Jessica Korda scores 65 in borrowed golf garments, surpasses Hinako Shibuno in Ladies’s Open

MUIRFIELD, Scotland – Taking part in in borrowed clothes does not hassle Jessica Korda on the Ladies’s Open.

Nonetheless ready for his suitcase to reach at Muirfield, Korda recovered from an early bogey to shoot 5-under 66 within the first spherical on Thursday, leaving him 1 shot behind Japan’s chief Hinako Shibuno.

Korda made 4 birdies and a hawk on the seventeenth, whereas his normal garments went lacking after his baggage bought caught at an airport in Switzerland.

“If anybody is aware of anybody at Zurich airport who needs to have my suitcase on a flight coming sooner or later into Edinburgh, I’d vastly respect it,” Korda stated. “I do know the place it’s, I’ve an airtag on it. I actually cannot get anybody to take it. … On Monday I wore Megan Khang’s pants. On Tuesday, I wore my sister’s.” Pants and on Wednesday I wore Alison Lee pants. Right this moment I am sporting Footjoy pants.”

2019 champion Shibuno birdieed the primary three holes and scored eight playing cards in complete for 65. Scotland’s Louise Duncan and Mexico’s Gaby Lopez completed third, two photographs behind.

Shibuno stated by an interpreter, “It has been a very long time since I performed this properly, particularly on the solid. To be trustworthy, it was a little bit scary.” “I have never modified a lot. My caddy informed me I used to be off steadiness after I was shedding putts. As soon as I centered on it, I may play rather a lot higher.”

Jessica’s sister Nelly Korda completed thirteenth with a rating of 70.

Catriona Mathew, a former girls’s British Open champion and two-time profitable captain within the Solheim Cup, was chosen to hit the opening tee shot on Thursday after transferring nearer to Muirfield, which is internet hosting the occasion for the primary time.

Solely six years in the past, Muirfield didn’t even permit girls to set foot within the clubhouse.

Mathew fought for five overs 76, making a double bogey on the first and tenth and failing to make a single birdie.

“Being the primary girls’s professional occasion to be performed right here, it is nice, and I being an area, it was an enormous honor to hit the primary tee shot,” Matthews stated. “Aside from the 2 doubles, I performed rather well. It is a little bit disappointing.”

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