Ayaka Furue got off to a solid start in Evian. Perrin Delacour also …

Despite Stealth, the only one of her day, being quickly ceded on the fourth hole (at age 13), Japanese Ayaka Furue (photo) got off to a great start by signing a whopping 63 (-8) allowing her to score a point. ahead of American Nelly Korda and Canadian Brooke M. Henderson. In search of Evian’s first scanned cut, Perrine Delacour kicked off her week perfectly with an excellent 66 (-5). The French ranked No. 1 globally ranked company, Jin Young-koo, winner here in 2019.


fourth onEvian Resort Golf Club Last year after I published four cards in the 1960s (66, 68, 68, 67), Ayaka Forio He clearly has followers in ideas. The Japanese, at just 22 years old, is this season’s rookie in LPGA TourShe has already improved her personal brand on the shores of Lake Geneva. An especially majestic 63 (-8) was built on the back of the Haute-Savoie road with no fewer than five successful birds between holes 2 and 9.

Called since day 10, however, the current 31st player in the world had a slight problem with ignition, and quickly waived a Specter – the only one from her day – on the fourth level from Day 13 before continuing to play with four sparrows on the next five holes. A leader after eighteen holes, she is just one step ahead of America Nelly KordaOlympic title holder, clear author 64 (-7), and Canadian Brooke M. Hendersonalready as fiercely competitive as the eagle as a great finale on its last hole (average 5 out of 9).

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American Cheyenne Knight He sits alone in fourth at -6 (65) as a group of five players outsmarting the top five at the 2022 edition ofAmundi Evian Championship. Among them Perrin Delacour. Lacking standards on this route as she never managed to cross the pieces in two attempts (2017 and 2021), the Picardiy member on Thursday’s LPGA Tour was very strong with seven birds for two. At -5 (66), she shares this position with some of the top favorites for the final win like NZ Lydia Koovictorious in the 2015 edition, or No. 1 globally, South Korea Jin Young Koo2019 winner.

The other three French women are high on the leaderboard. in hard after you finish going in 38 (+2), Pauline Rossin Bouchard He was able to raise the bar on rewind (part of 10) with two planes – on par 3 of 2 and par 5 of number 7 – to return a card at level (71). The LPGA Tour rookie – too – is ranked 64th on the top Celine Potterand own 72 (+1) to start.

There were some frustrating encounters and some strategic errors in placesPauline Rossin-Bouchard emphasizes our colleagues’ microphone from Figaro Golf. But I can’t say it was a bad first day. So I take (Laugh). There were a lot of good things. So we have to build on that. It’s a good dynamic. »

Not really comfortable on this mountain track, Celine Poitier (despite having two Top 30 (29) in 2014 and 2021) lined up two bogeys in her first two holes (10 and 11) and ran all day after that handicap. Back in the overall average after two flies at 14 and then at 1, the 23rd in the world suffered the last bogey at level 3 out of 8. The Dallas (Texas)-based Fransilian ranks 84th on the leaderboard.

My game is not farsummarizes Céline Poitier to our colleagues from Figaro Golf. I’ll just try to make a better tomorrow. I stayed a little bit on the greens. But I will try to score as low as possible… I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve been here, even though it was last September. It’s fun to play in front of your audience! »

72 also for Agathe Laysinpart at dawn from tee #1. In the all-morning difficulty despite ideal playing conditions, Racingwoman, who is also a member of this year’s LPGA Tour, somewhat mitigated this challenging first round by achieving a superb level 5 Eagle from 18.

So the four French women can still hope to cross the default cut-off set in 24 hours and thus achieve a clear run, as was the case in 2016 when Karen Escher, Isabelle Bueno, Joanna Clatten and Celine Herben validated their ticket. weekend.


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