“The wind picked up. It was pretty much the same as when I played the Pro-Am yesterday.
Shibuno, who won his first major title at Woburn in 2019, got off to a flying start with birdies on the first three holes and finished the first round with eight.
The Japanese star is one stroke ahead of American Jessica Korda, while Scottish prodigy Louise Duncan is two strokes ahead of Mexico’s Gaby Lopez.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve played this well, especially putting. To be honest, I was a little scared,” said Shibuno.
Korda recovered from an early bogey to score four birdies and an eagle on the 17th.
“If anyone knows someone at Zurich airport who will put my suitcase on one flight a day to Edinburgh, I would be very grateful,” said the world number 14.
“I know where it is, it has an air tag.
“Monday I wore Megan Kahn pants. Tuesday I wore my sister’s pants. Wednesday I wore Alison Lee pants. Today I’m wearing Footjoy pants.”
Playing in the first group at 6:30 am, Duncan scored an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys, matching his first-round score at Carnoustie twelve months earlier.
“It was worth the 4.30 alarm,” said the 22-year-old, who turned pro in July and missed the cut in his first event in the paid ranks last week. wouldn’t be happy
“I think the point is that I didn’t take it too seriously…I still feel like an amateur even though I’m not getting paid. Yeah I’m rolling with punches and that’s me Let’s see where to take the
Steph Kyriacoo was the best of the other Australians in the field, finishing 13th with a 1-under 70.
Hannah Green posted an even par 71 and Whitney Hillier a 1-over 72, but Suhyun-Oh did not recover after dropping three shots on the first two holes to finish with a 77.
Minjee Lee rallied in the first round to finish three shots behind Hinako Shibuno.
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