2022 U.S. Women’s Open – Round 1 notes

Harigae jumps ahead with hot putter

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
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SOUTHERN PINES, NC – It was sunny and hot at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, and so was Mina Harigae who sat atop the leaderboard at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open following opening-round play on Thursday.

The 13-year LPGA Tour veteran carded the lowest round of her major career, a 7-under 64 that featured nine birdies, while hitting 14 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens, to go along with 24 putts.

“I was putting really well out there today, Harigae said.

“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.”

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Low Am

Swedish amateur Ingrid Lindblad carded a 6-under 65, setting a championship scoring record for the low 18 holes by an amateur en route to solo second.

“I hit a few shots close to the pin, and then my putting was great today,” said the 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.”

High profile notables

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, made her first major appearance since 2008, and carded a 3-over 74 and is tied for 86th.

Sorenstam earned a spot in the field after winning the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

Her return to one of her championship venues was appreciated.

“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, who won the 1996 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles.

“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 sat tied for 67th.

Defending champion Yuka Saso opened with a 6-over 77 and rests tied for 133rd heading into Friday’s second round.

Summary Results

2022 U.S. Women’s Open – Round 1

POS,NAME,SCORES-TOTAL,STATUS

1, Mina Harigae,30-34-64,-7

2, Ingrid Lindblad (a),30-35-65,-6

T3, Minjee Lee,33-34-67,-4

T3, Anna Nordqvist,36-31-67,-4

T3, Ryann O’Toole,33-34-67,-4

T6, Ally Ewing,31-37-68,-3

T6, Lexi Thompson,33-35-68,-3

T8, Allisen Corpuz,33-36-69,-2

T8, Annie Park,34-35-69,-2

T8, Madelene Sagstrom,33-36-69,-2

T8, Amy Olson,34-35-69,-2

T8, Matilda Castren,35-34-69,-2

T8, Jin Young Ko,34-35-69,-2

T8, Bronte Law,33-36-69,-2

T8, Moriya Jutanugarn,33-36-69,-2

T8, Sung Hyun Park,34-35-69,-2

T8, Sei Young Kim,34-35-69,-2

T18, Lauren Kim,34-36-70,-1

T18, Amanda Doherty,33-37-70,-1

T18, Eun-Hee Ji,34-36-70,-1

T18, Andrea Lee,32-38-70,-1

T18, Mao Saigo,35-35-70,-1

T18,Pajaree Anannarukarn,34-36-70,-1

T18, Sakura Koiwai,35-35-70,-1

T18, Hannah Green,34-36-70,-1

T18, Leona Maguire,34-36-70,-1

T18, Nelly Korda,33-37-70,-1

T28, Allison Emrey,35-36-71,E

T28, Lilia Vu,34-37-71,E

T28,Nasa Hataoka,34-37-71,E

T28, Angel Yin,35-36-71,E

T28, Beth Wu,34-37-71,E

T28, Linnea Johansson,34-37-71,E

T28, In-Kyung Kim,36-35-71,E

T28, Sophia Popov,32-39-71,E

T28, Megan Khang,36-35-71,E

T28, Celine Boutier,37-34-71,E

T28, Patty Tavatanakit,36-35-71,E

T28, Hyejin Choi,35-36-71,E

T28, Lizette Salas,36-35-71,E

T28, Xiyu Janet Lin,37-34-71,E

T28, Danielle Kang,35-36-71,E

T28, Atthaya Thitikul,36-35-71,E

T28, Ilhee Lee,36-35-71,E

T28, Lauren Hartlage,34-37-71,E

T28, Ami Gianchandani (a),37-34-71,E

T47, Caroline Masson,34-38-72,+1

T47, Pia Babnik,34-38-72,+1

T47, Yealimi Noh,35-37-72,+1

T47, Gaby Lopez,35-37-72,+1

T47, Alison Lee,34-38-72,+1

T47, Brooke Henderson,34-38-72,+1

T47, Jennifer Kupcho,36-36-72,+1

T47, Tiffany Chan,34-38-72,+1

T47, Jessica Korda,34-38-72,+1

T47, Lydia Ko,36-36-72,+1

T47, Marissa Steen,37-35-72,+1

T47, Sofia Garcia,36-36-72,+1

T47, Maude-Aimee LeBlanc,35-37-72,+1

T47, Stephanie Meadow,34-38-72,+1

T47, Bailey Shoemaker (a),36-36-72,+1

T47, Georgia Hall,36-36-72,+1

T47, In Gee Chun,34-38-72,+1

T47, Hyo Joo Kim,33-39-72,+1

T47, Na Rin An,35-37-72,+1

T47, Rose Zhang (a),36-36-72,+1

T67, Ingrid Gutierrez,34-39-73,+2

T67, Nicole Garcia,36-37-73,+2

T67, Kathleen Scavo,34-39-73,+2

T67, Alicia Joo,36-37-73,+2

T67, Grace Kim,36-37-73,+2

T67, So Mi Lee,36-37-73,+2

T67, Gemma Dryburgh,36-37-73,+2

T67, Ariya Jutanugarn,36-37-73,+2

T67, Marina Alex,37-36-73,+2

T67, Brittany Altomare,37-36-73,+2

T67, Frida Kinhult,36-37-73,+2

T67, Saki Baba (a),35-38-73,+2

T67, Lydia Hall,38-35-73,+2

T67, Robynn Ree,37-36-73,+2

T67, Muni He,36-37-73,+2

T67, Bohyun Park (a),36-37-73,+2

T67, Michelle Wie West,34-39-73,+2

T67, Yuna Nishimura,36-37-73,+2

T67, Jeongeun Lee6,35-38-73,+2

T86, Emma McMyler (a),37-37-74,+3

T86, Jillian Hollis,35-39-74,+3

T86, Catherine Park (a),36-38-74,+3

T86, Stacy Lewis,36-38-74,+3

T86, A Lim Kim,37-37-74,+3

T86, Jensen Castle (a),35-39-74,+3

T86, Annika Sorenstam,37-37-74,+3

T86, So Yeon Ryu,34-40-74,+3

T86, Maja Stark,36-38-74,+3

T86, Lauren Gomez (a),35-39-74,+3

T86, Daniela Darquea,35-39-74,+3

T86, Mayu Hamada,37-37-74,+3

T86, Yuna Takagi,34-40-74,+3

T86, Isi Gabsa,35-39-74,+3

T86, Gabriela Ruffels,35-39-74,+3

T86, Cheyenne Knight,36-38-74,+3

T86, Sara Im (a),35-39-74,+3

T86, Paula Reto,37-37-74,+3

T86, Hae Ran Ryu,35-39-74,+3

T86, Carlota Ciganda,36-38-74,+3

T86, Nanna Koerstz Madsen,36-38-74,+3

T86, Ayaka Furue,32-42-74,+3

T86, Lucy Li,36-38-74,+3

T86, Julianne Alvarez,36-38-74,+3

T86, Britney Yada,37-37-74,+3

T111, Mariel Galdiano,37-38-75,+4

T111, Angela Stanford,36-39-75,+4

T111, Mel Reid,36-39-75,+4

T111, Louise Duncan (a),38-37-75,+4

T111, Mirim Lee,39-36-75,+4

T111, Kylee Choi (a),35-40-75,+4

T111, Jaye Marie Green,35-40-75,+4

T111, Lauren Kim (a),37-38-75,+4

T111, Bianca Pagdanganan,36-39-75,+4

T111, Na Yeon Choi,35-40-75,+4

T111, Pernilla Lindberg,39-36-75,+4

T111, Charley Hull,37-38-75,+4

T111, Yuri Onishi,36-39-75,+4

T111, Smilla Sonderby,38-37-75,+4

T125, Anna Morgan (a),36-40-76,+5

T125, Melanie Green (a),37-39-76,+5

T125, Sarah Kemp,40-36-76,+5

T125, Minsol Kim (a),36-40-76,+5

T125,  Alexa Pano,39-37-76,+5

T125, Laney Frye (a),35-41-76,+5

T125, Brittany Lang,37-39-76,+5

T125, Hinako Shibuno,39-37-76,+5

T133, Yuka Saso,39-38-77,+6

T133, Pornanong Phatlum,37-40-77,+6

T133, Karissa Kilby (a),34-43-77,+6

T133, Wenbo Liu,40-37-77,+6

T133, Karen Kim,37-40-77,+6

T133, Yunxuan Michelle Zhang (a),42-35-77,+6

T139, Dottie Ardina,36-42-78,+7

T139, Ai Suzuki,39-39-78,+7

T139, Auston Kim,37-41-78,+7

T139, Momoko Ueda,39-39-78,+7

T139, Jeonghyun Lee (a),39-39-78,+7

T144, Malak Bouraeda (a),36-43-79,+8

T144, Annabell Fuller (a),39-40-79,+8

T144, Amy Yang,37-42-79,+8

T147, Lauren Miller (a),38-42-80,+9

T147, Nika Ito (a),41-39-80,+9

T147, Blakesly Brock (a),38-42-80,+9

T147, Alexandra Forsterling (a),37-43-80,+9

T151, Alyaa Abdul,41-40-81,+10

T151, Pauline Roussin,40-41-81,+10

T151, Anna Davis (a),42-39-81,+10

T151, Natsumi Hayakawa,39-42-81,+10

155, Gabby Lemieux,40-42-82,+11

156, Bailey Davis (a),40-47-87,+16

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