Michele Thomson of Scotland shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Dumbarnie Hyperlinks to take the first-round lead within the LPGA Tour’s Belief Golf Ladies’s Scottish Open.
Thompson, the 33-year-old Girls European Tour participant from Aberdeen, rebounded from a gap bogey with an eagle on No. 2. She birdied seven of her last 11 holes at Dumbarnie Hyperlinks.
“Most likely had a bit little bit of a nervous begin I’d say,” Thompson mentioned. “Clearly, being at The Scottish Open, it is my fourth one now, however clearly nonetheless acquired the nerves off the primary tee and hit a little bit of a ropey drive and simply made bogey from there, which was wonderful. Stood up on the second tee and simply restarted.”
U.S. Ladies’s Open champion champion Yuka Saso, Jasmine Suwannapura and Anne van Dam had been second at 67.
“We acquired fortunate with no wind this morning and with the ability to rating 5 below, it’s very a superb day for me,” Suwannapura mentioned.
Mi Jung Hur, the 2019 winner, was at 68 with Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Yealimi Noh, Ryann O’Toole, Kelsey MacDonald, Lauren Stephenson, Atthaya Thitikul, Olivia Cowan, Sarah Schmelzel and Becky Morgan. Defending champion Stacy Lewis opened with a 71.
“Here is just one factor. Simply maintain (the ball) low,” Hur mentioned. “If it is serving to, you possibly can maintain it low, too, however particularly within the hurting, you must maintain it low for positive.”
Ranked 599th on the planet, Thompson is winless on the LET and LPGA.
“I do not need to get too far forward of myself,” mentioned Thomson, who turned skilled in 2009 and have become a police officer for a couple of years earlier than returning to the sport. “Simply need to play each gap because it comes and see what occurs on the finish of the week.”