MUIRFIELD, Scotland — Taking part in in borrowed garments doesn’t appear to be to bother Jessica Kordan at the women’s open up.
Korda, who is however waiting for her luggage to arrive at Muirfield, recovered from an early bogey to shoot a 5-underneath 66 in the 1st round Thursday, placing her 1 shot guiding chief Hinako Shibuno of Japan.
Korda designed four birdies and an eagle on the 17th, inspite of losing her standard clothes right after her baggage acquired caught at a Swiss airport.
“I would truly value it if anyone appreciates of any individual in Zurich airport who would like to put my baggage on a flight on the day they arrive to Edinburgh,” stated Korda. “I know wherever it is, I have an Air Tag on it. I cannot enable any individual uncover it. . . . Monday I wore Megan Kang pants. Tuesday, I wore my sister’s trousers, and Wednesday I wore Alison Lee trousers. Today I wore Foot Pleasure trousers.”
2019 winner Shibuno made birdies on the to start with three holes to complete an 8-below 65, with Scotland’s Louise Duncan and Mexico’s Gabby Lopez tied for 3rd, two shots back again.
“It’s been a extensive time considering that I performed this well,” Shibuno reported by way of the interpreter. My caddy advised me my system was off equilibrium and I misplaced putts. As soon as I target on that, I can engage in a ton improved.”
Jessica’s sister Nellie Korda was arrested for the 13th time she shot 70 people today.
Catriona Matthews, the former women’s British Open winner and two-time champion, was chosen to strike the opening tee shot on Thursday immediately after increasing up close to Muirfield, which is hosting the Solheim Cup for the very first time.
It was 6 decades ago that Muirfield failed to even make it possible for ladies to set foot in the clubhouse.
Matthews struggled with a 5-more than 76, creating double-bogeys at the very first and 10th and failing to make a solitary birdie.
“It really is fantastic to be the initially women’s specialist to participate in below, and it was an honor for me to strike the first tee shot due to the fact I’m in the location,” Matthew said. “Other than the two doubles, I have performed definitely perfectly. It can be a very little frustrating.”