LET/LPGA Tours

ASI Ladies Scottish Open 2018

July 26-29

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian, Scotland

$1,500,000

July 26-29

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian, Scotland

$1,500,000

Round 1

Tiffany Joh fires new course record at Gullane

July 26, 2018

Tiffany Joh from the United States completed a flawless opening round of nine-under-par 62 to claim a new women’s course record at Gullane in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open on Thursday.

Tiffany Joh fires new course record in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane

Joh, a keen surfer, from San Diego, California, carded nine birdies on a day of near perfect conditions at Gullane to finish four clear of South Korean trio Jenny Shin, Amy Yang and In-Kyung Kim.

The 31-year-old LPGA player, who has won twice on the Symetra Tour, in 2010 and 2011, birdied the first two holes and added six further gains from the eighth including monster putts at the par-3 12th and par-4 13th.

After sinking a six footer for her final birdie on the 18th, she said: “I pretty much kept it in play and putted amazing. I didn’t feel like I hit it particularly well but I left it in the right places and had a hot putter.”

She is joined in Scotland by her short game coach, Canada-based Irishman Gareth Raflewski, who also coaches the Thai Jutanugarn sisters, among other notable golfers.

“We’ve been working on visualisation and he made me realise that I was getting too wrapped up in my stroke instead of being athletic and reacting to a target. He saw that he was losing my interest and so he started throwing in some surfing metaphors and asking questions like ‘who’s your favourite surfer? Watch what their eyes are doing! So that was what I was trying to do out there.”

Joh has been checking out the local surf spots since arriving in Scotland and has identified Pease Bay as a possible destination for the weekend, if she can find a someone to lend her a board. Although she made her score in mostly calm and tranquil conditions on Thursday, she wouldn’t mind a little wet and wild weather.

“You can’t come over to Scotland and not get a little bit of wind and weather: that would almost be a little bit of a let-down,” she said, adding: “You’ll probably find me out there off of 11 tee, trying to shred some gnar!”

Earlier in the day, Shin, Yang and Kim set the target at five-under-par. Kim excelled as the wind started to blow, making five birdies on her back nine, including four in a row from the 13th.

The 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open champion found avoiding the bunkers the toughest part in the hot and dry conditions and she one of several players who hit record drives of more than 350 yards on the down-wind, downhill par-4 10th hole.

“I think everybody’s having struggles on certain holes. I passed the 350-yard bunker that I would have never even thought (I could). That was good, something new,” she commented.

At four-under-par, the chasing pack includes Ariya Jutanugarn and Sung Hyun Park, who could both become world number one with a victory in Scotland, as well as Norwegian rookie Karoline Lund, England’s Charley Hull, Korean Haeji Kang, Scotland’s Kelsey MacDonald and Australian Minjee Lee.

Fellow Scot Catriona Matthew had a steady round of two-under in front of her home fans, including her two young daughters, who watched from the first tee grandstand.

There was also a strong start from Dame Laura Davies, who threatened to go low when she grabbed four birdies in her first 11 holes, but a run of five closing bogeys saw her sign for a one-over 72.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Tiffany Joh
-9
62
T2
In-Kyung Kim
-5
66
T2
Amy Yang
-5
66
T2
Jenny Shin
-5
66
T5
Minjee Lee
-4
67
T5
Kelsey MacDonald
-4
67
T5
Sung Hyun Park
-4
67
T5
Charley Hull
-4
67
T5
Ariya Jutanugarn
-4
67
T5
Haeji Kang
-4
67
T5
Karoline Lund
-4
67
T12
Caroline Masson
-3
68
T12
Caroline Inglis
-3
68
T12
Lauren Kim
-3
68
T12
Xiyu Lin
-3
68
T12
Annabel Dimmock
-3
68
T12
Daniela Iacobelli
-3
68
T12
Jeong Eun Lee
-3
68
T12
Su Oh
-3
68
T12
Justine Dreher
-3
68
T12
Lee-Anne Pace
-3
68
T12
Bronte Law
-3
68
T23
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
69
T23
Amy Boulden
-2
69
T23
Catriona Matthew
-2
69
T23
So Yeon Ryu
-2
69
T23
Brittany Altomare
-2
69
T23
Ally McDonald
-2
69
T29
Isi Gabsa
-1
70
T29
Carlota Ciganda
-1
70
T29
Nasa Hataoka
-1
70
T29
Camille Chevalier
-1
70
T29
Perrine Delacour
-1
70
T29
Peiyun Chien
-1
70
T29
Anna Nordqvist
-1
70
T29
Ursula Wikstrom
-1
70
T29
Yu Liu
-1
70
T29
Marianne Skarpnord
-1
70
T29
Sarah Kemp
-1
70
T29
Katherine Kirk
-1
70
T29
Aditi Ashok
-1
70
T29
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
70
T43
Noora Komulainen
E
71
T43
Thidapa Suwannapura
E
71
T43
Carmen Alonso
E
71
T43
Isabelle Boineau
E
71
T43
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
E
71
T43
Mel Reid
E
71
T43
Ayako Uehara
E
71
T43
Jin Young Ko
E
71
T43
Paula Creamer
E
71
T43
Karrie Webb
E
71
T43
Georgia Hall
E
71
T43
Ashleigh Buhai
E
71
T43
Karolin Lampert
E
71
T43
Sophia Popov
E
71
T43
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
E
71
T43
Mika Miyazato
E
71
T43
Sandra Gal
E
71
T43
Wei-Ling Hsu
E
71
T43
Mo Martin
E
71
T43
Angela Stanford
E
71
T43
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
71
T64
Meghan MacLaren
1
72
T64
Jenny Haglund
1
72
T64
Ryann O'Toole
1
72
T64
Laetitia Beck
1
72
T64
Brittany Marchand
1
72
T64
Gaby Lopez
1
72
T64
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
1
72
T64
Laura Davies
1
72
T64
Cristie Kerr
1
72
T64
Jane Park
1
72
T64
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
1
72
T64
Christina Kim
1
72
T64
Carly Booth
1
72
T64
Liz Young
1
72
T64
Becky Brewerton
1
72
T64
Robynn Ree
1
72
T64
Casey Danielson
1
72
T64
Manon Molle
1
72
T64
Jacqui Concolino
1
72
T64
Morgan Pressel
1
72
T64
Emma Talley
1
72
T64
Angel Yin
1
72
T64
Celine Boutier
1
72
T87
Lydia Hall
2
73
T87
Wichanee Meechai
2
73
T87
Amelia Lewis
2
73
T87
Luna Sobron
2
73
T87
Anne Van Dam
2
73
T87
Lydia Ko
2
73
T87
Pornanong Phatlum
2
73
T87
Holly Clyburn
2
73
T87
Madelene Sagstrom
2
73
T87
Jessica Karlsson
2
73
T87
Alena Sharp
2
73
T87
Kylie Henry
2
73
T87
Marta Sanz Barrio
2
73
T87
Sarah Schober
2
73
T87
Katie Burnett
2
73
T102
Valentine Derrey
3
74
T102
Brianna Do
3
74
T102
Erynne Lee
3
74
T102
Valdis Jonsdottir
3
74
T102
Moriya Jutanugarn
3
74
T102
Sarah Jane Smith
3
74
T102
Rebecca Artis
3
74
T102
Jaye Marie Green
3
74
T102
Klara Spilkova
3
74
T102
Sei Young Kim
3
74
T102
Nuria Iturrios
3
74
T102
Mariajo Uribe
3
74
T102
Leticia Ras-Anderica
3
74
T102
Maria Torres
3
74
T102
Mi Hyang Lee
3
74
T102
Gemma Dryburgh
3
74
T118
Beth Allen
4
75
T118
Gabriella Cowley
4
75
T118
Vikki Laing
4
75
T118
Michele Thomson
4
75
T118
Linda Wessberg
4
75
T118
Lindy Duncan
4
75
T118
Michelle Wie
4
75
T118
Lina Boqvist
4
75
T118
Kim Kaufman
4
75
T118
Camilla Lennarth
4
75
T118
Felicity Johnson
4
75
T118
Chella Choi
4
75
T118
Astrid de Pradenne
4
75
T118
Christine Wolf
4
75
T118
Beatriz Recari
4
75
T133
Hannah Green
5
76
T133
Dani Holmqvist
5
76
T133
Mina Harigae
5
76
T133
Mi Jung Hur
5
76
T133
Emily Pedersen
5
76
T133
Amy Olson
5
76
T139
Ana Menendez
6
77
T139
Benyapa Niphatsophon
6
77
T139
Whitney Hillier
6
77
T139
Malene Jorgensen
6
77
T139
Celine Herbin
6
77
T139
Cheyenne Woods
6
77
T139
Olafia Kristinsdottir
6
77
T139
Nicole Garcia
6
77
T139
Hannah Burke
6
77
T148
Trish Johnson
7
78
T148
Chloe Leurquin
7
78
T148
Hyo Joo Kim
7
78
T148
Pernilla Lindberg
7
78
T148
Cydney Clanton
7
78
T153
Florentyna Parker
8
79
T153
Olivia Cowan
8
79
155
Caroline Martens
9
80
156
Agathe Sauzon
10
81
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Tiffany Joh
-9
62
T2
In-Kyung Kim
-5
66
T2
Amy Yang
-5
66
T2
Jenny Shin
-5
66
T5
Minjee Lee
-4
67
T5
Kelsey MacDonald
-4
67
T5
Sung Hyun Park
-4
67
T5
Charley Hull
-4
67
T5
Ariya Jutanugarn
-4
67
T5
Haeji Kang
-4
67
T5
Karoline Lund
-4
67
T12
Caroline Masson
-3
68
T12
Caroline Inglis
-3
68
T12
Lauren Kim
-3
68
T12
Xiyu Lin
-3
68
T12
Annabel Dimmock
-3
68
T12
Daniela Iacobelli
-3
68
T12
Jeong Eun Lee
-3
68
T12
Su Oh
-3
68
T12
Justine Dreher
-3
68
T12
Lee-Anne Pace
-3
68
T12
Bronte Law
-3
68
T23
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
69
T23
Amy Boulden
-2
69
T23
Catriona Matthew
-2
69
T23
So Yeon Ryu
-2
69
T23
Brittany Altomare
-2
69
T23
Ally McDonald
-2
69
T29
Isi Gabsa
-1
70
T29
Carlota Ciganda
-1
70
T29
Nasa Hataoka
-1
70
T29
Camille Chevalier
-1
70
T29
Perrine Delacour
-1
70
T29
Peiyun Chien
-1
70
T29
Anna Nordqvist
-1
70
T29
Ursula Wikstrom
-1
70
T29
Yu Liu
-1
70
T29
Marianne Skarpnord
-1
70
T29
Sarah Kemp
-1
70
T29
Katherine Kirk
-1
70
T29
Aditi Ashok
-1
70
T29
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
70
T43
Noora Komulainen
E
71
T43
Thidapa Suwannapura
E
71
T43
Carmen Alonso
E
71
T43
Isabelle Boineau
E
71
T43
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
E
71
T43
Mel Reid
E
71
T43
Ayako Uehara
E
71
T43
Jin Young Ko
E
71
T43
Paula Creamer
E
71
T43
Karrie Webb
E
71
T43
Georgia Hall
E
71
T43
Ashleigh Buhai
E
71
T43
Karolin Lampert
E
71
T43
Sophia Popov
E
71
T43
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
E
71
T43
Mika Miyazato
E
71
T43
Sandra Gal
E
71
T43
Wei-Ling Hsu
E
71
T43
Mo Martin
E
71
T43
Angela Stanford
E
71
T43
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
71
T64
Meghan MacLaren
1
72
T64
Jenny Haglund
1
72
T64
Ryann O'Toole
1
72
T64
Laetitia Beck
1
72
T64
Brittany Marchand
1
72
T64
Gaby Lopez
1
72
T64
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
1
72
T64
Laura Davies
1
72
T64
Cristie Kerr
1
72
T64
Jane Park
1
72
T64
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
1
72
T64
Christina Kim
1
72
T64
Carly Booth
1
72
T64
Liz Young
1
72
T64
Becky Brewerton
1
72
T64
Robynn Ree
1
72
T64
Casey Danielson
1
72
T64
Manon Molle
1
72
T64
Jacqui Concolino
1
72
T64
Morgan Pressel
1
72
T64
Emma Talley
1
72
T64
Angel Yin
1
72
T64
Celine Boutier
1
72
T87
Lydia Hall
2
73
T87
Wichanee Meechai
2
73
T87
Amelia Lewis
2
73
T87
Luna Sobron
2
73
T87
Anne Van Dam
2
73
T87
Lydia Ko
2
73
T87
Pornanong Phatlum
2
73
T87
Holly Clyburn
2
73
T87
Madelene Sagstrom
2
73
T87
Jessica Karlsson
2
73
T87
Alena Sharp
2
73
T87
Kylie Henry
2
73
T87
Marta Sanz Barrio
2
73
T87
Sarah Schober
2
73
T87
Katie Burnett
2
73
T102
Valentine Derrey
3
74
T102
Brianna Do
3
74
T102
Erynne Lee
3
74
T102
Valdis Jonsdottir
3
74
T102
Moriya Jutanugarn
3
74
T102
Sarah Jane Smith
3
74
T102
Rebecca Artis
3
74
T102
Jaye Marie Green
3
74
T102
Klara Spilkova
3
74
T102
Sei Young Kim
3
74
T102
Nuria Iturrios
3
74
T102
Mariajo Uribe
3
74
T102
Leticia Ras-Anderica
3
74
T102
Maria Torres
3
74
T102
Mi Hyang Lee
3
74
T102
Gemma Dryburgh
3
74
T118
Beth Allen
4
75
T118
Gabriella Cowley
4
75
T118
Vikki Laing
4
75
T118
Michele Thomson
4
75
T118
Linda Wessberg
4
75
T118
Lindy Duncan
4
75
T118
Michelle Wie
4
75
T118
Lina Boqvist
4
75
T118
Kim Kaufman
4
75
T118
Camilla Lennarth
4
75
T118
Felicity Johnson
4
75
T118
Chella Choi
4
75
T118
Astrid de Pradenne
4
75
T118
Christine Wolf
4
75
T118
Beatriz Recari
4
75
T133
Hannah Green
5
76
T133
Dani Holmqvist
5
76
T133
Mina Harigae
5
76
T133
Mi Jung Hur
5
76
T133
Emily Pedersen
5
76
T133
Amy Olson
5
76
T139
Ana Menendez
6
77
T139
Benyapa Niphatsophon
6
77
T139
Whitney Hillier
6
77
T139
Malene Jorgensen
6
77
T139
Celine Herbin
6
77
T139
Cheyenne Woods
6
77
T139
Olafia Kristinsdottir
6
77
T139
Nicole Garcia
6
77
T139
Hannah Burke
6
77
T148
Trish Johnson
7
78
T148
Chloe Leurquin
7
78
T148
Hyo Joo Kim
7
78
T148
Pernilla Lindberg
7
78
T148
Cydney Clanton
7
78
T153
Florentyna Parker
8
79
T153
Olivia Cowan
8
79
155
Caroline Martens
9
80
156
Agathe Sauzon
10
81