Ariya Jutanugarn Leads After R1 Of 2016 Rio Olympics Women’s Golf

Ariya Jutanugarn (click to enlarge)

After winning the 2016 Ricoh Women’s British Open two weeks ago, it seems like 4-time LPGA winner Ariya Jutanugarn hasn’t missed a beat. On day 1 of women’s golf at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 20-year old Thai star finished her round with a 1-shot lead heading into Thursday. Her improved toughness in the face of adversity was on display early when she doubled bogeyed the par 3 4th hole only to immediately respond with an eagle on the par 5 5th hole. May carded 7 birdies, 1 eagle, 2 bogeys and 1 double bogey for a 6-under 65 (par is 71 here). Right on May’s heels are the South Korean pair of Sei-Young Kim and Inbee Park (looking great in her competitive return) at 5-under. There are a lot of players bunched together following the 3 leaders. On a course where all the top players can collect birdies, it’s unlikely anyone will run away from the field the first 3 rounds. That said, as a fan it’s wonderful to see Jutanugarn atop the leaderboard after 18 holes. I hope she is still there after 72 holes.

 

 

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1 ARIYA JUTANUGARN, Thailand (-6)

 

T2 INBEE PARK, South Korea (-5)

 

T2 SEI-YOUNG KIM, South Korea (-5)

 

T4 NICOLE BROCH LARSEN, Denmark (-4)

 

T4 CANDIE KUNG, Taiwan (-4)

 

T4 CARLOTA CIGANDA, Spain (-4)

 

T7 LEXI THOMPSON, United States (-3)

 

T7 AZAHARA MUNOZ, Spain (-3)

 

T7 CHARLEY HULL, Great Britain (-3)

 

T7 ADITI ASHOK, India (-3)

with Maria Verchenova

 

T11 GERINA PILLER, United States (-2)

 

T11 MINJEE LEE, Australia (-2)

 

T11 LYDIA KO, New Zealand (-2)

 

T19 SHIHO OYAMA, Japan (-1)

 

T19 IN-GEE CHUN, South Korea (-1)

 

T19 BROOKE HENDERSON, Canada (-1)

 

LEADERBOARD

Ariya Jutanugarn

Place Player Country Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total To par
Ariya Jutanugarn Thailand 65 65 −6
Kim Sei-young South Korea 66 66 −5
Inbee Park South Korea 66 66 −5
Carlota Ciganda Spain 67 67 −4
Candie Kung Chinese Taipei 67 67 −4
Nicole Broch Larsen Denmark 67 67 −4
Aditi Ashok India 68 68 −3
Charley Hull Great Britain 68 68 −3
Azahara Muñoz Spain 68 68 −3
Lexi Thompson United States 68 68 −3
Lydia Ko New Zealand 69 69 −2
Minjee Lee Australia 69 69 −2
Nanna Koerstz Madsen Denmark 69 69 −2
Caroline Masson Germany 69 69 −2
Haru Nomura Japan 69 69 −2
Gerina Piller United States 69 69 −2
Marianne Skarpnord Norway 69 69 −2
Ursula Wikström Finland 69 69 −2
Chun In-gee South Korea 70 70 −1
Shanshan Feng China 70 70 −1
Brooke Henderson Canada 70 70 −1
Stacy Lewis United States 70 70 −1
Teresa Lu Chinese Taipei 70 70 −1
Shiho Oyama Japan 70 70 −1
Mariajo Uribe Colombia 70 70 −1
Tiffany Chan (a) Hong Kong 71 71 E
Sandra Gal Germany 71 71 E
Julieta Granada Paraguay 71 71 E
Gaby López Mexico 71 71 E
Catriona Matthew Great Britain 71 71 E
Anna Nordqvist Sweden 71 71 E
Su-Hyun Oh Australia 71 71 E
Suzann Pettersen Norway 71 71 E
Pornanong Phatlum Thailand 71 71 E
Albane Valenzuela (a) Switzerland 71 71 E
Christine Wolf Austria 71 71 E
Xi Yu Lin China 72 72 +1
Alena Sharp Canada 72 72 +1
Karine Icher France 73 73 +2
Alejandra Llaneza Mexico 73 73 +2
Gwladys Nocera France 73 73 +2
Noora Tamminen Finland 73 73 +2
Amy Yang South Korea 73 73 +2
Fabienne In-Albon Switzerland 74 74 +3
Pernilla Lindberg Sweden 74 74 +3
Leona Maguire (a) Ireland 74 74 +3
Paula Reto South Africa 74 74 +3
Laetitia Beck Israel 75 75 +4
Ashleigh Simon South Africa 75 75 +4
Maria Verchenova Russia 75 75 +4
Stephanie Meadow Ireland 77 77 +6
Giulia Sergas Italy 77 77 +6
Klára Spilková Czech Republic 77 77 +6
Giulia Molinaro Italy 78 78 +7
Kelly Tan Malaysia 78 78 +7
Michelle Koh Malaysia 79 79 +8
Chloe Leurquin Belgium 79 79 +8
Victoria Lovelady Brazil 79 79 +8
Miriam Nagl Brazil 79 79 +8
Maha Haddioui Morocco 82 82 +11

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