Paula Reto was in a share of 39th after a two-over-par 74 in the first round of the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.
Reto made three birdies and five bogeys, and was six shots off the lead which was shared by China’s Xiyu Lin and Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim. That pair had a one-stroke lead over six players, including Irish amateur Aine Donegan. Also in the group one shot back was Leona Maguire.
Defending champion Minlee Lee of Australia was in a share of 21st on level-par.
South Africa’s AIG Women’s Open champion Ashleigh Buhai opened with a three-over-par 75 for a share of 66th.