Karine Icher, from France, leads the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open after the first round at The Vancouver Golf Club.
Karine carded a bogey free first round -7 under par 65 to lead the Canadian Pacific Women’ Open in Vancouver, Canada.
Karine needed only 24 putts today, and that’s what makes the difference;
“My putting was very good, and I think today I’ve seen the hole bigger than the other days.”
“So sometimes you have days like that where everything works, so I’m quite happy with this one.”
“When you make some birdies like that in a row, you have more and more confidence.”
“It’s always nice to have some rounds like that where you don’t have so much questions. You know the club, you take the club, you hit the shot, and it’s close to the pin.”
In second place, a couple of shots back is World number two Lydia Ko, at -5 under par, and she said she feels welcome here;
“I think the biggest difference is me. I don’t have the glasses, and I feel much older.”
“But it’s great to come back to a course where you’ve played well and the spectators have been great and they’ve been supporting me today, even in the practice rounds.”
“It’s definitely a great where you feel really welcome.”
With some of the greens, especially on the front nice, being a little sloppy, a three-footer might be just as hard as a 15-footer going straight up the hill.”
“You’re never going to get the straight putts, so, like I said, it’s definitely testing all elements of your game.”
“It’s great to get into a really good start, but you can see there are some other really good scores, and everybody’s playing their best.”
“It’s going to be tough. But I’ve just got to play my own game. I know that throughout the week there are going to be these 67s or maybe lower, so all I can do is just play my game and that’s really it.”
There are four ladies tied in third place at -4 under par; Stacy Lewis, I.K. Kim, Pernilla Lindberg and Dana Bordner.