Cambia Portland Classic R1

Three-way tie for lead in Portland

Portland Classic 2021 R1
September 16-19
The Oregon Golf Club, West Linn, Oregon
$1,400,000
Round 2, Round 3

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Three players shot to the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Cambia Portland Classic. Fresh from playing for the victorious European team at the Solheim Cup two weeks ago, Spain’s Carlota Ciganda shot an opening-round 68 to join Pajaree Anannarukarn and Gemma Dryburgh for the lead at Oregon Golf Club, playing in the first non-major LPGA Tour event since the first week in August.


Portland Classic 2021 R1

Ciganda’s 68 tied the best opening round of her eight appearances in Portland and featured seven birdies, one bogey and one double bogey. She admitted to still feeling fatigued from the week in Toledo, but after a week of rest at home in Phoenix, she was ready to get back on the course.

“I only played here on Tuesday, no Pro-Am, so I think it was nice to have the day off yesterday as well. No golf on the course,” said Ciganda, who is winless since taking two victories in 2016. “I feel good. Trying to take that momentum from the Solheim and have that here, hit good shots, and try my best.”


Portland Classic 2021 R1

Before Thursday Dryburgh had not hit a ball in competition in three weeks, last teeing it up at the AIG Women’s Open. Buoyed by a hole out for eagle on No. 7, the Scottish player holds a first-round lead for the second time this season following the ISPS Handa World Invitational in August.

“Just hit a little gap wedge. Hit it pretty perfect,” said Dryburgh. “Actually I thought it was going long when I saw it on the green, but it just landed perfectly just short of the pin and rolled right in like a little putt, so it was perfect.”


Portland Classic 2021 R1

While Dryburgh was the first-round leader in Northern Ireland, it was Anannarukarn who ultimately took the win. She again finds herself in contention in a chilly climate, battling through a blustery afternoon with five birdies and one bogey on Thursday.

“I definitely learned a lot from today. I miss some fairways out there. I try to probably be more focused and concentrate on my tee shots,” said Anannarukarn. “Hopefully will hit some better drive tomorrow and give myself some really good opportunities out there.”


Portland Classic 2021 R1

Six players are tied for fourth at 3-under, including Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jin Young Ko, who is playing for the first time since representing Korea at the Olympics in August. Two-time Cambia Portland Classic winner Brooke Henderson is one of five players tied for 10th at 2-under, a group that includes 57-year-old Laura Davies.

It’s been a common refrain that thanks to the hilly terrain at Oregon Golf Club, players don’t need any leg workouts this week. Players, caddies and volunteers are huffing and puffing around these 18 holes, with the ups and downs only heightened by the weight of a golf bag.


Portland Classic 2021 R1

So Laura Davies score is made more impressive by the additional challenges she faced to get there.

“I must admit in the practice the other day I found it really exhausting, but when you’re playing and trying to hit good shots, you don’t really notice the hills,” said Davies. “Maybe if you’re not playing so well you notice the hills, but today because I was hitting it good, it was just a lovely even keel and pace of play was really good.”


Portland Classic 2021 R1

Davies was joined on Thursday by long-time Tour player Trish Johnson, but as a caddie rather than in her usual player capacity. With a rare off-week from her own playing and broadcasting careers, Johnson agreed to loop for her fellow Englishwoman well before the competition moved to the hilly OGC.

“Maybe if we had known she might not have come because she has got tournaments to play herself,” said Davies with a laugh. “I keep saying, Don’t do yourself any damage. If her back is starting to feel tender she might have to give it up, but she’s as stubborn as I am. She’ll still be here at the end.”

Portland Classic 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-4
68
T1
Gemma Dryburgh
-4
68
T1
Carlota Ciganda
-4
68
T4
Perrine Delacour
-3
69
T4
Jin Young Ko
-3
69
T4
Mi Jung Hur
-3
69
T4
Su Oh
-3
69
T4
Jenny Shin
-3
69
T4
Paula Reto
-3
69
T10
Jeongeun Lee6
-2
70
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-2
70
T10
Sung Hyun Park
-2
70
T10
Brooke M. Henderson
-2
70
T10
Laura Davies
-2
70
T15
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-1
71
T15
Jaye Marie Green
-1
71
T15
Esther Lee
-1
71
T15
Yealimi Noh
-1
71
T15
Hee Young Park
-1
71
T15
Angel Yin
-1
71
T15
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
71
T15
Jennifer Chang
-1
71
T15
Min Seo Kwak
-1
71
T15
Nasa Hataoka
-1
71
T15
Emma Talley
-1
71
T15
Haley Moore
-1
71
T15
Alena Sharp
-1
71
T28
Lee Lopez
E
72
T28
Suzuka Yamaguchi
E
72
T28
Anne van Dam
E
72
T28
Esther Henseleit
E
72
T28
Albane Valenzuela
E
72
T28
Dani Holmqvist
E
72
T28
Kelly Tan
E
72
T28
Jennifer Song
E
72
T28
Cindy LaCrosse
E
72
T28
Lauren Coughlin
E
72
T28
Andrea Lee
E
72
T28
Cydney Clanton
E
72
T28
Jenny Coleman
E
72
T28
Sydnee Michaels
E
72
T42
Olivia Mehaffey
+1
73
T42
Ana Belac
+1
73
T42
Jeongeun Lee
+1
73
T42
Lauren Stephenson
+1
73
T42
Wei-Ling Hsu
+1
73
T42
Linnea Strom
+1
73
T42
Kristen Gillman
+1
73
T42
Azahara Munoz
+1
73
T42
Vicky Hurst
+1
73
T42
Jennifer Kupcho
+1
73
T42
Hannah Green
+1
73
T42
Stacy Lewis
+1
73
T42
Wichanee Meechai
+1
73
T42
Pornanong Phatlum
+1
73
T56
Ryann O’Toole
+2
74
T56
A Lim Kim
+2
74
T56
Louise Ridderstrom
+2
74
T56
Bianca Pagdanganan
+2
74
T56
Alana Uriell
+2
74
T56
Katherine Perry-Hamski
+2
74
T56
Caroline Inglis
+2
74
T63
Daniela Darquea
+3
75
T63
Lindy Duncan
+3
75
T63
Stephanie Meadow
+3
75
T63
Bronte Law
+3
75
T63
Min Lee
+3
75
T63
Marissa Steen
+3
75
T63
Klara Spilkova
+3
75
T63
Kris Tamulis
+3
75
T63
Brittany Lang
+3
75
T63
Katherine Kirk
+3
75
T63
Mina Harigae
+3
75
T63
Elizabeth Szokol
+3
75
T63
Dottie Ardina
+3
75
T63
Sarah Burnham
+3
75
T63
Kristy McPherson
+3
75
T78
Jaravee Boonchant
+4
76
T78
Gabriela Ruffels
+4
76
T78
Lee Ann Walker
+4
76
T78
Ilhee Lee
+4
76
T78
Maria Fernanda Torres
+4
76
T78
Pernilla Lindberg
+4
76
T78
Patty Tavatanakit
+4
76
T78
Moriya Jutanugarn
+4
76
T78
Maria Fassi
+4
76
T78
Jackie Stoelting
+4
76
T78
Mind Muangkhumsakul
+4
76
T78
Lauren Kim
+4
76
T78
Luna Sobron Galmes
+4
76
T78
Amy Olson
+4
76
T78
Jasmine Suwannapura
+4
76
T78
Austin Ernst
+4
76
T78
Jing Yan
+4
76
T78
Sarah Jane Smith
+4
76
T96
Aditi Ashok
+5
77
T96
Cheyenne Knight
+5
77
T96
Nuria Iturrioz
+5
77
T96
Na Yeon Choi
+5
77
T96
Marina Alex
+5
77
T96
Dana Finkelstein
+5
77
T96
Haeji Kang
+5
77
T103
Maia Schechter
+6
78
T103
Ellie Slama (a)
+6
78
T103
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
+6
78
T103
Eun-Hee Ji
+6
78
T103
Mirim Lee
+6
78
T103
Mi Hyang Lee
+6
78
T103
Ashli Bunch
+6
78
T103
Alyaa Abdulghany
+6
78
T103
Cheyenne Woods
+6
78
T103
Brittany Altomare
+6
78
T103
Giulia Molinaro
+6
78
T103
Mo Martin
+6
78
T115
Tiffany Chan
+7
79
T115
Chella Choi
+7
79
T115
Maggie Simons
+7
79
T115
Alison Walshe
+7
79
T115
Kyung Kim
+7
79
T115
Christina Kim
+7
79
T115
Jillian Hollis
+7
79
122
Benyapa Niphatsophon
+8
80
T123
Muni He
+9
81
T123
Pavarisa Yoktuan
+9
81
T123
Ariya Jutanugarn
+9
81
T126
Brianna Do
+10
82
T126
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
+10
82
T128
Mariah Stackhouse
+11
83
T128
Tze-Han (Heather) Lin (a)
+11
83
T128
Kendall Dye
+11
83
131
Yujeong Son
+13
85
Lindsey Weaver
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