AIG Women’s Open R1

Hinako Shibuno takes opening lead at Muirfield

Women’s Open 2022 R1

August 04-07
Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Hinako Shibuno, the 2019 champion, carded a 6-under 65 in the opening round of the 2022 AIG Women’s Open, being held for the first time at Muirfield.

Women’s Open 2022 R1

“It has been a long time since I’ve played this well, especially putting,” said the Japanese player, now a rookie on the LPGA Tour after playing on the JLPGA Tour for three years. “Honestly it was a little frightening.”

Women’s Open 2022 R1

Shibuno tied for the second-lowest opening round in the event’s history, one shot better than her first-round performance in 2019 at Woburn. She was proud of how she adapted her game to play on a links course.

“Two years ago, when we were playing at Royal Troon, the wind completely over took my shots. I wasn’t thinking about how to use this to my advantage. However, this tournament I could adapt my style to the elements. I imagined my swing. If the wind was coming from the right, I could play by feel how far from the pin I needed to aim for.”

Women’s Open 2022 R1

American Jessica Korda lies in second place after carding a 66, just the second round in the 60s of her eleven starts in the event and her lowest 18 holes since a second-round 65 at the 2021 DIO Implant LA Open.

“There’s so much going on on the golf course with the crosswinds, trying to figure out where you want to land the ball,” said Korda. “It’s nice, at the end I looked at the leaderboard but to be honest I was zoned in to what was going on. You have to stay on it here at all times.”

Mexico’s Gaby Lopez and Scotland’s Louise Duncan, who tied for 10th as an amateur in 2021 and turned professional two weeks ago, are tied for third at 4-under.

Five players – including 2022 major champions In Gee Chun and Minjee Lee – are tied for fifth at 3-under.

Women’s Open 2022 R1

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