Paula Reto of South Africa set a course file with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 62 to take a two-shot lead on the CP Women’s Open on Thursday at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Ontario.
Reto began her spherical on the again 9 and racked up six of her 9 birdies there for a 29 on the flip. She leadsSouth Korea’s Narin An (7-under 64) by two.
“I played (the) back nine twice for practice, and I just … like the approach shots and the tee shots on that nine, which fits my eye pretty well,” Reto stated. “Then I hit a couple close shots, which made it easy. Then when a few putts went in you kind of get comfortable and sort of one shot at a time after that. It does make a difference.”
Reto tapped in her ninth and closing birdie at her closing gap, the par-5 ninth, to set the brand new low mark. The earlier course file was held by Canadian fan favourite and two-time main winner Brooke Henderson.
“I didn’t know it was the course record, so kind of finding out after my round takes the pressure off,” Reto stated of bettering Henderson’s 63 in 2017. “So I’m happy about it. You know, I’m hoping to do some more good rounds coming here.”
An additionally performed bogey-free golf with seven birdies, together with at three of the 5 par-3 holes.
Emma Talley, Lilia Vu and Robynn Ree had been tied for third at 6-under 65. Talley opened with 9 pars earlier than doing all her harm on the again 9 — 4 birdies and one hole-in-one.
At the par-3 thirteenth gap, Talley knocked her tee shot proper on the pin and watched because it took two brief hops earlier than rolling in.
“It was so cool,” Talley stated. “I’m getting chills as we communicate, as a result of (taking part in accomplice Elizabeth Szokol) hit first, and I’m fairly positive hers lipped out, after which I hit mine within the gap.
“I hit an easy 6 iron. I forgot the number already, but hit an easy 6 iron and it was a perfect shot.”
Szokol shot a 5-under 66 and was half of a big tie for sixth that additionally included world No. 6 Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand, world No. 9 Nasa Hataoka of Japan and 19-year-old Lucy Li. A former baby phenom who certified for the U.S. Women’s Open at 11 years outdated, Li is taking part in on a sponsor’s exemption after incomes her LPGA Tour card for 2023.
The low Canadians by way of one spherical had been Alena Sharp and Maddie Szeryk at 4-under 67. Henderson, who received the occasion in 2018, shot a 2-under 69.
Danielle Kang returned from an 11-week absence attributable to a tumor on her backbone to shoot 67.
“Story of my day was put the work in,” Kang stated. “I know that people around me have helped me get here, to stand here in front of you guys today to perform and play. I just feel good. I felt great that I was able to compete. I wasn’t really worried about anything else.”
–Field Level Media