Indian golfers Aditi Ashok and Diksha Sagar got off to a disappointing start to the 2022 AIG Women’s Open here. The Indians entered this tournament through qualifying in North Berwick earlier this week.
Aditi opened with a 2 of 73 and was at T-56, while Diksha scored a 77 and was at T-118.
The Indians will need a solid second round to keep any hopes of making a cut.
Japan’s Hinako Shiburo tops the standings as she shot a first-round 65 (-60) as she had a one-shot lead over American Jessica Korda, who sits alone in second place with five below normal.
Shibuno, 23, won the Open in 2019 at Woburn, his first event outside his country.
She got off to a quick start with three birdies in a row before dropping a shot in the fourth.
The Japanese star chained birdies on the fifth and ninth holes to go around 32 (-4) before birdying three more and a bogey on his back nine for a round of six under par.
Scotland’s Louise Duncan and Mexico’s Gaby Lopez tied for third at four under par, with Lopez having a bogey-free day.
Duncan, who won the 2021 Smyth Salver at Carnoustie, had an up-and-down round with two bogeys, four birdies and an eagle for his 67.
Five players are tied for fifth at three under par after 18 holes, including 2022 Race to Costa del Sol leader Maja Stark, France’s Céline Boutier and England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
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