US Women's Open R1

Mamiko Higa takes one-shot lead with record round

May 30 – June 02
Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
$5,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Mamiko Higa scored a record for the lowest round in a debut at the US Women’s Open as she took a one-shot lead on the opening day.


The Japanese carded a six-under 65 at the Country Club of Charleston, hitting six birdies during a blemish-free round to edge ahead of America’s Gina Kim and Germany’s Esther Henseleit.

The 25-year-old got off to a quick start, picking up shots on the third, fourth and fifth holes before hitting back-to-back birdies once again on the ninth and tenth.

A final birdie on the par-three 17th helped her clinch the third-lowest round in the tournament’s history, with the record standing at 63.


Kim, starting on the back nine, mixed an eagle and six birdies with three bogeys to close on 66, while Henseleit hit a bogey-free round to join her in second.

France’s Celine Boutier sits a shot further back on four under, closely followed by Sei Young Kim of South Korea and Spain’s Azahara Munoz on 68.

England’s Bronte Law, who claimed the first LPGA title of her career at the Pure Silk Championship in Virginia on Sunday, struggled to continue her momentum and finished joint 43rd on one over par.

She was joined by defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn and world number one Jin Young Ko, who also opened with a 72.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Mamiko Higa
-6
65
T2
Gina Kim (a)
-5
66
T2
Esther Henseleit
-5
66
4
Celine Boutier
-4
67
T5
Azahara Munoz
-3
68
T5
Sei Young Kim
-3
68
T7
Jessica Korda
-2
69
T7
Nelly Korda
-2
69
T7
Jenny Shin
-2
69
T7
Carlota Ciganda
-2
69
T7
Misuzu Narita
-2
69
T7
Andrea Lee (a)
-2
69
T7
Yu Liu
-2
69
T14
Gerina Piller
-1
70
T14
Morgan Pressel
-1
70
T14
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
70
T14
Karine Icher
-1
70
T14
Jennifer Song
-1
70
T14
Lexi Thompson
-1
70
T14
Inbee Park
-1
70
T14
Brittany Altomare
-1
70
T14
Caroline Masson
-1
70
T14
Ryann O’Toole
-1
70
T14
Emma Talley
-1
70
T25
Dottie Ardina
E
71
T25
Olafia Kristinsdottir
E
71
T25
Mirim Lee
E
71
T25
Jaye Marie Green
E
71
T25
Hyo Joo Kim
E
71
T25
Mi Hyang Lee
E
71
T25
Jasmine Suwannapura
E
71
T25
Jennifer Kupcho
E
71
T25
So Yeon Ryu
E
71
T25
Moriya Jutanugarn
E
71
T25
Sung Hyun Park
E
71
T25
Lizette Salas
E
71
T25
Anne van Dam
E
71
T25
Minjee Lee
E
71
T25
Yuka Saso (a)
E
71
T25
Sarah Schmelzel
E
71
T25
Austin Ernst
E
71
T25
Mariah Stackhouse
E
71
T43
Wei-Ling Hsu
1
72
T43
Charley Hull
1
72
T43
Eri Okayama
1
72
T43
Angel Yin
1
72
T43
Hina Arakaki
1
72
T43
Eun-Hee Ji
1
72
T43
Bronte Law
1
72
T43
Minami Katsu
1
72
T43
Chella Choi
1
72
T43
Aditi Ashok
1
72
T43
Lindy Duncan
1
72
T43
Gaby Lopez
1
72
T43
Maria Torres
1
72
T43
Saranporn Langkulgasettrin
1
72
T43
Maria Fassi
1
72
T43
Amy Yang
1
72
T43
Brooke M. Henderson
1
72
T43
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
72
T43
Lydia Ko
1
72
T43
Jin Young Ko
1
72
T43
Nasa Hataoka
1
72
T43
Megan Khang
1
72
T43
Supamas Sangchan
1
72
T43
Marina Alex
1
72
T43
Ally McDonald
1
72
T68
Megan Furtney (a)
2
73
T68
Pornanong Phatlum
2
73
T68
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
2
73
T68
Paula Creamer
2
73
T68
Katherine Kirk
2
73
T68
Ai Suzuki
2
73
T68
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
73
T68
Haeji Kang
2
73
T68
Jing Yan
2
73
T68
Jenny Haglund
2
73
T68
Leonie Harm (a)
2
73
T68
Danielle Kang
2
73
T68
Shanshan Feng
2
73
T68
Jimin Kang
2
73
T82
Jiyu Jung
3
74
T82
Dori Carter
3
74
T82
Amy Ruengmateekhun
3
74
T82
Ashleigh Buhai
3
74
T82
Wichanee Meechai
3
74
T82
Na Yeon Choi
3
74
T82
Sakura Yokomine
3
74
T82
Jeong Eun Lee
3
74
T82
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
3
74
T82
Jacqui Concolino
3
74
T82
Ayako Uehara
3
74
T82
Charlotte Thomas
3
74
T82
Stephanie Meadow
3
74
T82
Marissa Steen
3
74
T82
In Gee Chun
3
74
T82
Pernilla Lindberg
3
74
T82
Patty Tavatanakit
3
74
T82
Fatima Fernandez Cano
3
74
T82
Jiwon Jeon (a)
3
74
T101
Megan Osland
4
75
T101
Rose Zhang (a)
4
75
T101
Su Oh
4
75
T101
Peiyun Chien
4
75
T101
Leona Maguire
4
75
T101
Albane Valenzuela (a)
4
75
T101
Jennifer Chang (a)
4
75
T101
Tiffany Chan
4
75
T101
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
4
75
T101
Sandra Gal
4
75
T101
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
4
75
T101
Sierra Brooks (a)
4
75
T101
Anna Nordqvist
4
75
T101
Georgia Hall
4
75
T101
Shannon Johnson (a)
4
75
T101
Alexa Pano (a)
4
75
T117
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez
5
76
T117
Angela Stanford
5
76
T117
Brittany Lang
5
76
T117
Sarah Kemp
5
76
T117
Haruka Amamoto
5
76
T117
Hannah Green
5
76
T117
Cristie Kerr
5
76
T117
Jane Park
5
76
T125
Emma Albrecht
6
77
T125
Ji Hyun Kim
6
77
T125
Nanako Ueno (a)
6
77
T125
Amy Olson
6
77
T125
Karrie Webb
6
77
T125
Celeste Dao (a)
6
77
T125
Babe Liu
6
77
T125
Stacy Lewis
6
77
T125
Ty Akabane (a)
6
77
T134
Sabrina Iqbal (a)
7
78
T134
Yuri Yoshida (a)
7
78
T134
Heather Bowie Young
7
78
T134
Delfina Acosta
7
78
T134
Amanda Hollandsworth
7
78
T134
Brigitte Dunne (a)
7
78
T134
Caroline Hedwall
7
78
T134
Hayley Davis
7
78
T142
Auston Kim (a)
8
79
T142
Rachel Rohanna
8
79
T142
Suzuka Yamaguchi
8
79
T142
Annie Park
8
79
T142
Jiyai Shin
8
79
T147
Yan Liu
9
80
T147
Laura Davies
9
80
T147
Karoline Stormo (a)
9
80
T147
Prima Thammaraks
9
80
151
Megha Ganne (a)
10
81
152
Naomi Ko (a)
11
82
T153
Dasom Ma (a)
12
83
T153
Paris Hilinski (a)
12
83
155
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
13
84
156
Reagan Zibilski (a)
18
89