Lisa Maguire got a taste of the caddying duties she will assume in Rio as twin sister Leona proved she can rub shoulders with the best by opening with a one under 71 in the Ricoh British Women’s Open at Woburn.
With Lisa on the bag in a dress rehearsal for the Olympic Games in Brazil, 21-year old Leona dropped her only stroke of the round at the third but birdied the seventh and ninth to turn in 35, then came home in level with nine straight par on her card.
Nine strokes adrift of leader Mirim Lee of Korea, who has a three-stroke lead over Thailand’s Ariya Jutarnugarn, Leona is still well placed to make the cut as she shares 31s place
Olivia Mehaffey signed for a three over 75 featuring one birdie and three bogeys and shares 107th.
Out in 36 with a dropped stroke on the opening hole and a birdie on the third Mehaffey, who captured the bronze medal at the European Championships in Sweden last weekend, slipped up a little on the homeward stretch, dropping strokes on 11, 13 and 17 .
Collated first round scores in the RICOH Women’s British Open, Woburn GC, Milton Keynes, par 72)
(a) denotes amateurs)
62 Mirim Lee (Kor)
65 Aryia Jutanugarn (Tha)
66 Shanshan Feng (Chn)
67 Mi Hyang Lee (Kor), Stacy Lewis (USA)
68 Ha Na Jang (Kor), Azahara Munoz (Spa), Alena Sharp (Can), Mo Martin (USA), Sarah-Jane Smith (Aus)
69 Mika Miyazato (Jpn), Karrie Webb (Aus), In Kyung Kim (Kor), Sei Young Kim (Kor), Beatriz Recari (Spa), Brittany Lincicome (USA), (a) Maria Parra (Spa), Charley Hull, Yani Tseng (Tai), So Yeon Ryu (Kor), Teresa Lu (Tai), Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha)
70 Catriona Matthew, Beth Allen (USA), Sandra Gal (Ger), Camilla Lennarth (Swe), Jennifer Song (USA), Vicky Hurst (USA), Hannah O’Sullivan (a) (USA), Bronte Law
71 Marina Alex (USA), Laetitia Beck (Isr), Tiffany Joh (USA), Maude-Aimee Leblanc (Fra), Angel Yin (USA), Brittany Altomare (USA), Megan Khang (USA), Minjee Lee (Aus), Brooke M. Henderson (Can), Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Ashleigh Simon (Rsa), Luna Sobron (Spa), Angela Stanford (USA), Alison Lee (USA), (a) Leona Maguire
72 Felicity Johnson, Cristie Kerr (USA), Melissa Reid, Ryann O’Toole (USA), Amy Boulden, In Gee Chun (Kor), Brittany Lang (USA), Cydney Clanton (USA), Jiyai Shin (Kor), Isabella Ramsay (Swe), Annie Park (USA), Marta Sanz Barrio (Spa), Lexi Thompson (USA), Maria McBride (Swe), Candie Kung (Tai), Sung Hyun Park (Kor), Ai Suzuki (Jpn), Nicole Broch Larsen (Den), Anna Nordqvist (Swe), Gaby Lopez (Mex), Haru Nomura (Jpn), Hee kyung Bae (Kor), Lizette Salas (USA), Isabelle Boineau (Fra)
73 Emily K Pedersen (Den), Cheyenne Woods (USA), Nuria Iturrios (Spa), Kelly Shon (USA), Karine Icher (Fra), Jenny Shin (USA), Kim Kaufman (USA), Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Den), Liz Young, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa), Yukari Nishiyama (Jpn), Suzann Pettersen (Nor), Su-hyun Oh (Kor), Ai Miyazato (Jpn), Gerina Piller (USA), Lydia Hall, Na Yeon Choi (Kor), Paula Reto (Rsa), Pernilla Lindberg (Swe)
74 Lina Boqvist (Swe), Chloe Leurquin (Bel), Holly Clyburn, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha), Becky Morgan, Carlota Ciganda (Spa), Hee Young Park (Kor), Mina Harigae (USA), Mariajo Uribe (Col), Nontaya Srisawang (Tha), Sun Young Yoo (Kor), Eun-Hee Ji (Kor), Christina Kim (USA), Lydia Ko (Nzl), Wei-Ling Hsu (Tai), Sakura Yokomine (Jpn), Laura Davies, Mi Jung Hur (Kor)
75 Chella Choi (Kor), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor), Charlotte Ellis, Jacqui Concolino (USA), Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Austin Ernst (USA), Jessica Korda (USA), Jing Yan (Chn), Rebecca Artis (Aus), Brianna Do (USA), (a) Olivia Mehaffey, Hyo Joo Kim (Kor), Momoko Ueda (Jpn), Katie Burnett (USA), Danielle Kang (USA), Kelly Tan (Mas)
76 Ilhee Lee (Kor), Caroline Masson (Ger), Lee Lopez (USA), Paula Creamer (USA), Michelle Wie (USA), Asuka Kashwabara (Tai), Anne Van Dam (Ned), Florentyna Parker, Julia Engstrom (Swe)
77 Linda Wessberg (Swe), Caroline Hedwall (Swe), Georgia Hall, Morgan Pressel (USA), Q Baek (Kor), Noora Tamminen (Fin)
78 Xi Yu Lin (Chn), Maha Haddioui (Mar), Kylie Walker, Stacey Keating (Aus)
79 Pamela Pretswell, Aditi Ashok (a) (Ind)
80 Amelia Lewis (USA)