US Women’s Open R1

Mel Reid & Megha Ganne tied in San Francisco

US Womens 2021 R1
June 03-06
The Olympic Club (Lake Course), San Francisco, CA
$5,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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The first round of the U.S. Women’s Open at The Olympic Club closed with England’s Mel Reid and 17-year-old amateur Megha Ganne tied for the lead at 4-under.


US Womens 2021 R1

Reid carded five birdies and a bogey to take the early lead with a 4-under 67, while Ganne shot the second-lowest round by an amateur in championship history to join her.

Starting at the 9th, standard procedure at Olympic due to the course layout, Reid opened with back-to-back birdies and added two more at the 15th and 16th. A bogey at the 17th was the only blemish on her scoreboard before a final birdie at the 7th gave Reid her best 18-holes score in six U.S. Women’s Open appearances.

“I didn’t think that score was out there honestly. Yeah, I had a pretty good game plan. It’s probably the best I’ve had for a tournament,”said Reid. “We had a game plan and stuck to it. If you’re in trouble, just get it out, make bogey. I think the key here is to not take many risks the first two, three days, and I didn’t do that.”


US Womens 2021 R1

Competing in her second U.S. Women’s Open, Ganne showed no signs of nerves during her round. One of 30 amateurs in the field, she made six birdies and two bogeys, with her bogey at the 18th dropping her from a solo first spot into a tie. In spite of that, Ganne was thrilled with her performance.

“I think just knowing that everyone in the field has to deal with it, and whoever makes the smartest choices out of there and picks the best lines and doesn’t take unnecessary risks is going to be the person who ends up better off,” said Ganne. “So I was like, just be that person.”


US Womens 2021 R1

Ten-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson was tied for the lead through seventeen holes but a bogey at the 18th dropped her into a tie for third at 2-under. Alongside her are Americans Angel Yin and Megan Khang, both looking for their first LPGA Tour victories. Tied for sixth at 2-under are major champions Shanshan Feng and Lexi Thompson as well as JLPGA Tour player Yuka Saso.

Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko shot a 1-under 70 and is tied for ninth, while last week’s winner Ally Ewing shot even-par 71 and is tied for 16th. Defending U.S Women’s Open champion A Lim Kim opened with an 8-over 79 and is tied for 131st.

US Womens 2021 R1

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FedEx Cup Standings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Megha Ganne (a)
-4
67
T1
Mel Reid *
-4
67
T3
Brooke M. Henderson
-3
68
T3
Megan Khang *
-3
68
T3
Angel Yin
-3
68
T6
Shanshan Feng
-2
69
T6
Yuka Saso
-2
69
T6
Lexi Thompson
-2
69
T9
Marina Alex
-1
70
T9
Austin Ernst *
-1
70
T9
Jin Young Ko *
-1
70
T9
Jennifer Kupcho *
-1
70
T9
Jeongeun Lee6 *
-1
70
T9
Wichanee Meechai *
-1
70
T9
Lauren Stephenson *
-1
70
T16
Ally Ewing *
E
71
T16
Mina Harigae *
E
71
T16
Ariya Jutanugarn *
E
71
T16
Gurleen Kaur (a) *
E
71
T16
Lydia Ko
E
71
T16
Inbee Park
E
71
T16
Emily Kristine Pedersen *
E
71
T16
Madelene Sagstrom
E
71
T16
Luna Sobron Galmes *
E
71
T16
Maja Stark (a) *
E
71
T26
Celine Boutier *
+1
72
T26
Carlota Ciganda
+1
72
T26
Kristen Gillman
+1
72
T26
Nasa Hataoka
+1
72
T26
Muni He
+1
72
T26
Hyo Joo Kim *
+1
72
T26
Jessica Korda *
+1
72
T26
Stacy Lewis
+1
72
T26
Xiyu Lin *
+1
72
T26
Gaby Lopez
+1
72
T26
Maria Parra
+1
72
T26
Pornanong Phatlum *
+1
72
T26
Lizette Salas
+1
72
T26
Sarah Schmelzel
+1
72
T26
Jenny Shin *
+1
72
T41
Jenny Coleman
+2
73
T41
Hannah Green *
+2
73
T41
Leonie Harm (a)
+2
73
T41
Celine Herbin *
+2
73
T41
Danielle Kang *
+2
73
T41
Hikari Kawamitsu *
+2
73
T41
Cristie Kerr
+2
73
T41
Mirim Lee
+2
73
T41
Minjee Lee *
+2
73
T41
Lucy Li
+2
73
T41
Amy Olson *
+2
73
T41
Hinako Shibuno
+2
73
T41
Jasmine Suwannapura
+2
73
T54
Brittany Altomare *
+3
74
T54
Ashleigh Buhai *
+3
74
T54
Matilda Castren
+3
74
T54
Tiffany Chan
+3
74
T54
Amelia Garvey (a)
+3
74
T54
Kim Kaufman
+3
74
T54
In Kyung Kim *
+3
74
T54
Sei Young Kim *
+3
74
T54
Alison Lee *
+3
74
T54
Yu Liu *
+3
74
T54
Giulia Molinaro *
+3
74
T54
So Yeon Ryu *
+3
74
T54
Angela Stanford
+3
74
T54
Michelle Wie West
+3
74
T54
Amy Yang
+3
74
T69
Na Yeon Choi *
+4
75
T69
Claire Choi (a)
+4
75
T69
In Gee Chun
+4
75
T69
Paula Creamer
+4
75
T69
Haylee Harford
+4
75
T69
Rachel Heck (a) *
+4
75
T69
Charley Hull *
+4
75
T69
Eun-Hee Ji *
+4
75
T69
Christina Kim
+4
75
T69
Brittany Lang *
+4
75
T69
Mi Hyang Lee
+4
75
T69
Azahara Munoz *
+4
75
T69
Anna Nordqvist
+4
75
T69
Patty Tavatanakit
+4
75
T69
Allie White *
+4
75
T84
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+5
76
T84
Amari Avery (a)
+5
76
T84
Sarah Burnham
+5
76
T84
Tsai Ching Tseng (a) *
+5
76
T84
Jo-Hua Hung (a)
+5
76
T84
Minami Katsu *
+5
76
T84
Gina Kim (a)
+5
76
T84
Cheyenne Knight *
+5
76
T84
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
+5
76
T84
Aline Krauter (a) *
+5
76
T84
Rebecca Lee-Bentham
+5
76
T84
Pernilla Lindberg
+5
76
T84
Stephanie Meadow *
+5
76
T84
Momoka Miyake *
+5
76
T84
Natsumi Nakanishi *
+5
76
T84
Yealimi Noh
+5
76
T84
Lee-Anne Pace
+5
76
T84
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
+5
76
T84
Bohyun Park (a)
+5
76
T84
Ana Peláez Triviño (a)
+5
76
T84
Sophia Popov
+5
76
T84
Emma Talley
+5
76
T84
Karoline Tuttle (a) *
+5
76
T84
Ayako Uehara *
+5
76
T84
Da Yeon Lee
+5
76
T84
Rose Zhang (a)
+5
76
T110
Ssu-Chia Cheng *
+6
77
T110
Jodi Ewart Shadoff *
+6
77
T110
Georgia Hall
+6
77
T110
Tsubasa Kajitani (a) *
+6
77
T110
Jaclyn Laha (a)
+6
77
T110
Emily Mahar (a) *
+6
77
T110
Sung Hyun Park
+6
77
T110
Alexandra Swayne (a) *
+6
77
T110
Elizabeth Szokol *
+6
77
T119
Daniela Darquea *
+7
78
T119
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez *
+7
78
T119
Wei-Ling Hsu *
+7
78
T119
Moriya Jutanugarn
+7
78
T119
Sarah Kemp *
+7
78
T119
Nelly Korda *
+7
78
T119
Hee Young Park *
+7
78
T119
Sarah Jane Smith *
+7
78
T119
Jennifer Song
+7
78
T119
Natalie Srinivasan *
+7
78
T119
Britney Yada
+7
78
T130
Mi Jung Hur *
+8
79
T130
A Lim Kim
+8
79
T130
Chihiro Kogure (a)
+8
79
T130
Caroline Masson
+8
79
T130
Louise Stahle *
+8
79
T130
Linnea Strom *
+8
79
T130
Kelly Tan
+8
79
T130
Monica Vaughn (a)
+8
79
T130
Cheyenne Woods
+8
79
T139
Nicole Garcia *
+9
80
T139
Karolin Lampert *
+9
80
T139
Isabella McCauley (a) *
+9
80
T139
Kim Metraux *
+9
80
T139
Minori Nagano (a) *
+9
80
T139
Noemie Pare (a)
+9
80
T139
Kathleen Scavo
+9
80
T146
Addie Baggarly (a) *
+10
81
T146
Abbey Daniel (a) *
+10
81
T146
Chloe Kovelesky (a)
+10
81
T146
Haley Moore
+10
81
T146
Ruoning Yin (a)
+10
81
T151
Alyssa Lamoureux (a) *
+13
84
T151
Aneka Seumanutafa (a) *
+13
84
153
Amanda Linner (a) *
+14
85
T154
Jensen Castle (a)
+15
86
T154
Leigha Devine (a)
+15
86
156
Megan Osland
+19
90
* Player started on the back nine
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