting it good.”
Last week’s Helsingborg Open champion Nicole Broch Larsen is among a group of six players on -3 under par;
“I played very good today, very solid, and when I missed the green I made some great up and downs.”
“Actually I missed a few short ones for birdies but minus three is a nice start. I hit a good drive, 5 wood to 11 metres and made that one.”
In the battle for the #1 spot in the Rolex Rankings, Lydia Ko at #2 shot a -2 under par 69, while Inbee Park,#1 started with a +1 over par 73.