U.S. Women’s Open R1

Amy Olson takes opening lead

December 10-13
Cypress Creek & Jackrabbit courses
Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas
$5,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4




Amy Olson did not get the best start with a bogey on her second hole at the 11th (Cypress Creek) but got back under par with a hole-in-one on the 16th hole, from 139 yards with an 8-iron, and made three birdies to close her round with a 4-under 67 taking a one-shot lead in the U.S. Women’s Open.


Olson, yet to win in seven years on the LPGA Tour, was one of eleven players who broke 70 on Thursday. This was her second ace in competition and her fifth overall.

“The pin was tucked. It was just more on the right side of the green with the wind kind of coming from the right. I hit a fade to try to hold the wind, and it landed two paces short of the flag, had some good spin on it and just trickled in. We saw the whole thing, which was fun.”



Moriya Jutanugarn, playing on the Jackrabbit course, went bogey-free for a 68 to tie for second alongside former Women’s British Open champion Hinako Shibuno (Cypress Creek) and A Lim Kim (Jackrabbit).

Sophia Popov, who has had a surprising year, contracting Covid-19 then earning a spot at and winning the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon, is among a group of seven players tied in fifth place at two under.


KLPGA Tour player Yu Jin Sung aced the fourth hole, from 169 yards with a 5-iron but also made five bogeys and a double bogey to close with a 76 and tie for 108th.

This is the first time since 2016 at CordeValle that the U.S. Women’s Open has seen at least two aces in a single year.



Tee times for Friday’s second round will be moved to 8 a.m. CST from their original starting time of 9:20 a.m. due to anticipated inclement weather. Play in the second round will still begin on the first and 10th tees at the Cypress Creek Course and the Jackrabbit Course.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Amy Olson
-4
67
T2
Moriya Jutanugarn
-3
68
T2
A Lim Kim
-3
68
T2
Hinako Shibuno
-3
68
T5
Linn Grant (a)
-2
69
T5
Charley Hull
-2
69
T5
Gerina Piller
-2
69
T5
Sophia Popov
-2
69
T5
Yuka Saso (a)
-2
69
T5
Linnea Strom
-2
69
T5
Patty Tavatanakit
-2
69
T12
Hye Jin Choi (a)
-1
70
T12
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
70
T12
Amelia Garvey (a)
-1
70
T12
Mina Harigae
-1
70
T12
Ariya Jutanugarn
-1
70
T12
Megan Khang
-1
70
T12
Jennifer Kupcho
-1
70
T12
Brittany Lincicome
-1
70
T12
Sung Hyun Park
-1
70
T12
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (a)
-1
70
T12
Maja Stark (a)
-1
70
T12
Lindsey Weaver
-1
70
T24
Brittany Altomare
E
71
T24
Ashleigh Buhai
E
71
T24
Carlota Ciganda
E
71
T24
Nasa Hataoka
E
71
T24
Nuria Iturrioz
E
71
T24
Cristie Kerr
E
71
T24
Lydia Ko
E
71
T24
Caroline Masson
E
71
T24
Azahara Munoz
E
71
T24
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
E
71
T24
Inbee Park
E
71
T24
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
E
71
T24
Sarah Schmelzel
E
71
T37
Perrine Delacour
1
72
T37
Hannah Green
1
72
T37
Brooke M. Henderson
1
72
T37
Mi Jeong Jeon
1
72
T37
Danielle Kang
1
72
T37
Sei Young Kim
1
72
T37
Jessica Korda
1
72
T37
Mi Hyang Lee
1
72
T37
Stacy Lewis
1
72
T37
Ingrid Lindblad (a)
1
72
T37
Yealimi Noh
1
72
T37
Bianca Pagdanganan
1
72
T37
Hae Ran Ryu
1
72
T37
Na Rin An
1
72
T37
So Yeon Ryu
1
72
T37
Lizette Salas
1
72
T37
Jenny Shin
1
72
T37
Lauren Stephenson
1
72
T55
Celine Boutier
2
73
T55
Chella Choi
2
73
T55
Ally Ewing
2
73
T55
Mamiko Higa
2
73
T55
Mone Inami
2
73
T55
Yui Kawamoto
2
73
T55
Ina Kim-Schaad
2
73
T55
Jin Young Ko
2
73
T55
Nelly Korda
2
73
T55
Brittany Lang
2
73
T55
Bronte Law
2
73
T55
Jeongeun Lee6
2
73
T55
Teresa Lu
2
73
T55
Yuna Nishimura (a)
2
73
T55
Anna Nordqvist
2
73
T55
Ryann O’Toole
2
73
T55
Morgan Pressel
2
73
T55
Sayaka Takahashi
2
73
T55
Rose Zhang (a)
2
73
T55
Anne van Dam
2
73
Projected Cut: ( +2 )
T75
Cydney Clanton
3
74
T75
Janie Jackson
3
74
T75
Eun-Hee Ji
3
74
T75
Minami Katsu
3
74
T75
Minyoung2 Lee
3
74
T75
Minjee Lee
3
74
T75
Mirim Lee
3
74
T75
Pernilla Lindberg
3
74
T75
Gaby Lopez
3
74
T75
Emilia Migliaccio (a)
3
74
T75
Madelene Sagstrom
3
74
T75
Lexi Thompson
3
74
T75
Momoko Ueda
3
74
T75
Jing Yan
3
74
T89
Austin Ernst
4
75
T89
Auston Kim (a)
4
75
T89
Katherine Kirk
4
75
T89
Cheyenne Knight
4
75
T89
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
4
75
T89
Lucie Malchirand
4
75
T89
Lily May Humphreys (a)
4
75
T89
Kana Mikashima
4
75
T89
Su Oh
4
75
T89
Emily Kristine Pedersen
4
75
T89
Mel Reid
4
75
T89
Alena Sharp
4
75
T89
Emma Spitz (a)
4
75
T89
Kelly Tan
4
75
T89
Maria Torres
4
75
T89
Beatrice Wallin (a)
4
75
T89
Seon Woo Bae
4
75
T89
Ji Yeong2 Kim
4
75
T89
Angel Yin
4
75
T108
Pajaree Anannarukarn
5
76
T108
Saki Asai
5
76
T108
Ana Belac
5
76
T108
In Gee Chun
5
76
T108
Ayaka Furue
5
76
T108
Caroline Hedwall
5
76
T108
Esther Henseleit
5
76
T108
Yu Jin Sung
5
76
T108
Xiyu Lin
5
76
T108
Yu Liu
5
76
T108
Eri Okayama
5
76
T108
Annie Park
5
76
T108
Pornanong Phatlum
5
76
T108
Marianne Skarpnord
5
76
T108
Sarah Jane Smith
5
76
T108
Jasmine Suwannapura
5
76
T124
Nicole Broch Larsen
6
77
T124
Caterina Don (a)
6
77
T124
Sakura Koiwai
6
77
T124
Agathe Laisne (a)
6
77
T124
Heejeong Lim
6
77
T124
Meghan Maclaren
6
77
T124
Olivia Mehaffey (a)
6
77
T124
Hee Young Park
6
77
T124
Jennifer Song
6
77
T124
Ayaka Watanabe
6
77
T124
Christine Wolf
6
77
T124
Amy Yang
6
77
T124
Lei Ye (a)
6
77
T137
Ho-Yu An
7
78
T137
Lala Anai
7
78
T137
Allisen Corpuz (a)
7
78
T137
Jaye Marie Green
7
78
T137
Mi Jung Hur
7
78
T137
Kim Kaufman
7
78
T137
Frida Kinhult
7
78
T137
Seung Yeon Lee
7
78
T145
Jeong Eun Lee
8
79
T145
Fatima Fernandez Cano
8
79
T145
Kristen Gillman
8
79
T145
Asuka Kashiwabara (a)
8
79
T149
Benedetta Moresco
9
80
T149
Angela Stanford
9
80
T151
Georgia Hall
10
81
T151
Christina Kim
10
81
T151
Alessia Nobilio (a)
10
81
T154
Maria Fassi
12
83
T154
Erika Hara
12
83
156
Emily Toy
17
88