Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational R1

Four-way tie for lead in Michigan

Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R1
July 14-17
Midland Country Club, Michigan
$2,300,000
Round 2, Round 3

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Four teams lead the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational at Midland Country Club at 5-under overall. Defending champions Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura (Team All In) were among three partnerships to record first-round 65s in the morning. Playing alternate shot, the two bounced back from a bogey at the 4th to card six birdies in the next fourteen holes before closing in prime position, including a 40-footer by Clanton from the fringe at the 16th.


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R1

“I made some long putts and Jasmine made some crucial pars on just the first two holes. My speed was a little off on the first two holes, which she just — she putted amazing,” said Clanton. “When the putter is hot and you’re in this format, it makes it a little bit easier.”

Lauren Stephenson and Jillian Hollis (Team Chicks with Sticks), along with Pajaree Anannarukarn and Aditi Ashok (The Spice Girls), posted bogey-free 65s to join Clanton and Suwannapura in the lead.


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R1

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda and sister Jessica (Team Jelly), were the lone team from the afternoon to reach the top spot. They started with two birdies in their opening three holes, then made four more as well as one unfortunate bogey at the 11th.

“Honestly, playing in this team event and playing alongside Jess I think made it a lot easier for it to be my first tournament as a world No. 1, but I just had a lot of fun. I was a little nervous on the first tee shot, but after that we just stuck to our plan and had fun,” said Nelly, who along with her sister will be representing Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics later this summer.


Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R1

Two teams are tied for fifth at 4-under: Wichanee Meechai and Pavarisa Yoktuan (World War 3), and Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda (Reidy to Fiesta). Meechai and Yoktuan were 5-under through their first nine holes, but struggled on the back-nine with a bogey at the 14th and eight pars. Ciganda credited her “200%” trust in Reid en route to their 66.

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“We have this chemistry that I don’t think many players have, and I think you can see some great names, great players out there, but I don’t know if they know each other that well or they have that chemistry and they can shoot higher scores, because even though you are a great player, if you miss a shot, you are not comfortable,” said Ciganda. “I think having that chemistry, feeling comfortable, even if you miss a shot, if you miss a putt, it’s what you need in this kind of format, especially in foursomes, and I think that’s what we have.”

Three teams round out the top 10 after opening 67s, including Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu (Team So Inbeelievable).

Patty Tavatanakit and Leona Maguire withdrew prior to the first round to make it 71 total teams competing in Midland.

Great Lakes Invitational 2021 R1

Pos.
Team
To Par
R1
1
KORDA, N. / KORDA, J.
-5
65
1
SUWANNAPURA, J. / CLANTON, C.
-5
65
1
ANANNARUKARN, / ASHOK, A.
-5
65
1
STEPHENSON, L. / HOLLIS, J.
-5
65
5
CIGANDA, C. / REID, M.
-4
66
5
MEECHAI, W. / YOKTUAN, P.
-4
66
7
RYU, S.Y. / PARK, I.
-3
67
7
JUTANUGARN, A. / JUTANUGARN, M.
-3
67
7
LEE6, JE. / HUR, M. J.
-3
67
10
KANG, D. / KO, L.
-2
68
10
LINCICOME, B. / LANG, B.
-2
68
10
MASSON, C. / ERNST, A.
-2
68
10
HERBIN, C. / ITURRIOZ, N.
-2
68
14
PARK, H.Y. / SONG, J.
-1
69
14
LEWIS, S. / FASSI, M.
-1
69
14
LEE, MJ. / SASO, Y.
-1
69
14
LAW, B. / SAGSTROM, M.
-1
69
14
THOMPSON, L. / HATAOKA, N.
-1
69
14
WEAVER, L. / LEE, A.
-1
69
14
TAN, K. / LOPEZ, L.
-1
69
14
INGLIS, C. / DO, B.
-1
69
14
SCHMELZEL, S. / PAGDANGANAN, B.
-1
69
14
STACKHOUSE, M. / WOODS, C.
-1
69
14
KIM, A LIM / NOH, Y.
-1
69
14
MARTIN, M. / HURST, V.
-1
69
14
KERR, C. / MEADOW, S.
-1
69
14
KNIGHT, C. / SZOKOL, E.
-1
69
14
RETO, P. / ARDINA, D.
-1
69
29
KHANG, M. / EWING, A.
0
70
29
O’TOOLE, R. / JACKSON, J.
0
70
29
SMITH, S.J. / LINDBERG, P.
0
70
29
SCHECHTER, M. / GONZALEZ ESCAL
0
70
29
YANG, A. / KANG, HJ.
0
70
34
KIM, H.J. / JI, E-H.
+1
71
34
STROM, L. / JOHANSSON, L.
+1
71
34
DARQUEA, D. / COUGHLIN, L.
+1
71
34
LEE, J.E. / CHOI, N.Y.
+1
71
34
STOELTING, J. / PERRY, K.
+1
71
34
COLEMAN, J. / DELACOUR, P.
+1
71
34
HENDERSON, B.M. / CHUN, I.G.
+1
71
34
POPOV, S. / VAN DAM, A.
+1
71
34
ALEX, M. / GREEN, J.M.
+1
71
34
MUANGKHUMSAKUL / PANNARAT, T.
+1
71
44
NAGEL, E. / GULBIS, N.
+2
72
44
LEE, AN. / KIM, L.
+2
72
44
RIDDERSTROM, L. / TAMULIS, K.
+2
72
44
SHARP, A. / KEMP, S.
+2
72
44
EWART SHADOFF, / TALLEY, E.
+2
72
44
MOLINARO, G. / HOLMQVIST, D.
+2
72
44
ALTOMARE, B. / YIN, A.
+2
72
44
KUPCHO, J. / HARIGAE, M.
+2
72
44
LOPEZ, G. / SOBRON, L.
+2
72
44
GILLMAN, K. / CHANG, J.
+2
72
54
LEE, ES. / KWAK, M.
+3
73
54
PARK, A. / KIM, KY.
+3
73
54
MCPHERSON, K. / DYE, K.
+3
73
54
LEE, M.H. / CHOI, C.
+3
73
54
CONCOLINO, J. / WALSHE, A.
+3
73
54
KIRK, K. / OLSON, A.
+3
73
60
AVERYHARDT, S. / UWADIA, A.
+4
74
60
SALAS, L. / BUHAI, A.
+4
74
60
MOORE, H. / URIELL, A.
+4
74
60
YAMAGUCHI, S. / SON, Y.
+4
74
60
TORRES, M. / STEEN, M.
+4
74
65
PHATLUM, P. / NIPHATSOPHON,
+5
75
66
CHAN, T. / HE, M.
+6
76
66
HSU, W. / LEE, M.
+6
76
66
LEE, JA. / DRYBURGH, G.
+6
76
69
BELAC, A. / BURNHAM, S.
+8
78
69
HARTLAGE, L. / LYNE, M.
+8
78
69
MICHAELS, S. / BUNCH, A.
+8
78
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