LPGA Mediheal 2021 Day 1: Ireland's Leona McGuire ties record, leads


LPGA Mediheal Championship at Lake Merced, Daly City, CA: 10-13 June 2021

Day 1: Leona McGuire matches record and leads

From LPGA Tournament News:

Irish rookie Leona Maguire shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Lake Merced to take the first-round lead in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour's second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula...

Off last week off after failing to qualify for the Women's Open, Maguire had nine birdies and two bogeys. The 26-year-old former Duke star matched the tournament record in the third playing of the event, missing a chance to break it when she closed with a bogey on the par-5 ninth.  Read more

From the Irish Golfer:

Leona Maguire tied the 18-hole scoring record with a scintillating seven-under par round of 65 to soar to the top of the leaderboard on day one of the LPGA Tour’s Mediheal Championship in California.

Returning to the fairway fresh and focussed after sitting out the US Women’s Open last week, Maguire looked a player possessed, finding 16 of 18 greens and nine birdies in a blockbuster opening effort that puts her one stroke clear of Jasmine Suwannapura at Lake Merced Golf Club.  Read more

From Pro Golf Weekly:

Leona Maguire opened with a 65 at Lake Merced Golf Club and will take a one-shot lead into Friday’s second round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

The 26-year old Ireland native finished her first day in Daly City, Calif. with two bogeys against nine birdies, highlighted by four in her first six holes...

One back was Jasmine Suwannapura, who finished with eight birdies against two bogeys en route to a 6-under 66, good for solo second-place.  Read more

Australians competing in 2021 are Minjee Lee, Sarah Jane Smith, Su Oh, Katherine Kirk and Hannah Green. 

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