Cognizant Founders Cup R1

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Madelene Sagstrom takes opening lead
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May 13, 2022
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Founders Cup 2022 R1

May 12-15
Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, New Jersey
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom carded a 9-under 63 to take the first-round lead for the third time in her career on the LPGA Tour in the Cognizant Founders Cup.

The last time she held the lead or co-lead was at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open, where she finished in a tie for second.

Founders Cup 2022 R1

The 63, her first bogey-free round of the season, is her best first-round score on Tour beating her previous record by two shots.

“It was one of those days. Like everything was easy. It's like I was hitting the fairways, hitting the greens, and I was making all the putts. The hole just kept growing. I told my caddie, Shane, I was like, you know, everything feels like tap-ins today. It's one of those days. You just trying to hold on to momentum and just keep it going.

"Some of first few holes are quite tricky, so just trying to give myself a good chance. There was 90% of air on the tree on 3 too so that worked out well in my favor."

Founders Cup 2022 R1

American Megan Khang, who tied for third at the Palos Verdes Championship presented by Bank of America, tying her career-best finish on Tour, carded a bogey-free 64.

Sagstrom and Khang were two of only six players to record bogey-free scores on Thursday, with Khang carding eight birdies total. Her 64 ties her career-best 18 holes, which she last shot at the 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai.

“We're always tweaking everything, always can do better. Every golfer knows it's a perfectionist sport but a sport you can't be perfect at,” said Khang. “You got to try your best to get the least amount of mistakes.”

Founders Cup 2022 R1

Japan's Nasa Hataoka, making her fourth appearance in the Founders Cup, sits in solo third after a 7-under 65.

Italy's Giulia Molinaro, South Korea's Amy Yang, and Bianca Pagdanganan of the Phillippines are tied in fourth place at 6-under.

Founders Cup 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParTotal
1Madelene Sagstrom-963
2Megan Khang-864
3Nasa Hataoka-765
T4Bianca Pagdanganan-666
T4Giulia Molinaro-666
T4Amy Yang-666
T7Frida Kinhult-567
T7Minjee Lee-567
T7Lexi Thompson-567
T7Carlota Ciganda-567
T7Sanna Nuutinen-567
T7Ally Ewing-567
T7Ryann O'Toole-567
T14Gina Kim-468
T14Sei Young Kim-468
T14Pajaree Anannarukarn-468
T14Sung Hyun Park-468
T14Jiwon Jeon-468
T14Mariajo Uribe-468
T14Chella Choi-468
T14Sophia Popov-468
T22Yu-Sang Hou-369
T22Hye-Jin Choi-369
T22Leona Maguire-369
T22Lydia Ko-369
T22Na Yeon Choi-369
T22Jennifer Song-369
T22Jaye Marie Green-369
T22Weiwei Zhang-369
T22Cheyenne Knight-369
T22A Lim Kim-369
T22Jin Young Ko-369
T22Xiyu Janet Lin-369
T22Georgia Hall-369
T22Annie Park-369
T22Paula Reto-369
T37Savannah Vilaubi-270
T37Ruixin Liu-270
T37Brittany Altomare-270
T37Esther Henseleit-270
T37Mina Harigae-270
T37Katherine Kirk-270
T37Angel Yin-270
T37Anna Davis (a)-270
T37Jennifer Kupcho-270
T37Lilia Vu-270
T47Haylee Rae Harford-171
T47Lauren Hartlage-171
T47Sarah Jane Smith-171
T47Cydney Clanton-171
T47Amanda Doherty-171
T47Allison Emrey-171
T47Stephanie Meadow-171
T47Anna Nordqvist-171
T47Brittany Lincicome-171
T47Andrea Lee-171
T47Isi Gabsa-171
T47Jasmine Suwannapura-171
T47Kelly Tan-171
T47Mariah Stackhouse-171
T47Aditi Ashok-171
T47Maria Fassi-171
T47Atthaya Thitikul-171
T47Pauline Roussin-Bouchard-171
T47Alana Uriell-171
T66Peiyun ChienPar72
T66Fatima Fernandez CanoPar72
T66Caroline InglisPar72
T66Sarah KempPar72
T66Yaeeun HongPar72
T66Gerina MendozaPar72
T66Yealimi NohPar72
T66Nanna Koerstz MadsenPar72
T66Stacy LewisPar72
T66Robynn ReePar72
T66Lauren StephensonPar72
T66Albane ValenzuelaPar72
T66Haeji KangPar72
T66Muni HePar72
T66Lakareber AbePar72
T66Casey DanielsonPar72
T66Brooke MatthewsPar72
T66Katherine Perry-HamskiPar72
T66Jessica PengPar72
T66Alison LeePar72
T66Sarah SchmelzelPar72
T66Brittany LangPar72
T66Jodi Ewart ShadoffPar72
T66Eun-Hee JiPar72
T66Ayaka FuruePar72
T66Hee Young ParkPar72
T92Ana Belac+173
T92Linnea Johansson+173
T92Matilda Castren+173
T92Celine Boutier+173
T92Wei-Ling Hsu+173
T92Ashleigh Buhai+173
T92Sophia Schubert+173
T92Yu Liu+173
T92Maddie Szeryk+173
T92Dottie Ardina+173
T92Min Lee+173
T92Charlotte Thomas+173
T92Pernilla Lindberg+173
T92In Kyung Kim+173
T92Allisen Corpuz+173
T92So Yeon Ryu+173
T92Yuka Saso+173
T92Maude-Aimee Leblanc+173
T92Stephanie Kyriacou+173
T92Jenny Coleman+173
T92Agathe Laisne+173
T92Pornanong Phatlum+173
T92Mel Reid+173
T92Emma Talley+173
T116Lauren Kim+274
T116Lauren Coughlin+274
T116Na Rin An+274
T116In Gee Chun+274
T116Wichanee Meechai+274
T116Dewi Weber+274
T116Ruoning Yin+274
T116Liz Nagel+274
T116Marina Alex+274
T116Kaitlyn Papp+274
T116Dana Finkelstein+274
T116Christina Kim+274
T116Lindsey Weaver-Wright+274
T116Jeongeun Lee5+274
T116Caroline Masson+274
T131Vivian Hou+375
T131Rachel Rohanna+375
T131Marissa Steen+375
T131Gemma Dryburgh+375
T131Amy Olson+375
T131Jennifer Chang+375
T131Bronte Law+375
T131Jenny Shin+375
139Lizette Salas+476
T140Morgane Metraux+577
T140Janie Jackson+577
142Katie Yoo+678
143Youngin Chun+779
144Laura Davies+1082

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