Olympic Women's Golf competition R1

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom takes opening lead in Japan

2020 Olympics – Women’s R1
August 04-07
Kasumigaseki CC, Saitama, Japan
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom opened with a bogey-free 66 to take a one shot lead in the Olympic Women’s Golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

She started her round with a birdie on the first hole, followed by consecutive birdies on the 5th and 6th then two more at the 9th and 10th to reach 5-under.


2020 Olympics – Women’s R1

“I would say mostly the short game was kind of my saviour. I was striking the ball alright but not great, so having a strong short game and just giving myself chances – solid par chances was the key to my round today.

“This course is beautiful. The condition of it has been perfect from the start. I like long golf courses in general and it fits my game really well. I’m very excited with the layout, it suits my eye, and the greens are rolling phenomenal which works with my putting too.”


2020 Olympics – Women’s R1

World number one Nelly Korda of the USA and India’s Aditi Ashok share second place after both shot 67s.

“I’m hoping I’m in total control, it’s golf at the end of the day,” said Kora. “I kind of sprayed some shots out to the right on my last two holes with my irons, but you’re going to have that. You’re going to lose a little bit of concentration, but I’m going to go to the range after I cool off inside for a bit and then try and work on it.”


2020 Olympics – Women’s R1

Ashok is competing at her second Olympic Games having made her debut in 2016..

“Last time I think it was more just enjoying the experience and staying at the village, seeing all the other athletes, but this time I think I’m definitely here to have a good finish, hopefully give my best, try and win a medal.

“I think having played the Olympics once definitely gets you more prepared, you’re still not as overawed by it. I mean it’s still the Olympics, it’s still really exciting but definitely more prepared for this one.”

Finland’s Matilda Castren, Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and South Korea’s Jin Young Ko are tied in fourth place at 3-under.

2020 Olympics – Women’s R1

Pos.
Player
R1
1
Madelene Sagstrom
66
T2
Nelly Korda
67
T2
Aditi Ashok
67
T4
Jin Young Ko
68
T4
Matilda Castren
68
T4
Carlota Ciganda
68
T7
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
69
T7
Wei-Ling Hsu
69
T7
Danielle Kang
69
T7
Sei Young Kim
69
T7
Min Lee
69
T7
In Bee Park
69
T7
Klara Spilkova
69
T7
Bianca Pagdanganan
69
T7
Azahara Munoz
69
T16
Emily Kristine Pedersen
70
T16
Mone Inami
70
T16
Lydia Ko
70
T16
Hyo-Joo Kim
70
T16
Nasa Hataoka
70
T16
Sanna Nuutinen
70
T16
Perrine Delacour
70
T23
Hannah Green
71
T23
Xiyu Lin
71
T23
Jessica Korda
71
T23
Leona Maguire
71
T23
Manon De Roey
71
T23
Minjee Lee
71
T23
Albane Valenzuela
71
T23
Caroline Masson
71
T23
Patty Tavatanakit
71
T23
Pia Babnik
71
T23
Gaby Lopez
71
T23
Sophia Popov
71
T23
Christine Wolf
71
T36
Stephanie Meadow
72
T36
Anna Nordqvist
72
T36
Lexi Thompson
72
T36
Daniela Darquea
72
T36
Maha Haddioui
72
T41
Celine Boutier
73
T41
Maria Fassi
73
T41
Kelly Tan
73
T41
Melissa Reid
73
T41
Mariajo Uribe
73
T41
Maria Fernanda Torres
73
T47
Shanshan Feng
74
T47
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
74
T47
Brooke Henderson
74
T47
Yuka Saso
74
T47
Kim Metraux
74
T47
Alena Sharp
74
T47
Anne van Dam
74
T54
Giulia Molinaro
75
T54
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
75
T56
Magdalena Simmermacher
76
56
Diksha Dagar
76
T58
Ariya Jutanugarn
77
T58
Tiffany Chan
77
60
Tonje Daffinrud
81
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