The lucky of the draw was in full affect for round one of the ANA Inspiration.

The early starters found near perfect conditions with a slight breeze picking up towards the end. The players at the later end of the draw battle gusts of wind up to 80mph before play was suspended for the day.

Gallery and notes for round one of ANA Inspiration:

Solheim Cup stalwart Karine Icher sits at the top of the leaderboard after coming out firing with her opening 67 (-5) with 7 birdies and 2 bogeys on her card.

Icher is yet to win on the LPGA but has had 43 top 10 finishes. After her round she spoke to the Golf Channel as said “I’m probably the player with the most top 10s without winning, so I’m used to it,

Icher is closely followed by Michelle Wie, So Yeon Ryu, amateur Seong and Lexi Thompson.

After her round Ryu said “I know it sounds weird after I shot 68, but still, my shot wasn’t really, like really sharp compared to the last few weeks. I really want to get the really sharp shot and hopefully have a really good round for the next three days.”

After her first round in a major amateur Seong said “My hands shake a little bit. But I just playing very well, and I was hole-in-one today on hole No. 5. That’s good memory today.”


More to follow when round one resumes tomorrow

Alex Perry


Alex is a Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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