Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open R1

Michele Thomson takes opening lead

Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1
August 12-15
Dumbarnie Links, Fife, Scotland
$1,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1 - Michele Thomson takes opening lead
Credit: Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open

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Scotland’s Michele Thomson tops the leader board with an opening 65 after an eagle at the second hole set her round alight. Setting the women’s professional course record, she is bouncing back from a tough few months that saw her father have a heart attack while caddying for her in Finland – he has since recovered and was out on course watching her today.


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1

“It’s great, and it’s not far from home, either, and he’s not allowed to do unnecessary travel and it’s nice to have him here.”

Watched by her manager and former Open Champion, Paul Lawrie, an inspired Thomson said of her round: “I’m delighted with how I started. Obviously it was a bit of a shaky start with a bogey at the first but seven birdies and eagle, can’t ask for much more.

“It was nice to have his support, to have the support of a former Open Champion. Hopefully he can come back and I can shoot under par again!”


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1

Three players sit two shots back on five under, Dutch star, Anne Van Dam, 2021 US Open winner, Yuku Saso from the Philippines and Thailand’s rising star, Jasmine Suwannapura

“I’m happy to be back here in Scotland,” said Suwannapura. “A lot of good memories here, and a couple people just like, “Oh, Jasmine always play well here.” I’m like, you know, I don’t want to expect anything. Just have fun here. Like I said we got lucky with no wind this morning and being able to score 5-under, it’s totally a good day for me.”


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1

Race to Costa del Sol leader Atthaya Thitikul is tied in fifth place after signing for a 68. She started her round with a bogey on the par-4 2nd hole, before birdies on the 3rd, 7th and 9th put her back on track. 

Further birdies on 11, 13 and 15 saw the 18-year-old rise up the leaderboard to 5-under at the 17th before closing with a bogey.

“I started not really good on a couple holes but I thought it’s my irons and the momentum of the putting. Then I make a lot of putts, and then yeah, today I think overall it’s pretty good,” said Thitikul .

“I am 18 I’m here as a member of LET, and this tournament, this week, it’s amazing for us. It’s a strong field.”


Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1

Olivia Cowan and Becky Morgan are among the ten players sat on 4-under after Thursday’s action, as well as Scotland’s Kelsey MacDonald, who secured an impressive eagle at the par-5 15th during her bogey-free round. 

Mi Jung Hur , who won the TGWSO in 2019 by six strokes, is also tied for fifth. She finished the day bogey-free, making four birdies on her front nine then parring the rest of the way.

“Here’s only one thing: Just keep [the ball] low,” said Hur. “If it’s helping, you can keep it low, too, but especially in the hurting, you have to keep it low for sure. No. 15, the par-5 15, I had 86 meters to the flag and my ball was way too high. It came back 20 meters short, which wasn’t that good. So, you have to keep it low.”

The 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Lydia Ko is T24 at 2-under, while defending champion Stacy Lewis sits in a tie for 35th heading into the second round. Stephanie Meadow and Tonje Daffinrud withdrew during the first round, both due to injury.

Women’s Scottish Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Michele Thomson
-7
65
T2
Anne van Dam
-5
67
T2
Yuka Saso
-5
67
T2
Jasmine Suwannapura
-5
67
T5
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
64
T5
Yealimi Noh
-4
68
T5
Ryann O’Toole
-4
68
T5
Kelsey MacDonald
-4
68
T5
Mi Jung Hur
-4
68
T5
Lauren Stephenson
-4
68
T5
Atthaya Thitikul
-4
68
T5
Olivia Cowan
-4
68
T5
Sarah Schmelzel
-4
68
T5
Becky Morgan
-4
68
T15
Celine Herbin
-3
69
T15
Charley Hull
-3
69
T15
Ariya Jutanugarn
-3
69
T15
Patty Tavatanakit
-3
69
T15
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-3
69
T15
Bronte Law
-3
69
T15
Yu Liu
-3
69
T15
Marina Alex
-3
69
T15
Lydia Hall
-3
69
T24
Liz Young
-2
70
T24
Anna Nordqvist
-2
70
T24
Celine Boutier
-2
70
T24
Prima Thammaraks
-2
70
T24
Haeji Kang
-2
70
T24
Mi Hyang Lee
-2
70
T24
Caroline Masson
-2
70
T24
Lydia Ko
-2
70
T24
Laura Davies
-2
70
T24
Nuria Iturrioz
-2
70
T24
Cheyenne Knight
-2
70
T35
Ashleigh Buhai
-1
71
T35
Alice Hewson
-1
71
T35
A Lim Kim
-1
71
T35
Lizette Salas
-1
71
T35
Leona Maguire
-1
71
T35
Austin Ernst
-1
71
T35
Jing Yan
-1
71
T35
Caroline Inglis
-1
71
T35
Carmen Alonso
-1
71
T35
Brittany Altomare
-1
71
T35
Pia Babnik
-1
71
T35
Georgia Hall
-1
71
T35
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
71
T35
Sophia Popov
-1
71
T35
Stacy Lewis
-1
71
T35
Amy Yang
-1
71
T35
Chella Choi
-1
71
T35
Jennifer Song
-1
71
T35
Karolin Lampert
-1
71
T35
Pasqualle Coffa
-1
71
T55
Emma Talley
E
72
T55
Ssu-Chia Cheng
E
72
T55
Carly Booth
E
72
T55
In Gee Chun
E
72
T55
Carlota Ciganda
E
72
T55
Kylie Henry
E
72
T55
Whitney Hillier
E
72
T55
Perrine Delacour
E
72
T55
Paula Reto
E
72
T55
Pornanong Phatlum
E
72
T55
Eleanor Givens
E
72
T55
Johanna Gustavsson
E
72
T55
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
E
72
T55
Wichanee Meechai
E
72
T55
Madelene Sagstrom
E
72
T55
Amy Olson
E
72
T55
Sanna Nuutinen
E
72
T55
Gerina Piller
E
72
T55
Stacy Lee Bregman
E
72
T55
Anne-Lise Caudal
E
72
T55
Christina Kim
E
72
T55
Albane Valenzuela
E
72
T55
Cloe Frankish
E
72
T55
Katherine Kirk
E
72
T79
Linnea Strom
+1
73
T79
Lindsey Weaver
+1
73
T79
Tvesa Malik
+1
73
T79
Brittany Lincicome
+1
73
T79
Mel Reid
+1
73
T79
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+1
73
T79
Hannah Green
+1
73
T79
Marianne Skarpnord
+1
73
T79
Azahara Munoz
+1
73
T79
Ally Ewing
+1
73
T79
Stephanie Kyriacou
+1
73
T79
Giulia Molinaro
+1
73
T79
Elizabeth Szokol
+1
73
T79
Su Oh
+1
73
T79
Emma Nilsson
+1
73
T79
Manon De Roey
+1
73
T79
Marissa Steen
+1
73
T79
Gemma Dryburgh
+1
73
T79
Chloe Williams
+1
73
T79
Lindy Duncan
+1
73
T79
Harang Lee
+1
73
T79
Nicole Broch Larsen
+1
73
T79
Gaby Lopez
+1
73
T79
Jenny Shin
+1
73
T79
Magdalena Simmermacher
+1
73
T104
Linda Wessberg
+2
74
T104
Alison Muirhead
+2
74
T104
Trichat Cheenglab
+2
74
T104
Leonie Harm
+2
74
T104
Ursula Wikstrom
+2
74
T104
Moriya Jutanugarn
+2
74
T104
Minjee Lee
+2
74
T111
Lina Boqvist
+3
75
T111
Dana Finkelstein
+3
75
T111
Alison Lee
+3
75
T111
Cydney Clanton
+3
75
T111
Esther Henseleit
+3
75
T111
Maria Hernandez
+3
75
T111
Noemi Jimenez Martin
+3
75
T111
Jenny Coleman
+3
75
T111
Laura Fuenfstueck
+3
75
T120
Agathe Sauzon
+4
76
T120
Camille Chevalier
+4
76
T120
Emma Grechi
+4
76
T120
Katja Pogacar
+4
76
T120
Annabel Dimmock
+4
76
T120
Amy Boulden
+4
76
T120
Lee-Anne Pace
+4
76
T120
Hannah Burke
+4
76
T120
Ana Belac
+4
76
T129
Lucie Malchirand
+5
77
T129
Christine Wolf
+5
77
T129
Tiia Koivisto
+5
77
T129
Felicity Johnson
+5
77
T129
Aditi Ashok
+5
77
T134
Jenny Haglund
+6
78
T134
Chanettee Wannasaen
+6
78
T134
Gabriella Cowley
+6
78
T134
Jennifer Chang
+6
78
T134
Jaye Marie Green
+6
78
T134
Sarah Kemp
+6
78
140
Luna Sobron Galmes
+7
79
T141
Beth Allen
+9
81
T141
Nicole Garcia
+9
81
WD
Tonje Daffinrud  
WD
Stephanie Meadow