Kang, Ryu lead after first round of Women’s British Open
Hoylake, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Haeji Kang and So Yeon Ryu took a one-stroke lead after Thursday’s first round of the Women’s British Open.
Kang and Ryu both carded rounds of 2-under-par 70 on the Hoylake links course at Royal Liverpool.
The lead is slim and there are plenty of players near the top of the leaderboard with 26 players within two shots of the lead
is the highest first-round-leading score since the tournament became a major in 2002.
Kang carded a double-bogey and two bogeys but managed to grab a share of the lead thanks to six birdies.
“I started with a bogey but I managed to stay calm out there,” Kang said. “Especially in this kind of major, you have to be very patient.”
A group of nine players is just a shot back, including former champions Jayai Shin and Karrie Webb.
World number one and defending champion Yani Tseng is part of a group at even-par 72.