Pure Silk Championship - R1

Nordqvist, Song & Law tied for lead in Virginia

May 23-26
Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia
$1,300,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Bronte Law sits in a three-way tie for the lead after shooting a six-under 65 on the opening day of the Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg.


The Englishwoman, starting on the back nine, overcame the windy conditions to chip in an eagle on the par-five third and complete the first round without a single bogey.

Speaking after her round, the 24-year-old credited the eagle putt for getting her game going.

“It took me a while to make my first birdie,” she told LPGA website.

“I was playing steady and wasn’t hitting the ball as well as I would have hoped but I made some good par saves here and there from some long putts and then just started to find my groove a little bit.

“I made an eagle on the third hole, which was my back side, and from there kind of started to pick it up a little and started finding myself with a good score.


“There’s nothing more to it. On days like this when it’s windy, you’ve just got to keep grinding all day, and you take the chances when they come, and I did a pretty good job of that today.”

American Jennifer Song also enjoyed a blemish-free round for a share of the lead alongside Law and Anna Nordqvist , who recovered from a bogey on the third to pick up shots on the seventh, ninth and 10th holes before running off four straight birdies through holes 13 to 16.

Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh sits in the chasing pack alongside Brooke Henderson, Katherine Perry, Jacqui Concolino and Jasmine Suwannapura at five under, while defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn finished in joint 65th place after an even-par 71.

Quick Hits

Defending Pure Silk Championship winner Ariya Jutanugarn shot an opening-round 71 on Thursday.

The eight players tied for fourth or better represent six different countries: U.S., Sweden, England, Thailand, Scotland, Canada.

64 of the 144 players in the field fired rounds under par on Thursday at the Kingsmill Resort.

Read next

Harrington’s hellacious headache

19th Hole
By GT Editor

Louise Stahle was the last player to gain entry into the Pure Silk Championship when Sei Young Kim withdrew on Wednesday afternoon, and fired a 3-under 68 in the first round, her best round since carding a 68 at the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic.

The first reshuffle of the 2019 LPGA Tour season will happen after the conclusion of this week’s Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg. Category 8 on the LPGA Priority List will comprise of members in the Top 80 of the current year’s Money List with priority based on the order of the list. In addition, Members in categories 14 through 19 who have earned official money will be re-seeded into Category 13 and ranked in order of their position on the current year’s Money List through the Pure Silk Championship.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Anna Nordqvist
-6
65
T1
Bronte Law
-6
65
T1
Jennifer Song
-6
65
T4
Brooke M. Henderson
-5
66
T4
Katherine Perry
-5
66
T4
Jasmine Suwannapura
-5
66
T4
Jacqui Concolino
-5
66
T4
Gemma Dryburgh
-5
66
9
Angel Yin
-4
67
T10
Brittany Lincicome
-3
68
T10
Minjee Lee
-3
68
T10
Mi Hyang Lee
-3
68
T10
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
68
T10
Austin Ernst
-3
68
T10
Hee Young Park
-3
68
T10
Sakura Yokomine
-3
68
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
68
T10
Brittany Altomare
-3
68
T10
Mi Jung Hur
-3
68
T10
Jeongeun Lee6
-3
68
T10
Gaby Lopez
-3
68
T10
Charley Hull
-3
68
T10
Nasa Hataoka
-3
68
T10
Louise Stahle
-3
68
T10
Alison Lee
-3
68
T10
Giulia Molinaro
-3
68
T10
Suzuka Yamaguchi
-3
68
T10
Sandra Gal
-3
68
T29
Karine Icher
-2
69
T29
Dana Finkelstein
-2
69
T29
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
-2
69
T29
Haru Nomura
-2
69
T29
Jessica Korda
-2
69
T29
Brooke Pancake
-2
69
T29
Peiyun Chien
-2
69
T29
Beatriz Recari
-2
69
T29
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
69
T29
Nelly Korda
-2
69
T29
Stacy Lewis
-2
69
T29
Marina Alex
-2
69
T29
Jenny Shin
-2
69
T29
Carlota Ciganda
-2
69
T29
Dori Carter
-2
69
T29
Caroline Masson
-2
69
T45
Simin Feng
-1
70
T45
Jenny Haglund
-1
70
T45
Daniela Darquea
-1
70
T45
Haeji Kang
-1
70
T45
Gerina Piller
-1
70
T45
Na Yeon Choi
-1
70
T45
In Gee Chun
-1
70
T45
Katherine Kirk
-1
70
T45
Cristie Kerr
-1
70
T45
Megan Khang
-1
70
T45
Cheyenne Woods
-1
70
T45
Kendall Dye
-1
70
T45
Cheyenne Knight
-1
70
T45
Alana Uriell
-1
70
T45
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-1
70
T45
Mel Reid
-1
70
T45
Amy Olson
-1
70
T45
Hannah Green
-1
70
T45
Jane Park
-1
70
T45
Lindy Duncan
-1
70
T65
Lori Beth Adams
E
71
T65
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
E
71
T65
Lauren Kim
E
71
T65
Paula Creamer
E
71
T65
Yu Liu
E
71
T65
Azahara Munoz
E
71
T65
Kristen Gillman
E
71
T65
Sung Hyun Park
E
71
T65
Ariya Jutanugarn
E
71
T65
Brittany Lang
E
71
T65
Brianna Do
E
71
T65
Mina Harigae
E
71
T65
Moriya Jutanugarn
E
71
T65
Jin Young Ko
E
71
T65
Morgan Pressel
E
71
T65
Lexi Thompson
E
71
T65
Lauren Stephenson
E
71
T65
Pornanong Phatlum
E
71
T83
Becca Huffer
1
72
T83
Brittany Marchand
1
72
T83
Sophia Popov
1
72
T83
Clariss Guce
1
72
T83
Christina Kim
1
72
T83
Angela Stanford
1
72
T83
Xiyu Lin
1
72
T83
Ryann O’Toole
1
72
T83
Emma Talley
1
72
T83
Sarah Schmelzel
1
72
T83
Wichanee Meechai
1
72
T83
Tiffany Chan
1
72
T83
Maria Torres
1
72
T83
Sarah Burnham
1
72
T83
Youngin Chun
1
72
T83
Isi Gabsa
1
72
T83
Wei-Ling Hsu
1
72
T83
Pernilla Lindberg
1
72
T83
Ally McDonald
1
72
T83
Marissa Steen
1
72
T83
Linnea Strom
1
72
T104
Muni He
2
73
T104
Min Lee
2
73
T104
Lizette Salas
2
73
T104
Karrie Webb
2
73
T104
Jing Yan
2
73
T104
Louise Ridderstrom
2
73
T104
Robyn Choi
2
73
T104
Olafia Kristinsdottir
2
73
T104
Kristy McPherson
2
73
T104
Celine Boutier
2
73
T104
Georgia Hall
2
73
T104
Dottie Ardina
2
73
T104
Stephanie Meadow
2
73
T117
Mariajo Uribe
3
74
T117
Sandra Changkija
3
74
T117
Pajaree Anannarukarn
3
74
T117
Kris Tamulis
3
74
T117
Aditi Ashok
3
74
T122
Kim Kaufman
4
75
T122
Mariah Stackhouse
4
75
T122
Klara Spilkova
4
75
T122
Laura Davies
4
75
T122
Shanshan Feng
4
75
T122
Su Oh
4
75
T122
Ruixin Liu
4
75
T129
Nicole Broch Larsen
5
76
T129
Joanna Klatten
5
76
T129
Jaye Marie Green
5
76
T129
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
5
76
T129
P.K. Kongkraphan
5
76
T129
Danielle Kang
5
76
T135
Lilia Vu
6
77
T135
Dani Holmqvist
6
77
T135
Anne van Dam
6
77
T135
Tiffany Joh
6
77
T135
Stephanie Kono
6
77
T135
Charlotte Thomas
6
77
T135
Elizabeth Szokol
6
77
T142
Jackie Stoelting
7
78
T142
Celine Herbin
7
78
T142
Lee Lopez
7
78
Share this article