US Women's Open R1

Mina Harigae takes opening lead

US Women’s Open 2022 R1

June 02-05
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina
$10,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Mina Harigae tops the leaderboard at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedica. The 13-year LPGA Tour veteran, who has yet to win in over 250 career starts, carded s 7-under 64 on Thursday,the lowest round of her major career on Thursday.


US Women’s Open 2022 R1

The American hit all 14 fairways and needed just 24 putts, the fewest of the field.

“I was putting really well out there today. I haven’t had any tournaments or rounds so far this year where I was putting confidently, so today was the first day. Right off the get-go, No. 1 and 2, I made gettable putts. You know, 7 to 10 feet. That really got my confidence going.”


US Women’s Open 2022 R1

Harigae won the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links just one week before she played the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles. She doesn’t remember much of that week in Southern Pines, where she ultimately finished T66, last among those who made the cut.

“Just being appreciative of where I am, really taking in the moment, but at the same time, not trying to put so much precedent on how big the moment is,” said Harigae “It’s another day on the golf course, another hole. You just have to execute the shots and putts out there.”


US Women’s Open 2022 R1

Swedish amateur Ingrid Lindblad shot a 6-under 65 to take second place, setting a championship scoring record for the low 18 holes by an amateur.

“I hit a few shots close to the pin, and then my putting was great today,” said Lindblad, a rising senior at Louisiana State University. “Made a few par saves and made a few putts for birdies. It just worked from fairway to green.”

American Ryann O’Toole opened with a 4-under 67, the lowest round of her ten U.S. Women’s Open starts and her best in the event since she tied for second after the opening round in 2011. She is tied for third alongside major champions Minjee Lee of Australia and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist.

“I definitely feel like my putting was on today,” said O’Toole. “I made some really good putts, some saves, some long ones, so that was nice to have for a change. I feel like I can always count on my iron game, so it was nice to see that the putter really showed up. I think going into tomorrow, just take it as it comes.”


US Women’s Open 2022 R1

Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko is one of ten players tied for eighth at 2-under, a group that includes 2017 U.S. Women’s Open champion Sung Hyun Park and American Amy Olson, who joined Ko as U.S. Women’s Open co-runners-up in 2020.

Rolex Rankings No. 2 Nelly Korda, playing in her first event since undergoing surgery for a blood clot in early March, rejoined the LPGA Tour with a 1-under 70 and is tied for 18th after the first round.

Three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Annika Sorenstam including in 1996 at Pine Needles, playing in her first major since 2008, carded a 3-over 74 and is tied for 86th. She earned a spot in the field after winning the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

“What a nice warming welcome here at Pinehurst, Pine Needles. It was nice to see Donna (Andrews). I played against Donna, so it was great to have her as the announcer, the starter,” said Sorenstam. “I was teeing off first, and she said, one more minute. It was probably one of the longest minutes ever. I was like, I’m ready now.”

2014 U.S. Women’s Open winner Michelle Wie West, who announced earlier this week that she is stepping away from full-time competition, shot a 2-over 73 and is tied for 67th. Defending champion Yuka Saso opened with a 6-over 77 and is tied for 133rd.


US Women’s Open 2022 R1

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Mina Harigae-764
2Ingrid Lindblad (a)-665
T3Ryann O’Toole-467
T3Anna Nordqvist-467
T3Minjee Lee-467
T6Lexi Thompson-368
T6Ally Ewing-368
T8Sei Young Kim-269
T8Sung Hyun Park-269
T8Moriya Jutanugarn-269
T8Bronte Law-269
T8Jin Young Ko-269
T8Matilda Castren-269
T8Amy Olson-269
T8Madelene Sagstrom-269
T8Allisen Corpuz-269
T8Annie Park-269
T18Nelly Korda-170
T18Leona Maguire-170
T18Hannah Green-170
T18Pajaree Anannarukarn-170
T18Sakura Koiwai-170
T18Mao Saigo-170
T18Eun-Hee Ji-170
T18Andrea Lee-170
T18Amanda Doherty-170
T18Lauren Kim-170
T28Ami Gianchandani (a)Par71
T28Lauren HartlagePar71
T28Ilhee LeePar71
T28Danielle KangPar71
T28Atthaya ThitikulPar71
T28Xiyu LinPar71
T28Lizette SalasPar71
T28Hye-Jin ChoiPar71
T28Celine BoutierPar71
T28Patty TavatanakitPar71
T28Megan KhangPar71
T28Sophia PopovPar71
T28In Kyung KimPar71
T28Linnea JohanssonPar71
T28Beth WuPar71
T28Angel YinPar71
T28Nasa HataokaPar71
T28Lilia VuPar71
T28Allison EmreyPar71
T47Rose Zhang (a)+172
T47Na Rin An+172
T47Hyo Joo Kim+172
T47In Gee Chun+172
T47Georgia Hall+172
T47Bailey Shoemaker (a)+172
T47Stephanie Meadow+172
T47Maude-Aimee Leblanc+172
T47Sofia Garcia+172
T47Marissa Steen+172
T47Lydia Ko+172
T47Jessica Korda+172
T47Tiffany Chan+172
T47Jennifer Kupcho+172
T47Brooke M. Henderson+172
T47Alison Lee+172
T47Gaby Lopez+172
T47Yealimi Noh+172
T47Pia Babnik+172
T47Caroline Masson+172
T67Jeongeun Lee6+273
T67Yuna Nishimura+273
T67Michelle Wie West+273
T67Bohyun Park (a)+273
T67Muni He+273
T67Robynn Ree+273
T67Lydia Hall+273
T67Saki Baba (a)+273
T67Frida Kinhult+273
T67Brittany Altomare+273
T67Marina Alex+273
T67Ariya Jutanugarn+273
T67Gemma Dryburgh+273
T67Somi Lee+273
T67Grace Kim+273
T67Alicia Joo+273
T67Kathleen Scavo+273
T67Nicole Garcia+273
T67Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez+273
T86Britney Yada+374
T86Julianne Alvarez+374
T86Lucy Li+374
T86Ayaka Furue+374
T86Nanna Koerstz Madsen+374
T86Carlota Ciganda+374
T86Hae Ran Ryu+374
T86Paula Reto+374
T86Sara Im (a)+374
T86Cheyenne Knight+374
T86Gabriela Ruffels+374
T86Isi Gabsa+374
T86Yuna Takagi+374
T86Mayu Hamada+374
T86Daniela Darquea+374
T86Lauren Gomez (a)+374
T86Maja Stark+374
T86So Yeon Ryu+374
T86Annika Sorenstam+374
T86Jensen Castle (a)+374
T86A Lim Kim+374
T86Stacy Lewis+374
T86Catherine Park (a)+374
T86Jillian Hollis+374
T86Emma McMyler (a)+374
T111Yuri Onishi+475
T111Smila Soenderby+475
T111Charley Hull+475
T111Na Yeon Choi+475
T111Pernilla Lindberg+475
T111Bianca Pagdanganan+475
T111Lauren Kim (a)+475
T111Jaye Marie Green+475
T111Kylee Choi (a)+475
T111Mirim Lee+475
T111Louise Duncan (a)+475
T111Mel Reid+475
T111Angela Stanford+475
T111Mariel Galdiano+475
T125Hinako Shibuno+576
T125Brittany Lang+576
T125Laney Frye (a)+576
T125Alexa Pano+576
T125Minsol Kim (a)+576
T125Sarah Kemp+576
T125Melanie Green (a)+576
T125Anna Morgan (a)+576
T133Yunxuan Zhang (a)+677
T133Karen Kim+677
T133Wenbo Liu+677
T133Karissa Kilby (a)+677
T133Pornanong Phatlum+677
T133Yuka Saso+677
T139Jeonghyun Lee (a)+778
T139Momoko Ueda+778
T139Auston Kim+778
T139Ai Suzuki+778
T139Dottie Ardina+778
T144Amy Yang+879
T144Annabell Fuller (a)+879
T144Malak Bouraeda (a)+879
T147Alexandra Forsterling (a)+980
T147Blakesly Brock (a)+980
T147Nika Ito (a)+980
T147Lauren Miller (a)+980
T151Natsumi Hayakawa+1081
T151Anna Davis (a)+1081
T151Pauline Roussin-Bouchard+1081
T151Alyaa Abdulghany+1081
155Gabby Lemieux+1182
156Bailey Davis (a)+1687