By Rory Carroll
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -Englishwoman Mel Reid performed a virtually flawless opening spherical in chilly circumstances at the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday to take a one stroke clubhouse lead as she seems to be to say her maiden main title.
Reid blended 5 birdies with a bogey to card a four-under par 67, one stroke forward of America’s Angel Yin at San Francisco’s foggy and tough Olympic Club, the place many within the discipline have been struggling to interrupt par.
Seven gamers have been tied for third at one beneath when Reid headed to the clubhouse.
American Jessica Korda, taking part in alongside her sister Nelly, jumped out to an early lead after she birdied three of her first 5 holes however struggled to hit the slender fairways because the day wore on and was even par heading into her remaining gap.
The solar was starting to interrupt via for the afternoon wave of gamers, which included defending champion A Lim Kim of South Korea and Brooke Henderson of Canada.
Thursday marked the primary time that the oldest ladies’s main has been performed at The Olympic Club, a course that has hosted 5 U.S. Opens.
A restricted variety of followers are on website at the 76th version of the event, which due to the coronavirus pandemic had no followers on website final 12 months.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Richard Pullin)