Yuka stumbled at the start of the US Open defense

Japan's Yuka Sasso plays his T-shot in the second hole during the first round of the 77th US Women's Open Championship at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club.

Yuka Sasso of Japan plays his T-shot on the second hole during the first round of the 77th US Women’s Open Championship at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. —AFP

Yuka Sasso missed a far more farewell than hit on Thursday and is in serious danger of missing a cut to defend the U.S. Women’s Open title as he shoots a 6-over-par-77, leading the Americans after 64 shots.

Sasso, who made the Philippines his first major golf champion with an impossible win over Japan’s NASA Hataoka in the play-offs last year, beat just 23 players on a 156-strong field and will need really fewer rounds in tough conditions like Pine Needles to move forward. On the weekends

“Results [off the tees] It wasn’t good and that’s the main problem, “Sasso told the Japan Times, chronicling all the Japanese players on the field, including Sasso, who chose his father’s citizenship. “Once you enter the course, it is very difficult to fix your T-shot. I have to adjust my game. “

Hataoka, meanwhile, finished in the first round as the best-ranked Japanese after Level 71.

After leading Swedish amateur Ingrid Lindblad most of the day, Harrig fired nine birdies against two bogies to end a shot outside the tournament record. Lingblad went on to score 65 to back the shot.

“I was confident that as long as I could hit it where I needed to, it would be a beautiful day,” Harige said. “But I didn’t think it would be good one day.”

The 32-year-old American, whose parents are from Japan, missed Helen Alfredson’s 63-year-old U.S. Women’s Open 18-hole record in 1994.

Lindblood, a 22-year-old standout from Louisiana State University, shot the lowest score by an amateur in the history of the tournament. He needed only 26 putts.

Australian Minji Lee, last month’s LPGA Founders’ Cup winner, fired a 67 to tie the knot with Ryan O’Toole, an American in the Sassor group, and Anna Nordquist of Sweden.

Lindblood, the world’s No. 2 amateur who has won four of her first five college events this year, cannot claim a record শীর্ষ 1.8 million top prize from a $ 10 million purse, the largest in women’s golf history.

“It would have been fun to win a little bit of money, but I’m going to stay in college a little longer,” Lindblad said.

The only amateur player to win the US Women’s Open in 1967 in Catherine Lacoste, France.

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