Codd starts well on Gold Coast
Rebecca Codd started well in Australia

Rebecca Codd started well in Australia

Carlow's Rebecca Codd is just three shots off the lead after the first round of the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters.

The 32-year old fired five birdies in a two under par 71 at the Royal Pines Resort on Australia's Gold Coast to share 15th place in her second start of the 2014 Ladies European Tour season.

American Jessica Korda carded a five-under-par 68 to share the lead with compatriot Katie Burnett, one clear of South Africans Lee-Anne Pace and Stacy Lee Bregman, Canadian Lorie Kane,  France’s Valentine Derrey and fellow American Cheyenne Woods.

Korda said: “I’ve been coming here since I was a baby so I love it here, the people are so nice. I basically feel like I am at home every time I come here and that’s why I love spending so much time here. It’s a beautiful place, why wouldn’t you love it?”

"I actually hit my driver quite well today and I only missed one really, really bad shot, but I got away with it and ended up making birdie.

"But I’m just taking every shot as it is, if I hit it upward to the right, I hit it up to the right.

"I need to figure out why I did that and try and put that to the next shot. I’m learning how to figure out this swing that I have, but I like what’s going on right now.”

Defending champion Karrie Webb posted a one-over-par 74 to be tied 59th.


Volvik RACV Ladies Masters, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Round One 

68 - Jessica Korda (USA), Katie Burnett (USA)

69 - Cheyenne Woods (USA), Lorie Kane (CAN), Lee-Anne Pace (RSA), Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA), Valentine Derrey (FRA)

70 - Minjee Lee (AUS), Kristie Smith (AUS), Yu Yang Zhang (CHN), Rebecca Artis (AUS), Dewi Claire Schreefel (NED), Line Vedel (DEN), Sarah Kemp (AUS)

71 - Cathryn Bristow (NZL), Gwladys Nocera (FRA), Rebecca Codd (IRL), Amelia Lewis (USA), Melissa Reid (ENG), Trish Johnson (ENG), Caroline Hedwall (SWE), Katherine Kirk (AUS) , Tiffany Joh (USA) , So Young Lee (KOR) , Camilla Lennarth (SWE)

72 - Felicity Johnson (ENG), Chella Choi (KOR), Liz Young (ENG), Stacey Keating (AUS), Breanna Elliott (AUS), Marianne Skarpnord (NOR), Ann-Kathrin Lindner (GER), Bree Arthur (AUS) , Sarah-Jane Smith (AUS) , Char Young Kim (KOR) , Tania Tare (NZL) , Pamela Pretswell (SCO) , Minsun Kim (KOR) , Nancy Harvey (CAN)

73 - Beth Allen (USA), Sophie Gustafson (SWE), Marina Alex (USA), Mi Hyang Lee (KOR), Lindsey Wright (AUS), Charley Hull (ENG), Linda Wessberg (SWE), Maria Hjorth (SWE), Jia Yun Li (CHN), Laura Davies (ENG), Yani Tseng (TPE), Caroline Martens (NOR), Connie Chen (RSA), Maria Hernandez (ESP), Marion Ricordeau (FRA), Su-Hyun Oh (AUS) , So Young2 Kim (KOR) , Belen Mozo (ESP) , Shin-Ae Ahn (KOR)

74 - Kyu-Jung Baek (KOR), Karrie Webb (AUS), Bree Turnbull (AUS), Ashleigh Simon (RSA), Eleanor Givens (ENG), Courtney Massey (AUS), Kelly Tan (MYS), Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA), Thidapa Suwannapura (THA), Joanna Klatten (FRA)

75 - Xi Yu Lin (CHN), Christine Song (USA), Mireia Prat (ESP), Alice Hi Kim (KOR), Florentyna Parker (ENG), Hyun Soo Kim (KOR), Louise Larsson (SWE), Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP), Noora Tamminen (FIN), Caroline Bon (NZL), Hannah Burke (ENG), Alison Whitaker (AUS)

76 - Ginny Brown (USA), Adriana Brent (AUS), Danielle Montgomery (ENG), Victoria Elizabeth (USA), Carly Booth (SCO), Lauren Mielbrecht (USA), Diana Luna (ITA), Jessica Speechley (AUS) , Jean Chua (MYS) , Vikki Laing (SCO) , Becky Brewerton (WAL) , Tamara Johns (AUS) , Kylie Walker (SCO) , Caroline Afonso (FRA) , Jenna Hunter (NZL)

77 - Sarah King (AUS), Giulia Molinaro (ITA), Song Yi Park (KOR), Tamie Durdin (AUS), Giulia Sergas (ITA), Stacey Tate (NZL), Holly Clyburn (ENG), Vicky Hurst (USA), Titiya Plucksataporn (THA) , Nikki Garrett (AUS) , Kyla Inaba (CAN)

78 - Julia Boland (AUS), Stephanie Na (AUS), Hyun Myung Kim (KOR), Hsin Ning Yeh (TPE), Ashlee Dewhurst (AUS), Nikki Campbell (AUS), Lee Park (AUS), Lauren Hibbert (AUS), Alexandra Vilatte (FRA), Da Eun Kim (KOR), Brooke Pancake (USA), Grace Lennon (AUS), Marta Silva Zamora (ESP), Emma De Groot (AUS)

79 - Whitney Hillier (AUS), Elmay Viking (NZL), Phillis Meti (NZL), Hee Won Na (KOR), Elissa-Jayne Orr (AUS), Minea Blomqvist (FIN), Chloe Leurquin (BEL), Karen Pearce (AUS)

80 - Anya Alvarez (USA), Jiae Hwang (KOR), Rebecca Green (AUS)

81 - Nicky Henderson (AUS), Jiwon Jeon (AUS), Corie Hou (AUS), Mi Hee Jung (KOR), Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)

82 - Joanne Mills (AUS), Cindy Lacrosse (USA), Amy Walsh (AUS), Ashley Ona (AUS)

84 - Jana Welsford (AUS)

86 - Mianne Bagger (DEN)

87 - Georgina Simpson (ENG), Jody Fleming (AUS)