KirkwoodGolf: Catriona Matthew tied sixth at four under par in San Francisco

Friday, April 22, 2016

Catriona Matthew tied sixth at four under par in San Francisco

Ryu So-yeon holds two-shot lead in Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Ryu So-yeon has made a bright start in San Francisco
Ryu So-yeon has made a bright start in San Francisco
Ryu So-yeon shot a tournament-record nine-under-par 63 in the opening group in the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
The South Korean was top of the leaderboard from start to finish throughout Thursday to secure a two-shot edge over her nearest rivals in San Francisco.

Ryu was bright and alert from the start and signed for a bogey-free round that gave her an advantage over Taiwan's Candie Kung and Haru Nomura of Japan.
"Well, I was kind of lucky to tee off really early," Ryu said. "I had a really fresh green, no wind. Also San Francisco is really cold in the morning, but this morning it was just the perfect temperature.
"Then today everything was just great. My tee shot was great. I only missed one green today. I shot 17 greens. My putting was really good."
Ryu needed just 27 putts on the first day, while Nomura carded her lowest round of 2016 with a seven-under par 65 in the opening session.
Kung bounced back from two opening bogeys by following up with nine birdies on the day.
Lin Xi Yu, of China and France's Christel Boeljon are tied for fourth at five-under par. Lin is coming off her second missed cut of the year.
Ryu may have the longest streak going but it hasn't translated into first-place prize money. She has struggled to break through since winning the Canadian Women's Open in 2014. That was also the last time she held a first-round lead.
"One thing I can say is I work really hard and my whole team works really hard. Hopefully it's going to pay off next three days," Ryu said.
Defending champion Lydia Ko is tied for sixth at four-under par with a group that includes Catriona Matthew, Choi Na-Yeon and Rachel Rohanna. Ko battled in the first round, hitting just nine of 14 fairways and 10 of 18 greens.

Par 72
1 So Yeon Ryu* 63

T2 Haru Nomura 65

T2 Candie Kung 65

T4 Christel Boeljon* 67

T4 Xi Yu Lin* 67

T6 Catriona Matthew   68

T6 Rachel Rohanna 68

T6 Na Yeon Choi 68

T6 Lydia Ko* 68

T10 Brittany Lang 69

T10 Mi Hyang Lee 69

T10 Katie Burnett 69

T10 Moriya Jutanugarn 69

T10 Wei-Ling Hsu 69

T10 Ryann O'Toole 69

T10 Danielle Kang 69

T17 Eun-Hee Ji 70

T17 Julieta Granada 70

T17 Angel Yin 70

T17 Azahara Munoz 70

T17 Katherine Kirk 70

T17 Kelly Tan 70

T17 Tiffany Joh 70

T17 Su-Hyun Oh 70

T17 Gerina Piller* 70

T26 Brittany Lincicome 71

T26 Mariajo Uribe 71

T26 Kim Kaufman 71

T26 Ariya Jutanugarn 71

T26 Ya-Chun Chang* 71

T26 Min Lee 71

T26 In Gee Chun* 71

T26 Brooke Mackenzie Henderson*   71

T26 Lee-Anne Pace 71

T26 Cristie Kerr* 71

T26 Karine Icher* 71

T37 Lee Lopez 72

T37 Pernilla Lindberg 72

T37 Nontaya Srisawang 72

T37 Julie Yang 72

T37 Amy Anderson 72

T37 Sandra Changkija 72

T37 Tzu-Chi Lin 72

T37 Jaye Marie Green 72

T37 Ilhee Lee 72

T37 Lexi Thompson 72

T37 Paula Creamer 72

T37 Sei Young Kim 72

T37 Caroline Masson 72

T37 Jessica Korda 72

T37 Jenny Shin 72

T37 Amy Yang 72

T37 Morgan Pressel 72

T37 Mi Jung Hur 72

T37 Christina Kim 72

T37 Marina Alex* 72

T37 Pannarat Thanapolboonyar   72

T37 Stacy Lewis* 72

T59 Hyo Joo Kim 73

T59 Chella Choi 73

T59 Jacqui Concolino 73

T59 Gaby Lopez 73

T59 Nasa Hataoka 73

T59 Lindy Duncan 73

T59 Yu-Chiang Hou 73

T59 Sakura Yokomine 73

T59 Michelle Wie 73

T59 Anna Nordqvist 73

T59 Minjee Lee 73

T59 Megan Khang 73

T59 Jodi Ewart Shadoff   73

T59 Mika Miyazato 73

T59 Ashlan Ramsey 73

T59 Ssu-Chia Cheng* 73

T59 Belen Mozo 73

T59 Sadena Parks* 73

T59 Alena Sharp* 73

T59 Dani Holmqvist* 73

T59 Austin Ernst 73

T59 Cheyenne Woods* 73

T81 Se Ri Pak 74

T81 Carlota Ciganda 74

T81 Hee Young Park 74

T81 Jo Hua Hung 74

T81 Ayako Uehara 74

T81 Juli Inkster 74

T81 Shanshan Feng 74

T81 Vicky Hurst 74

T81 Grace Na 74

T81 Hsin-Ning Yeh 74

T91 Laetitia Beck 75

T91 Min Seo Kwak 75

T91 Caroline Hedwall 75

T91 Maria McBride 75

T91 Benyapa Niphatsophon 75

T91 Tze-Han Lin 75

T91 Yueer Cindy Feng* 75

T91 Annie Park 75

T91 Daniela Iacobelli* 75

T91 Beatriz Recari 75

T91 Kris Tamulis 75

T102 Bertine Strauss 76

T102 Sarah Jane Smith 76

T102 Mirim Lee 76

T102 Yuting Shi 76

T102 Casey Grice 76

T102 Kelly Shon 76

T102 Yu-Sang Hou 76

T102 Mo Martin 76

T102 Ai Miyazato 76

T102 Dewi Claire Schreefel 76

T102 Mina Harigae 76

T102 P.K. Kongkraphan 76

T102 Pornanong Phatlum 76

T115 Alison Lee 77

T115 Jane Park 77

T115 Pei-Yun Chien 77

T115 I.K. Kim 77

T115 Yani Tseng 77

T115 Paula Reto 77

T115 Q Baek 77

T115 Meena Lee 77

T123 Laura Davies 78

T123 Cydney Clanton 78

T123 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 78

T123 I Wen Chen 78

T123 Budsabakorn Sukapan 78

T123 Yu-Ju Chen 78

T123 Perrine Delacour 78

T123 Holly Clyburn* 78

T131 Hsuan Ping Chang 79

T131 Cyna Rodriguez 79

T131 Ai-Chen Kuo 79

T131 Simin Feng 79

T131 Alejandra Llaneza 79

T131 Joanna Klatten 79

T131 Thidapa Suwannapura 79

T131 Huei-Ju Shih 79

T131 Han Hsuan Yu 79

T140 Giulia Molinaro 80

T140 Jing Yan 80

T140 Alison Walshe 80

T140 Brianna Do 80

T140 Sarah Kemp 80

T145 Meng Chu Chen 81

T145 Jennifer Johnson 81

T145 Sydnee Michaels 81

T145  Sun Young Yoo 81

149 Yi-Ling Liang 87

WD Ha Na Jang WD

- Suzann Pettersen 4:05 pm - - - - - - -
- Inbee Park - - - - - - - -
* player started on back nine.