KPMG Women’s PGA Championship R1

Lizette Salas takes 1-shot lead in Georgia

Women’s PGA 2021 R1
June 24-27
Highlands Course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Georgia
$4,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Lizette Salas got off to a good start on Thursday, firing a 5-under 67 to take the lead of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.


Women’s PGA 2021 R1

Salas missed only two fairways, made five birdies, went bogey-free and only used her putter 26 times.

“It was definitely not easy. We started with pretty wet conditions this morning, but the greens are rolling extremely pure. I had a really good warmup. I was really confident coming into this week, and I think my game really suits this golf course and kept it boring.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R1

Salas, who represented the U.S. in the last four Solheim Cups, is currently 19th on the points list with the top seven getting an automatic spot. A win this week could help put her on the short list for one of the three wild card picks by captain Pat Hurst.

“I know these courses are tough,” she said. “I believe that I could play well in these big events and contend, and I think that’s more so the shift in everything is that self-confidence, and I’m not afraid to be out here anymore. It’s fun. John’s been doing a great job,” she said of returning caddie John Killeen.


Women’s PGA 2021 R1

One shot behind at 4-under, Charley Hull made six birdies and two bogeys.

“I feel like I’m in a good head space at the minute, just out there having fun. I’m going home Monday, so I can’t wait to see my friends and family. I’ve been suffering a little bit with like being out there, being away from my family for so long.”


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Women’s PGA 2021 R1

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Women’s PGA 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Lizette Salas
-5
67
2
Charley Hull
-4
68
T3
Austin Ernst
-3
69
T3
Dani Holmqvist
-3
69
T3
Jessica Korda
-3
69
T3
Jeongeun Lee6
-3
69
T3
Xiyu Lin
-3
69
T3
Yealimi Noh
-3
69
T3
Alena Sharp
-3
69
T10
Dottie Ardina
-2
70
T10
Chella Choi
-2
70
T10
In Gee Chun
-2
70
T10
Cydney Clanton
-2
70
T10
Maria Fassi
-2
70
T10
Mina Harigae
-2
70
T10
Ariya Jutanugarn
-2
70
T10
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-2
70
T10
Nelly Korda
-2
70
T10
Giulia Molinaro
-2
70
T10
Gerina Piller
-2
70
T10
Madelene Sagstrom
-2
70
T10
Patty Tavatanakit
-2
70
T23
Esther Henseleit
-1
71
T23
Hyo Joo Kim
-1
71
T23
Caroline Masson
-1
71
T23
Anna Nordqvist
-1
71
T23
Ryann O’Toole
-1
71
T23
Inbee Park
-1
71
T29
Marina Alex
E
72
T29
Sandra Changkija
E
72
T29
Hannah Green
E
72
T29
Lydia Ko
E
72
T29
Brittany Lincicome
E
72
T29
Yu Liu
E
72
T29
Leona Maguire
E
72
T29
So Yeon Ryu
E
72
T29
Angela Stanford
E
72
T29
Amy Yang
E
72
T39
Brittany Altomare
1
73
T39
Aditi Ashok
1
73
T39
Celine Boutier
1
73
T39
Sarah Burnham
1
73
T39
Jennifer Chang
1
73
T39
Lindy Duncan
1
73
T39
Ally Ewing
1
73
T39
Jaye Marie Green
1
73
T39
Caroline Inglis
1
73
T39
Danielle Kang
1
73
T39
Megan Khang
1
73
T39
Lauren Kim
1
73
T39
Minjee Lee
1
73
T39
Jeongeun Lee
1
73
T39
Wichanee Meechai
1
73
T39
Azahara Munoz
1
73
T39
Su Oh
1
73
T39
Hee Young Park
1
73
T39
Pornanong Phatlum
1
73
T39
Sophia Popov
1
73
T39
Yuka Saso
1
73
T39
Lexi Thompson
1
73
T39
Albane Valenzuela
1
73
T39
Lindsey Weaver
1
73
T63
Pajaree Anannarukarn
2
74
T63
Shanshan Feng
2
74
T63
Brooke M. Henderson
2
74
T63
Eun-Hee Ji
2
74
T63
Brittany Lang
2
74
T63
Alison Lee
2
74
T63
Mel Reid
2
74
T63
Paula Reto
2
74
T63
Alisa Rodriguez
2
74
T63
Klara Spilkova
2
74
T63
Mariah Stackhouse
2
74
T63
Maria Torres
2
74
Projected Cut: ( +2 )
T75
Matilda Castren
3
75
T75
Lauren Coughlin
3
75
T75
Dana Finkelstein
3
75
T75
Georgia Hall
3
75
T75
Nasa Hataoka
3
75
T75
Wei-Ling Hsu
3
75
T75
Christina Kim
3
75
T75
Cheyenne Knight
3
75
T75
Jin Young Ko
3
75
T75
Min Seo Kwak
3
75
T75
Mirim Lee
3
75
T75
Andrea Lee
3
75
T75
Pernilla Lindberg
3
75
T75
Gaby Lopez
3
75
T75
Sarah Schmelzel
3
75
T75
Luna Sobron Galmes
3
75
T75
Jennifer Song
3
75
T75
Marissa Steen
3
75
T93
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth
4
76
T93
Perrine Delacour
4
76
T93
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
4
76
T93
Kristen Gillman
4
76
T93
Janie Jackson
4
76
T93
Moriya Jutanugarn
4
76
T93
In Kyung Kim
4
76
T93
Sei Young Kim
4
76
T93
Stacy Lewis
4
76
T93
Ruixin Liu
4
76
T93
Mo Martin
4
76
T93
Bianca Pagdanganan
4
76
T93
Sung Hyun Park
4
76
T93
Gabriela Ruffels
4
76
T93
Hinako Shibuno
4
76
T93
Elizabeth Szokol
4
76
T93
Ayako Uehara
4
76
T110
Ashleigh Buhai
5
77
T110
Joanna Coe
5
77
T110
Laura Davies
5
77
T110
Brianna Do
5
77
T110
A Lim Kim
5
77
T110
Jennifer Kupcho
5
77
T110
Esther Lee
5
77
T110
Lauren Stephenson
5
77
T110
Linnea Strom
5
77
T110
Jasmine Suwannapura
5
77
T110
Michelle Wie West
5
77
T110
Jing Yan
5
77
T110
Anne van Dam
5
77
T123
Ssu-Chia Cheng
6
78
T123
Celine Herbin
6
78
T123
Jiwon Jeon
6
78
T123
Sarah Kemp
6
78
T123
Cristie Kerr
6
78
T123
Katherine Kirk
6
78
T123
Allie Knight
6
78
T123
Bronte Law
6
78
T123
Kristy McPherson
6
78
T123
Stephanie Meadow
6
78
T123
Amy Olson
6
78
T123
Annie Park
6
78
T123
Emily Kristine Pedersen
6
78
T123
Kelly Tan
6
78
T123
Yani Tseng
6
78
T138
Carlota Ciganda
7
79
T138
Jenny Coleman
7
79
T138
Moira Dunn-Bohls
7
79
T138
Mi Jung Hur
7
79
T138
Haeji Kang
7
79
T138
Min Lee
7
79
T138
Haley Moore
7
79
T138
Angel Yin
7
79
T146
Ana Belac
8
80
T146
Nicole Broch Larsen
8
80
T146
Na Yeon Choi
8
80
T146
Caroline Hedwall
8
80
T146
Mi Hyang Lee
8
80
T151
Samantha Morrell
9
81
T151
Jane Park
9
81
T151
Jenny Shin
9
81
154
Muni He
10
82
155
Tiffany Chan
12
84
156
Ashley Grier
15
87