What the USGA no longer achieved for some time, stopping technology in the hands of the best players in the world since the beginning of a US Open, she achieved this by allying herself with the Lancaster Country Club from the first day of the US Women’s Open. Once the first day was over, after 18 holes, only four golfers finished in the red, with the Japanese Yuka Saso as the leader with 68 strokes, two under par.

Saso, winner of the 2021 edition, set the pace with the American Andrea Lee, the Thai Wichanee Meechai and the surprising French amateur Adela Cernousek by one stroke, on a day where the most news was the 10 strokes of the world number 1 Nelly Korda, on the 12th hole, the third of her round, which ruined any chance of victory for the sensation of the year. Korda finished with 80 strokes like another illustrious, the New Zealander Lidia Ko.

Cernousek, who won the NCAA National Individual Championship playing for Texas A&M University – that of the Spanish sisters Cayetana and Blanca Fernández Garcia-Poggio-, participate in their first US Open at 20 years old. The Frenchwoman, who earned her spot through a 36-hole qualifier at Golfcrest Country Club in Pearland, Texas, has her college coach, and husband of Solheim captain Stacy Lewis, Gerrod Chadwell, in the bag this week

The only Spaniard in the tournament, Carlota Ciganda, defended herself well. He shot 72 shots, two over par, with two birdies and four bogeys. A remarkable card if you also take into account that he could not take advantage of any of the two par 5s on the Pennsylvania course.

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