Saturday, June 04, 2016

Catriona Matthew in Shoprite mix with a 65

Catriona Matthew (Joyce Hunnam picture)

Ai Miyazato, Paula Reto and Anna Nordqvist are all tied for the lead after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
The trio posted 7-under 64s, having four bogeys between the three Three more players, Haru Nomura, Catriona Matthew and Casey Grice, are one stroke back of the leaders on the six-under 65 mark.
Ariya Jutanugarn, who has won the last three LPGA Tour events, is not in the field this week.
Miyazato’s best moment came at No. 3 after she started on the back nine. She eagled the par-5 to get herself to 5 under for the round.
“That was actually lucky that I hit it pretty firm, and I saw like it jumped in the cup,” she said.
Playing with Reto for the first time in a tournament, the two said they had a good chemistry and were battling it out with each other.
“First time playing with her in a tournament actually but she’s a really nice girl and she hits it really long. It was a good atmosphere. Just a good chemistry I guess, so looking forward to playing with her tomorrow again,” Miyazato said.
Said Reto: “I felt like one hole she birdies and the next hole I birdie and just back and forth. It was really fun. She’s a good player, good putter. So it was nice to sort of have that going and sort of just mix it between us with all the birdies.”
Reto, who is looking for her first LPGA victory, has missed three cuts in her last six starts and withdrew last week at the Volvik Championship.
Nordqvist, a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour, had a shaky start bogeying two of her first three holes. But she bounced back and ended her first nine with three birdies and then came in at 6 under, birdieing her last four holes.
“Well, I didn’t get off to the best start, but then on 16, I hit it to about a foot and a half. Both 17 and 18, I had birdie putts from I think six feet,” Nordqvist said.
“Hit a good one wedge shot to another foot on 1, so that was a good stretch. From there on, I seemed to hit really good shots. Made a good 3-footer on 6 and a little longer putt on 7 and 8 I didn’t expect and then a good 3-footer on the last.”
“Just very happy to be back and hit a lot of good putts today and then definitely a lot of good iron shots.”
 par 71
T1 Anna Nordqvist 64

T1 Ai Miyazato 64

T1 Paula Reto 64

T4 Casey Grice 65

T4 Catriona Matthew   65

T4 Haru Nomura 65

T7 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 66

T7 Jodi Ewart Shadoff   66

T7 Stacy Lewis 66

T7 Beatriz Recari 66

T7 Amelia Lewis 66

T7 Katherine Kirk 66

T7 Stephanie Meadow   66

T7 Christel Boeljon 66

T15 Marissa Steen 67

T15 Lizette Salas 67

T15 Kris Tamulis 67

T15 Sakura Yokomine 67

T15 Xi Yu Lin 67

T15 Annie Park 67

T15 Jing Yan 67

T15 Karrie Webb 67

T15 Na Yeon Choi 67

T15 Lindy Duncan 67

T15 Danielle Kang 67

T26 Laura Davies 68

T26 Gerina Piller 68

T26 Kim Kaufman 68

T26 Gaby Lopez 68

T26 Samantha Richdale 68

T26 Ayako Uehara 68

T26 Jacqui Concolino 68

T26 Sarah Jane Smith 68

T26 Karine Icher 68

T26 Daniela Iacobelli 68

T26 Jaclyn Jansen 68

T26 Ssu-Chia Cheng 68

T38 Maria McBride 69

T38 Brooke M Henderson 69

T38 Juli Inkster 69

T38 Pernilla Lindberg 69

T38 Angela Stanford 69

T38 Alena Sharp 69

T38 Caroline Hedwall 69

T38 Wei-Ling Hsu 69

T38 Stephanie Kono 69

T38 Lisa Ferrero 69

T38 Jennifer Song 69

T38 Mariajo Uribe 69

T38 Natalie Gulbis 69

T38 Giulia Molinaro 69

T38 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69

T38 I.K. Kim 69

T38 Brittany Lang 69

T38 Christina Kim 69

T38 Holly Clyburn 69

T38 Brianna Do 69

T38 Michelle McGann 69

T59 Jennifer Johnson 70

T59 Bertine Strauss 70

T59 Giulia Sergas 70

T59 Dewi Claire Schreefel 70

T59 Mo Martin 70

T59 Mika Miyazato 70

T59 Hee Young Park 70

T59 Jenny Shin 70

T59 Ji Young Oh 70

T59 Sherman Santhiwiwatthan 70

T59 Kelly Shon 70

T59 Kelly Tan 70

T59 Mi Hyang Lee 70

T59 Chella Choi 70

T59 Austin Ernst 70

T59 Celine Herbin 70

T59 Lee Lopez 70

T59 Pannarat Thanapolboonyar 70

T77 Prima Thammaraks 71

T77 Hannah Collier 71

T77 Mindy Kim 71

T77 Sarah Kemp 71

T77 Heather Bowie Young 71

T77 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 71

T77 Laetitia Beck 71

T77 Mina Harigae 71

T77 Simin Feng 71

T77 Ilhee Lee 71

T77 Alison Walshe 71

T77 Cyna Marie Rodriguez 71

T77 Ashleigh Simon 71

T90 Ginger Howard 72

T90 Jane Rah 72

T90 Jiayi Zhou 72

T90 Briana Mao 72

T90 Budsabakorn Sukapan 72

T90 Caroline Westrup 72

T90 Nontaya Srisawang 72

T90 Joanna Klatten 72

T90 Sandra Gal 72

T90 Felicity Johnson 72

T90 Grace Na 72

T90 Christine Song 72

T90 Haeji Kang 72

T90 Cydney Clanton 72

T90 Kendall Dye 72

T90 Demi Runas 72

T90 Alejandra Llaneza 72

T90 Brittany Altomare 72

T90 Shanshan Feng 72

T90 Marina Alex 72

T90 P.K. Kongkraphan 72

T90 Alison Lee 72

T90 Jean Bartholomew 72

T90 Victoria Elizabeth 72

T90 Julieta Granada 72

T115   Amy Anderson 73

T115 Nannette Hill 73

T115 Lorie Kane 73

T115 Dani Holmqvist 73

T115 Kristy McPherson 73

T115 Jane Park 73

T115 Paz Echeverria 73

T115 Belen Mozo 73

T115 Charley Hull 73

T115 Becky Morgan 73

T115 Marion Ricordeau 73

T115 Elizabeth Wang 73

T127 Rachel Rohanna 74

T127 Jaye Marie Green 74

T127 Candy Hannemann 74

T130 Tiffany Joh 75

T130 Karlin Beck 75

132 Nicole Jeray 76

T133 Cindy LaCrosse 77

T133 Susana Benavides 77

T133 Amy Hung 77

T133 Kim Williams 77

137 Silvia Cavalleri 78

138 Sara Brown 79

T139 Karen Stupples 80

T139 Vicky Hurst 80

T139 Brynn Walker 80

142 Katie Detlefsen 82