Ally Ewing takes opening lead at Walton Heath

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AIG Women’s Open R1
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American Ally Ewing leads an international leaderboard after day one of the AIG Women’s Open at a glorious Walton Heath.

The 30-year-old posted a four-under-par 68 in the late evening sun to move a shot clear of a pack of five players at the renowned Surrey venue.

“Obviously it’s exciting to get in with a good first round but it’s a long way to go until Sunday. It's great to put a good first round together but in major championship golf you can never really lose focus. So I'll get some food and get a good night's sleep and come back and take on the next day. Getting around in four-under, regardless of the conditions, I'm very happy.”

Ewing, chasing her first major title, posted five birdies in an up-and-down round before highlighting her day with an eagle at the par-5 16th. A three-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Ewing’s best finish in the AIG Women’s Open is a tie for 16th in 2017 and she impressed in the idyllic conditions over the heathland to claim the early advantage among the 144-player field.

Amy Yang and Jeongeun Lee6, both from Korea, Thailand’s Jaravee Boonchant, Perrine Delacour from France and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen all posted three-under-par rounds of 69.

Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and Mexico’s Gaby Lopez are among a large group at two-under-par, while Charley Hull leads English hopes after her opening 71 which also included an eagle at the 16th.

The defending champion, Ashleigh Buhai from South Africa, signed for a two-over-par 74, the same mark as England’s Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier, as the French player chases a third straight win.

Another Englishwoman, Mel Reid, struck the opening tee shot at 6.30am and went on to post a level par round of 72.

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Ally Ewing (USA)-468
2Jeongeun Lee6 (KOR)-369
2Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)-369
2Perrine Delacour (FRA)-369
2Jaravee Boonchant (THA)-369
2Amy Yang (KOR)-369
7Carlota Ciganda (ESP)-270
7Gaby Lopez (MEX)-270
7Nasa Hataoka (JPN)-270
7Kokona Sakurai (JPN)-270
7Morgane Metraux (SUI)-270
7Yu Liu (CHN)-270
7Allisen Corpuz (USA)-270
7Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR)-270
7In Gee Chun (KOR)-270
7Megan Khang (USA)-270
7Minami Katsu (JPN)-270
7Lala Anai (JPN)-270
19Alison Lee (USA)-171
19Yan Liu (CHN)-171
19Charley Hull (ENG)-171
19Chisato Iwai (JPN)-171
19Jenny Shin (KOR)-171
19Klara Davidson Spilkova (CZE)-171
19Sarah Kemp (AUS)-171
19Caroline Hedwall (SWE)-171
19Grace Kim (AUS)-171
19Stephanie Meadow (NIR)-171
19Miyu Yamashita (JPN)-171
19Andrea Lee (USA)-171
19Yuna Nishimura (JPN)-171
19Albane Valenzuela (SUI)-171
33Mel Reid (ENG)Par72
33Aditi Ashok (IND)Par72
33Ruoning Yin (CHN)Par72
33A Lim Kim (KOR)Par72
33Minjee Lee (AUS)Par72
33Danielle Kang (USA)Par72
33Anna Nordqvist (SWE)Par72
33Leona Maguire (IRL)Par72
33Stacy Lewis (USA)Par72
33Ayaka Furue (JPN)Par72
33Hae Ran Ryu (KOR)Par72
33Manon De Roey (BEL)Par72
33Ryann O'Toole (USA)Par72
33Eun-Hee Ji (KOR)Par72
33Angel Yin (USA)Par72
33Maja Stark (SWE)Par72
33Xi Yu Lin (CHN)Par72
33Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)Par72
33Lilia Vu (USA)Par72
33Rose Zhang (USA)Par72
33Hye-Jin Choi (KOR)Par72
33Haruka Kawasaki (JPN)Par72
33Esther Henseleit (GER)Par72
33Lindsey Weaver-Wright (USA)Par72
33Olivia Cowan (GER)Par72
33Lindy Duncan (USA)Par72
33Arpichaya Yubol (THA)Par72
60Charlotte Heath (ENG) (A)+173
60Marina Alex (USA)+173
60Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS)+173
60Valentina Rossi (ARG) (A)+173
60Jiyai Shin (KOR)+173
60Jin Young Ko (KOR)+173
60Nelly Korda (USA)+173
60Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)+173
60Cheyenne Knight (USA)+173
60Julia Lopez Ramirez (ESP) (A)+173
60Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)+173
60Ana Pelaez Trivino (ESP)+173
60Gina Kim (USA)+173
60Angela Stanford (USA)+173
60Linn Grant (SWE)+173
60Hannah Green (AUS)+173
60Narin An (KOR)+173
60Linnea Strom (SWE)+173
60Wei Ling Hsu (TPE)+173
60Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)+173
60Kelsey Bennett (AUS)+173
81Lauren Coughlin (USA)+274
81Cara Gainer (ENG)+274
81Savannah De Bock (BEL) (A)+274
81Yuka Saso (JPN)+274
81Lydia Ko (NZL)+274
81Elia Galitsky (THA) (A)+274
81In-Kyung Kim (KOR)+274
81Ayako Kimura (JPN)+274
81Yuri Yoshida (JPN)+274
81Trichat Cheenglab (THA)+274
81Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)+274
81Emma Grechi (FRA)+274
81Diksha Dagar (IND)+274
81Meghan MacLaren (ENG)+274
81Georgia Hall (ENG)+274
81Celine Boutier (FRA)+274
81Atthaya Thitikul (THA)+274
81Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)+274
81Mina Harigae (USA)+274
81Paula Reto (RSA)+274
81Pajaree Anannarukarn (THA)+274
81Celine Herbin (FRA)+274
103Daniela Darquea (ECU)+375
103Catriona Matthew (SCO)+375
103Liz Young (ENG)+375
103Akie Iwai (JPN)+375
103Hinako Shibuno (JPN)+375
103Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)+375
103Nuria Iturrioz (ESP)+375
103Mao Saigo (JPN)+375
103Kylie Henry (SCO)+375
103Brooke M Henderson (CAN)+375
103Nicole Broch Estrup (DEN)+375
114Moriya Jutanugarn (THA)+476
114Ingrid Lindblad (SWE) (A)+476
114Lisa Pettersson (SWE)+476
114Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)+476
114Bailey Tardy (USA)+476
114Lexi Thompson (USA)+476
114Saki Baba (JPN) (A)+476
114Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)+476
122Matilda Castren (FIN)+577
122Maddie Szeryk (CAN)+577
122Mi-Hyang Lee (KOR)+577
122Peiyun Chien (TPE)+577
122Alice Hewson (ENG)+577
122Pauline Roussin (FRA)+577
128Maria Fassi (MEX)+678
128Hayley Davis (ENG)+678
128Jennifer Kupcho (USA)+678
128Chiara Noja (GER)+678
128Ting-Hsuan Huang (TPE) (A)+678
128Tiia Koivisto (FIN)+678
134Patty Tavatanakit (THA)+779
134Sarah Schmelzel (USA)+779
134Chiara Horder (GER) (A)+779
134Lily May Humphreys (ENG)+779
134Sei Young Kim (KOR)+779
134Kristyna Napoleaova (CZE)+779
140Patricia Isabel Schmidt (GER)+880
140Carmen Alonso (ESP)+880
140Chloe Williams (WAL)+880
143Anna Foster (IRL) (A)+1587
144Laura Davies (ENG)RTDRTD
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