Karrie Webb, Australia, leads the Ladies Scottish Open with a wonderful first round at Dundonald Links in Scotland.
Karrie defied the blustery conditions at Dundonald Links to post a Ladies Scottish Open first round score of -7 under par 65, to lead by one shot;
“I sort of really hung in there through the front nine and made a nice birdie on nine to turn at one-under, and then just really started swinging at it well and hitting it quite close and had some good birdie chances and made the most of them,”
“I did start to hit some good shots, and I just kept telling myself to just keep going. “
“When you make a few birdies, not to just go into the mode of holding on.”
“I felt like I was swinging it pretty well and seeing the reads well and hitting solid putts. I was just tell myself just to keep going and make as many birdies as I could.”
Cristie Kerr, USA, holds second place, that one shot back at -6 under, after her opening bogey free effort of 66 in the worst of the weather in the morning rounds;
“The score added up really well, but it was tough to stand over the shots and be able to execute.”
“It’s never easy here, so I’m very pleased with the score.”
“I hit the ball in the areas I was trying to hit it in and made some putts as well. It was a great day. It’s never easy here and you can never take anything for granted.”
Third place, at -3 under par is shared between, Stacy Lewis, USA, Inbee Park and Sei Young Kim, South Korea, with Pornanong Phatlum, Thailand, and Lina Boqvist, Sweden.
No problem with dress code here, everyone was dressed up warm, with long pants.