Lorena Ochoa shot a 7-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round yesterday of the Evian Masters in Evian-les-Bains, France.
The 26-year-old Ochoa started with a birdie on the first hole and added six more on the back nine in a bogey-free round. Ahn Sun-ju, Candie Kung, and Angela Park trailed by one stroke.
"I'm just glad I'm at the top," Ochoa said. "I had a slow start. I made birdie on the first hole and didn't give myself a lot of birdie chances. I had a break on 10 and 11. I got really good confidence and started feeling good over the ball and the putting."
Laura Diaz (67) shared third place, finishing with birdies on five of the last eight holes.
PGA - Mike Weir gave Canadian Open fans what they came to see on another rainy day at Glen Abbey.
The Canadian icon shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 in Oakville, Ontario, for a share of the lead with Anthony Kim and Eric Axley during the suspended first round. Only half of the players were able to finish the round that was delayed for 5 hours 42 minutes.
Richard Johnson, J.P. Hayes, Nicholas Thompson, Ryan Armour and Jason Allred shot 67s on the course saturated by 8 inches of rain in six days. John Senden and Charley Hoffman were 4 under.
Senior British Open - Four days after nearly making history at the British Open, Greg Norman labored to a 4-over 75 in the opening round of the Seniors version to finish seven shots behind co-leaders Bruce Vaughan and Eduardo Romero in Troon, Scotland.
Vaughan made eight birdies for a 3-under 68 on the links course. Romero had only one bogey, driving into a fairway bunker at the par-5 sixth hole.