Sweden’s Linnea Strom carded a superb round of 4-under par 68 to top the leaderboard at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open Thursday.
“The wind was tricky out there, and the course was pretty firm, so if you don’t hit it where you want to, it can pretty much bounce anywhere. I played steady today, I had eight birdies, but I made some mistakes as well, but overall, I am pretty happy with the score; there are still some things I need to figure out, especially in the right to left wind, but hopefully, I can work that out tomorrow and continue to play well,” said Strom.
However, for the Kenyan contingent, Bhavi Shah and Faith Chemutai occupied the bottom two places on the leaderboard with opening rounds of 20-over par and 17-over par, respectively.
Naomi Wafula ended the round tied in 87th with a score of 11-over par, while Mercy Nyanchama ended the round as the highest-ranked Kenyan at 7-over par.
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Day One Leaderboard: Magical Kenya Ladies Open – Scores For Round 1
1 Linnea Strom (SWE) -4
2 Emma Grechi (FRA) -2
3 Amy Boulden (WAL) -1
4 Julia Engstrom (SWE) -1
5 Elina Nummenpaa (FIN) Par
74 Mercy Nyanchama (KEN) (A) +7
93 Faith Chemutai (KEN) (A) +17
94 Bhavi Shah (KEN) +20