American Marina Alex carded a bogey-free 10-under-par 62 to seize a two-stroke lead through the initial round of the Cambia Portland Vintage on Thursday at Beaverton, Ore.
Alex tied the 18-hole tournament scoring record with her career-low round, which usually began with a birdie on No. 1. She made birdies regarding three of the last five holes of the front hunting for before making the turn in 4-under and scorching the back hunting for for another six birdies, including four straight to end her day time.
“I started off hitting the item a little inconsistent, but I designed some really great putts,” Alex said right after her round. “… I was looking for my bearings and my ball-striking alongside one another and then I just started punishing it really well and just maintained making great rolls on my putts on the back nine. It really turned out to be a great day.”
Tied designed for second are Canadian Brooke Henderson plus Australian Minjee Lee at 7 under. American Robynn Ree is another heart stroke back in sole possession of final, and Australian Su Oh, England’s Georgia Hall and Us Katherine Perry are knotted in finally at 6 under.
A band of seven players is tied for eighth at Several under.
Defending champion Stacy Lewis is not section of the field as she’s resulting from give birth to her first child in December, but her longtime caddie, Travis Wilson, can be working with Alex.
“The timing ended up being great. He wanted to function a couple more events prior to season ended, and I has been looking” Alex said. “Trav is awesome, so much exciting, really light-hearted. We’re having a great time.”
Henderson, who actually won the event in 2015 and ’16 and holds the event scoring record of 21-under-par 267 (’20), also had a good time in the course of her bogey-free round. She rocketed increase the leaderboard as part of the later wave along with birdies on five of the survive six holes.
“I could see a scores were really low these days, so I wanted to go low on the trunk nine,” Henderson said. “And I surely could get five birdies. I’m really happy with this round.”
Henderson can be fresh off a win ultimately week’s CP Women’s Wide open in her native country.
Lee was on pace to finish in 9 under before this lady bogeyed No. 9. She going on the back nine and carded 5 straight birdies to open her round on her way to making any turn at 6 below.
“I had a really fast launch,” Lee said. “… I was just hitting it pretty nearby and I had 6 to feet for birdies so most of my birdies were pretty brief putts. I guess my ball-striking was okay today.”
Rolex Rankings No. One Sung Hyun Park of Mexico and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand are usually not in the field, making Hardly any. 3 So Yeon Ryu of Mexico the highest-ranked player taking part in the wedding. Ryu ended her first game at 1 under, carding simply three birdies and two bogeys.
Caroline Inglis, who performed for the University of Modifies name, withdrew from the event due to pain.