Ariya Jutanugarn Leads 2013 Kingsmill Championship After First Round

Ariya Jutanugarn (click to enlarge)

Ariya Jutanugarn isn’t a member of the LPGA in 2013, largely due to being denied an age-exemption to Q-school. Make no mistake though, this 17-year old young lady belongs on this tour. Coming into the 2013 Kingsmill Championship, Ariya had only played 3 LPGA events. Despite that, she has earned $328, 643 in prizemoney, which would put her 8th on the money list alongside players with more than twice the number of events played. I won’t even mention how she’s doing on the Ladies European Tour…oh heck, yes I will! Ariya is leading the Order of Merit there. She’s already qualified for the 2013 US Women’s Open, Women’s British Open and Evian Masters, all Majors and all great opportunities to add to her earnings. What strikes me about her game is her fearlessness. Sure, she hit 9 birdies against a double-bogey for a 7-under 2 shot lead after round 1. However, I was most impressed with two impressive par saves on 12 and 15 where lesser players might feel the knees knocking. Not Ariya. She stepped up and hit them both in an almost matter of fact, routine sort of way…no hesitation…no fear. If you are still reading what I’m writing, my guess is that you are an avid golf fan and know that par saves can be the difference between winning and losing. Yes, the birdies get all the flash…but par saves keep good rounds from being derailed. Ariya has a long way to go to win this event. There are a lot of great players on her heels. But she’s off to a great start.

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ARIYA JUTANUGARN

CHIE ARIMURA

LORIE KANE

JENNY SHIN

AZAHARA MUNOZ

AI MIYAZATO

MOMOKO UEDA

YANI TSENG

AMY HUNG

AMANDA BLUMENHERST

SYDNEE MICHAELS

CAROLINE HEDWALL

JIN YOUNG PAK

SANDRA GAL

KIM WELCH

MICHELLE WIE

SE RI PAK

STACY LEWIS

NATALIE GULBIS

IL HEE LEE

DEWI CLAIRE SCHREEFEL

CINDY LACROSSE

SO YEON RYU

MO MARTIN

HEATHER BOWIE YOUNG

LAURA DAVIES

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Ariya Jutanugarn 64 2:20 pm - - -7 F -7 64
2 Cristie Kerr 66 1:36 pm - - -5 F -5 66
T3 So Yeon Ryu 67 1:25 pm - - -4 F -4 67
T3 Dewi Claire Schreefel 67 8:03 am - - -4 F -4 67
T5 Hee Young Park 68 1:14 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Jee Young Lee 68 1:25 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Caroline Hedwall 68 1:36 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Azahara Munoz 68 1:36 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Inbee Park 68 1:36 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Mo Martin 68 1:47 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Suzann Pettersen 68 1:47 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Sandra Gal 68 2:20 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Karen Stupples 68 2:20 pm - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Jane Park 68 8:14 am - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Angela Stanford 68 8:14 am - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Stacy Lewis 68 8:36 am - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Ai Miyazato 68 8:47 am - - -3 F -3 68
T5 Katie Burnett 68 9:09 am - - -3 F -3 68
T19 Shanshan Feng 69 1:14 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Paula Creamer 69 1:36 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Lorie Kane 69 1:36 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Paola Moreno 69 1:58 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Mindy Kim 69 2:09 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Lisa McCloskey 69 2:09 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Lindsey Wright 69 2:20 pm - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Mina Harigae 69 7:30 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Ilhee Lee 69 7:41 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Thidapa Suwannapura 69 7:52 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Meena Lee 69 8:03 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Juli Inkster 69 8:25 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Na Yeon Choi 69 8:36 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Amy Yang 69 8:36 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Yani Tseng 69 8:47 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Christel Boeljon 69 8:58 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Alison Walshe 69 8:58 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Sarah Kemp 69 9:20 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Jennifer Rosales 69 9:20 am - - -2 F -2 69
T19 Stacy Prammanasudh 69 9:31 am - - -2 F -2 69
T39 Heather Bowie Young 70 12:41 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Pernilla Lindberg 70 12:41 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Haeji Kang 70 1:14 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Anna Nordqvist 70 1:14 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Jiyai Shin 70 1:47 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Alena Sharp 70 1:58 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Reilley Rankin 70 2:09 pm - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Vicky Hurst 70 7:41 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Tiffany Joh 70 7:52 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Chella Choi 70 8:25 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Karrie Webb 70 8:25 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Brittany Lang 70 8:47 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Irene Cho 70 9:09 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Daniela Iacobelli 70 9:09 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Belen Mozo 70 9:09 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Laura Diaz 70 9:31 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Eun-Hee Ji 70 9:31 am - - -1 F -1 70
T39 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 70 9:31 am - - -1 F -1 70
T57 Paige Mackenzie 71 12:30 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Becky Morgan 71 12:41 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Jenny Shin 71 12:41 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Felicity Johnson 71 1:03 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Hee Kyung Seo 71 1:47 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Lexi Thompson 71 1:47 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Sun Young Yoo 71 1:47 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Kris Tamulis 71 1:58 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Caroline Masson 71 2:09 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Maria Hjorth 71 2:31 pm - - E F E 71
T57 Ji Young Oh 71 7:30 am - - E F E 71
T57 Cindy LaCrosse 71 7:52 am - - E F E 71
T57 Pornanong Phatlum 71 8:14 am - - E F E 71
T57 Laura Davies 71 8:25 am - - E F E 71
T57 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71 8:47 am - - E F E 71
T57 Candie Kung 71 8:47 am - - E F E 71
T73 Marcy Hart 72 12:30 pm - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Mi Hyang Lee 72 12:52 pm - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Catriona Matthew 72 1:14 pm - - +1 F +1 72
T73 I.K. Kim 72 1:25 pm - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Beatriz Recari 72 1:25 pm - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Natalie Gulbis 72 1:58 pm - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Julieta Granada 72 7:41 am - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Se Ri Pak 72 8:14 am - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Gerina Piller 72 8:14 am - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Jennifer Johnson 72 8:25 am - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Lizette Salas 72 8:36 am - - +1 F +1 72
T73 Taylore Karle 72 8:58 am - - +1 F +1 72
T85 Sandra Changkija 73 12:30 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Julia Boland 73 12:52 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Moriya Jutanugarn 73 1:25 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Michelle Wie 73 2:09 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Wendy Ward 73 2:20 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Sydnee Michaels 73 2:31 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Sarah Jane Smith 73 2:31 pm - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Jennifer Gleason 73 7:30 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Hannah Yun 73 7:30 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Kristy McPherson 73 7:41 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Momoko Ueda 73 7:41 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Silvia Cavalleri 73 7:52 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Katherine Hull-Kirk 73 8:03 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Amy Hung 73 8:03 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Nicole Jeray 73 8:03 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Hee-Won Han 73 8:36 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Pat Hurst 73 8:36 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Nicole Castrale 73 8:47 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Victoria Elizabeth 73 8:58 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Mariajo Uribe 73 8:58 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Danah Bordner 73 9:09 am - - +2 F +2 73
T85 Amelia Lewis 73 9:20 am - - +2 F +2 73
T107 Marina Stuetz 74 12:30 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Austin Ernst 74 12:41 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Jennifer Song 74 12:41 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 74 12:52 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Ryann O’Toole 74 12:52 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Chie Arimura 74 1:03 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Karlin Beck 74 1:03 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Song-Hee Kim 74 1:03 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Danielle Kang 74 1:14 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Jeong Jang 74 1:25 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Jacqui Concolino 74 2:31 pm - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Nicole Smith 74 7:52 am - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Moira Dunn 74 8:03 am - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Giulia Sergas 74 8:25 am - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Morgan Pressel 74 9:20 am - - +3 F +3 74
T107 Stephanie Sherlock 74 9:31 am - - +3 F +3 74
T123 M.J. Hur 75 12:30 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Veronica Felibert 75 12:52 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Brooke Pancake 75 12:52 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Kathleen Ekey 75 1:58 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Meaghan Francella 75 2:09 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Amanda Blumenherst 75 2:20 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Esther Choe 75 2:31 pm - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Jin Young Pak 75 7:41 am - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Alexandra Casi 75 7:52 am - - +4 F +4 75
T123 Brittany Lincicome 75 9:31 am - - +4 F +4 75
T133 Jennie Lee 76 1:03 pm - - +5 F +5 76
T133 Seon Hwa Lee 76 2:31 pm - - +5 F +5 76
T133 Jane Rah 76 7:30 am - - +5 F +5 76
T133 Sara Maude Juneau 76 9:09 am - - +5 F +5 76
T133 Christina Kim 76 9:20 am - - +5 F +5 76
T138 Numa Gulyanamitta 77 12:30 pm - - +6 F +6 77
T138 Lauren Doughtie 77 9:20 am - - +6 F +6 77
T140 Kim Welch 79 1:58 pm - - +8 F +8 79
T140 Sophie Gustafson 79 8:14 am - - +8 F +8 79
T140 Kayla Mortellaro 79 8:58 am - - +8 F +8 79
T143 Dori Carter 81 1:03 pm - - +10 F +10 81
T143 Victoria Tanco 81 7:30 am - - +10 F +10 81

2 thoughts on “Ariya Jutanugarn Leads 2013 Kingsmill Championship After First Round

    • Thanks! It’s still early in the season. All it might take is one really good tournament to turn things around for Chie. We know she has the game. But who knows if she’s adjusting to being in the States. Just the travel distance between tournaments alone is daunting on the LPGA, compared to playing in Japan. I still think she will right the ship.

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