AIG Women’s Open R1

Three-way tie for lead in Scotland

Women’s Open 2021 R1
August 19-22
Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Scotland
$5,800,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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American Olympic gold medalist Nelly Korda carded eight birdies and three bogeys to sign for a 67 and a share of the lead at 5-under ahead of a crowded leaderboard in the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie.

“I cut it a little close on 17 today, I was really close to that water, so I didn’t really have much. I just had a 6-iron in. I don’t know the exact yardage, but I hit it really well,” said Korda. “The last hole, I was between an 8- and a 7-iron into the wind, and I just told myself, since I was hitting it well, to stay aggressive, and I hit a little pin shot in to 8 feet.”


Women’s Open 2021 R1

She shares the lead with reigning champion Sei Young Kim of Korea and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom.

Sagstrom has only once before in her career on the LPGA had the lead or co-lead after the first round and bested her previous best score of 69 at Carnoustie by two strokes.


Women’s Open 2021 R1

“I putted really, really well. I think that was kind of what saved me. I made some really long putts today, and I knew that, if I could just get on the green, I have a chance for birdie or a chance to save my par.”

Sagstrom has not yet clinched a place on the European Solheim Cup Team and is hoping to showcase her game this week. She has made one appearance for Team Europe (2017), with a 1-2-0 record.


Women’s Open 2021 R1

“I put a little bit more pressure on myself both in ’17 and ’19, really wanting to make that team, and I’m kind of at a state where I’m like, if I’m good enough, I will make that team. If my game is wanted, I will be on that team, and if not, I’m just going to keep practicing and keep trying to make the next team or just keep finishing off this year strong.”

They are followed by four players in a tie for fourth at 4-under: 2021 U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso, 2018 AIG Women’s Open winner Georgia Hall, 2020/21 LPGA Tour rookie Andrea Lee and 21-year-old Scottish amateur Louise Duncan.


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Women’s Open 2021 R1

Solheim Cup veterans Carlota Ciganda, Lizette Salas and Lexi Thompson are tied for eighth at 3-under.

Women’s Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Nelly Korda (USA) 
-5
67
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
-5
67
Sei Young Kim (KOR) 
-5
67
4
Andrea Lee (USA)
-4
68
Georgia Hall (ENG) 
-4
68
Louise Duncan (SCO) (A)
-4
68
Yuka Saso (PHI)
-4
68
8
Lizette Salas (USA) 
-3
69
Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 
-3
69
Lexi Thompson (USA)
-3
69
11
Nasa Hataoka (JPN)
-2
70
Albane Valenzuela (SUI)
-2
70
Mina Harigae (USA)
-2
70
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN) 
-2
70
Inbee Park (KOR)
-2
70
Yealimi Noh (USA)
-2
70
Hinako Shibuno (JPN)
-2
70
Brittany Altomare (USA) 
-2
70
Gaby Lopez (MEX) 
-2
70
Leonie Harm (GER) 
-2
70
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN) 
-2
70
22
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN) 
-1
71
Minjee Lee (AUS)
-1
71
Atthaya Thitikul (THA)
-1
71
Patty Tavatanakit (THA) 
-1
71
Jennifer Kupcho (USA) 
-1
71
Ryann O Toole (USA) 
-1
71
Jenny Shin (KOR) 
-1
71
Brittany Lincicome (USA) 
-1
71
Su Oh (AUS)
-1
71
Wichanee Meechai (THA)
-1
71
Kylie Henry (SCO) 
-1
71
Chella Choi (KOR)
-1
71
Lauren Stephenson (USA) 
-1
71
Ariya Jutanugarn (THA) 
-1
71
Brooke M Henderson (CAN) 
-1
71
Aditi Ashok (IND) 
-1
71
Annabell Fuller (ENG) (A)
-1
71
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
-1
71
Olivia Cowan (GER) 
-1
71
41
Celine Boutier (FRA) 
Par
72
Moriya Jutanugarn (THA) 
Par
72
Lydia Ko (NZL) 
Par
72
Rose Zhang (USA) (A)
Par
72
Ally Ewing (USA) 
Par
72
Mi Jung Hur (KOR) 
Par
72
Marina Alex (USA) 
Par
72
Angela Stanford (USA) 
Par
72
Alison Lee (USA)
Par
72
Pajaree Anannarukarn (THA) 
Par
72
Celine Herbin (FRA) 
Par
72
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS) 
Par
72
Esther Henseleit (GER)
Par
72
Elizabeth Szokol (USA) 
Par
72
Sophia Popov (GER) 
Par
72
Jeongeun Lee6 (KOR) 
Par
72
Leona Maguire (IRL) 
Par
72
Eun-Hee Ji (KOR) 
Par
72
Gerina Piller (USA) 
Par
72
Katherine Kirk (AUS) 
Par
72
Paula Reto (RSA) 
Par
72
Jenny Coleman (USA) 
Par
72
Ana Belac (SLO)
Par
72
64
Sarah Schmelzel (USA) 
+1
73
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) 
+1
73
Stacy Lewis (USA)
+1
73
Bronte Law (ENG) 
+1
73
Hannah Green (AUS)
+1
73
Caroline Masson (GER) 
+1
73
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG) 
+1
73
Mi Hyang Lee (KOR)
+1
73
Karolin Lampert (GER) 
+1
73
Perrine Delacour (FRA) 
+1
73
Alice Hewson (ENG) 
+1
73
Lindsey Weaver (USA) 
+1
73
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
+1
73
Kristen Gillman (USA) 
+1
73
Emma Talley (USA)
+1
73
Matilda Castren (FIN) 
+1
73
Jessica Korda (USA) 
+1
73
Angel Yin (USA) 
+1
73
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
+1
73
Christine Wolf (AUT) 
+1
73
Haeji Kang (KOR) 
+1
73
Maha Haddioui (MAR) 
+1
73
Agathe Sauzon (FRA) 
+1
73
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
+1
73
Marissa Steen (USA)
+1
73
Whitney Hillier (AUS) 
+1
73
90
Aline Krauter (GER) (A)
+2
74
In Gee Chun (KOR)
+2
74
Ayaka Furue (JPN)
+2
74
Muni He (CHN)
+2
74
Lauren Walsh (IRL) (A)
+2
74
Azahara Munoz (ESP) 
+2
74
Laura Davies (ENG)
+2
74
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE) 
+2
74
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) 
+2
74
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
+2
74
100
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO) 
+3
75
Anne Van Dam (NED)
+3
75
Amy Yang (KOR) 
+3
75
Mel Reid (ENG)
+3
75
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 
+3
75
Jaye Marie Green (USA) 
+3
75
Ssu-Chia Cheng (TPE)
+3
75
Christina Kim (USA) 
+3
75
Gabriella Cowley (ENG) 
+3
75
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER) 
+3
75
Jasmine Suwannapura (THA)
+3
75
Jennifer Song (USA) 
+3
75
Erika Hara (JPN)
+3
75
Serena Aoki (JPN)
+3
75
Pornanong Phatlum (THA)
+3
75
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
+3
75
Felicity Johnson (ENG) 
+3
75
Cydney Clanton (USA) 
+3
75
118
Chloe Williams (WAL)
+4
76
So Yeon Ryu (KOR) 
+4
76
Danielle Kang (USA) 
+4
76
A Lim Kim (KOR) 
+4
76
Tsubasa Kajitani (JPN) (A)
+4
76
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
+4
76
Austin Ernst (USA) 
+4
76
Sung Hyun Park (KOR)
+4
76
Manon De Roey (BEL) 
+4
76
Prima Thammaraks (THA)
+4
76
128
Charley Hull (ENG)
+5
77
Pia Babnik (SLO) 
+5
77
Megan Khang (USA) 
+5
77
Ingrid Lindblad (SWE) (A)
+5
77
132
Luna Sobron Galmes (ESP)
+6
78
Amy Olson (USA) 
+6
78
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
+6
78
Giulia Molinaro (ITA) 
+6
78
Trichat Cheenglab (THA)
+6
78
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 
+6
78
Cloe Frankish (ENG) 
+6
78
Mo Martin (USA) 
+6
78
Cheyenne Knight (USA) 
+6
78
Nuria Iturrioz (ESP)
+6
78
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
+6
78
143
Lucie Malchirand (FRA)
+7
79
144
Kirsten Rudgeley (AUS) (A)
+14
86