San Francisco (USA), June 3 (EFE). Canadian Mel Reed stunned Mel Reed as leader of the first round of the US Open women’s golf tournament with a record of 67 strokes (-4), one advantage over American owners Yen and Megan Khan and Canadian Brooke M. Henderson.
Reed got off to a fast start with the sparrows on the first two holes despite the difficult track at Olympic Club Lake, where the tournament is being held.
The English player started on the 10th hole and hit the first two three-meter birdies for a par 4. She added birds of number 15 and 16, another on her penultimate hole and had only one bogey in the entire round.
Of the 78 players who started in the morning, only eight were sub-par shots. Yin was one shot behind the leader, 19-year-old Filipino Yuka Sasso shot 69 (-2) to share sixth place with two other players.
Reed, who won her first LPGA Tour title last October along with her six European Tour victories, had little success in her career at the US Women’s Open.
She missed four of her previous five times in this tournament and finished in a 50th draw in her other appearance in 2012.
Reed said it helped him have two long conversations with two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka, which made a difference on the tour.
In terms of the Spanish participation, 27-year-old Luna Sobrón was the best ranked 16th by handing out a signed card of 71 (pair), the same card as the other nine players had.
Their compatriots Maria Parra and Carlota Seganda shared the 26th place with 13 other players after scoring 72 (+1).
While Azahara Muñoz ranked 69th with a signed card of 75 (+4), and Anna Pelayez scored 76 (+1), placing her in 84th place.
The top-ranked Latin American entry was Mexican Gabi Lopez, who handed a 72 (+1) card and joined Spain’s Barra and Seganda in 26th place.
Ecuadorean Daniela Darkia and Mexico’s Ingrid Gutierrez shared 119th with a record 78 (+7).