Pelican Women's Championship R1

Leona Maguire takes lead in Florida

Pelican’s Championship 2021 R1
November 11-14
Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Florida
$1,750,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Ireland’s Leona Maguire opened with a bogey-free 8-under 62, setting a new course record, to take the opening lead of the Pelican Women’s Championship on Thursday.


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R1

This was the second-lowest score of her career on the LPGA following her 61 in the final round of the Amundi Evian Championship earlier this year. She has now opened with an under-par round for the thirteenth time in 18 stroke-play events this season.

“It was pretty stress-free. I played the par-3s really well and birdied all of them, which helped. It was just really, really solid. Hit a lot of greens, gave myself a lot of chances and rolled some nice putts.”


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R1

Defending champion Sei Young Kim of South Korea lies two shots back after a bogey-free 64.

“Well, no bogeys today, so I got a little bit of confidence from the no mistakes,” said Kim. “Hopefully I can keep it going through final round.”


Pelican’s Championship 2021 R1

Seven players are tied in third place at 5-under including Lexi Thompson who was playing with Maguire and Kim and was equally bogey-free.

“I definitely felt good with my putter. I was playing aggressive and going for the few pins that I could,” said Thompson. “There are a few longer holes, but at the same time there are a lot of shorter holes as well, so taking advantage of those and getting pars on the harder ones is key.”


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Pelican’s Championship 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Leona Maguire
-8
62
2
Sei Young Kim
-6
64
T3
Lauren Coughlin
-5
65
T3
Christina Kim
-5
65
T3
Danielle Kang
-5
65
T3
Nelly Korda
-5
65
T3
Lexi Thompson
-5
65
T3
Nasa Hataoka
-5
65
T3
Jennifer Kupcho
-5
65
T10
Yu Liu
-4
66
T10
Esther Henseleit
-4
66
T10
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
66
T10
Gaby Lopez
-4
66
T14
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-3
67
T14
Pornanong Phatlum
-3
67
T14
Aditi Ashok
-3
67
T14
Lydia Ko
-3
67
T14
Maria Fassi
-3
67
T14
Jessica Korda
-3
67
T14
Matilda Castren
-3
67
T14
Brooke M. Henderson
-3
67
T14
Brittany Altomare
-3
67
T23
Caroline Inglis
-2
68
T23
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-2
68
T23
Lauren Stephenson
-2
68
T23
Yuka Saso
-2
68
T23
Jin Young Ko
-2
68
T23
Brittany Lincicome
-2
68
T23
Celine Boutier
-2
68
T23
Ally Ewing
-2
68
T23
Marina Alex
-2
68
T23
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
68
T23
A Lim Kim
-2
68
T23
Patty Tavatanakit
-2
68
T23
Jeongeun Lee6
-2
68
T23
Su Oh
-2
68
T23
Annie Park
-2
68
T38
Ryann O’Toole
-1
69
T38
Madelene Sagstrom
-1
69
T38
Lizette Salas
-1
69
T38
Caroline Masson
-1
69
T38
Amy Olson
-1
69
T38
Marissa Steen
-1
69
T38
Albane Valenzuela
-1
69
T38
Jillian Hollis
-1
69
T38
Nicole Broch Estrup
-1
69
T38
Mi Hyang Lee
-1
69
T38
Wichanee Meechai
-1
69
T38
Ariya Jutanugarn
-1
69
T38
Jaye Marie Green
-1
69
T51
Tiffany Chan
Par
70
T51
Isi Gabsa
Par
70
T51
Perrine Delacour
Par
70
T51
Megan Khang
Par
70
T51
Cheyenne Knight
Par
70
T51
Angela Stanford
Par
70
T51
Jennifer Song
Par
70
T51
Xiyu Lin
Par
70
T51
Stephanie Meadow
Par
70
T51
Alena Sharp
Par
70
T51
Emma Talley
Par
70
T51
Austin Ernst
Par
70
T51
Katherine Kirk
Par
70
T51
Giulia Molinaro
Par
70
T65
Sarah Kemp
+1
71
T65
Stacy Lewis
+1
71
T65
Sophia Popov
+1
71
T65
Amy Yang
+1
71
T65
Angel Yin
+1
71
T65
Kristen Gillman
+1
71
T65
Ashleigh Buhai
+1
71
T65
Mina Harigae
+1
71
T65
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+1
71
T65
Eun-Hee Ji
+1
71
T65
Yealimi Noh
+1
71
T65
Paula Reto
+1
71
T77
Maria Fernanda Torres
+2
72
T77
Linnea Strom
+2
72
T77
Pernilla Lindberg
+2
72
T77
Cristie Kerr
+2
72
T77
Jasmine Suwannapura
+2
72
T77
Ana Belac
+2
72
T77
Lindy Duncan
+2
72
T77
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
+2
72
T77
Sarah Schmelzel
+2
72
T86
So Yeon Ryu
+3
73
T86
Cydney Clanton
+3
73
T86
Daniela Darquea
+3
73
T86
Esther Lee
+3
73
T86
Sarah Jane Smith
+3
73
T86
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
+3
73
T86
Elizabeth Szokol
+3
73
T93
Mariajo Uribe
+4
74
T93
In Gee Chun
+4
74
T93
Mirim Lee
+4
74
T93
Jenny Coleman
+4
74
T93
Azahara Munoz
+4
74
T98
Mel Reid
+5
75
T98
Anne van Dam
+5
75
T98
Tiffany Joh
+5
75
T101
Jing Yan
+6
76
T101
Chella Choi
+6
76
T101
Maisie Filler (a)
+6
76
T101
Haeji Kang
+6
76
T105
Benyapa Niphatsophon
+7
77
T105
Destiny Lawson
+7
77
107
Gerina Piller
+8
78
W/D
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