Pace cards 68 in opening round in New York

Oct 15, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Lee-Anne Pace opened with a four-under-par 68 on Thursday in the opening round of the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series event in New York to be part of a six-way share of second in the 54-hole tournament.

The reigning South African Women’s Open champion made seven birdies and three bogeys at Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, New York, to finish three shots behind the first-round leader, Jessica Korda of the United States. Pace shared second with France’s Pauline Roussin Buchard, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, Daniel Kang of the United States, Slovenian Pai Babnik and England’s Bronte Law.

That group in a share of second were one shot clear of five players in a share of eighth, including world number one, Nelly Korda.

Stacy Lee Bregman opened with a four-over 76 and Lejan Lewthwaite had a nine-over 81.

In the team competition, Team Strom sit at the top of the leaderboard and have a two-shot lead at the end of the first day. The quartet of Linnea Strom, Jenny Haglund, Lucie Malchirand and Cho Minn Thant produced a bogey-free day as a team, making the turn in eight-under and finishing at 18-under-par thanks to a birdie-net-eagle from amateur Thant on the 18th.

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