It's a good thing for these golfers they went as low as they did, because hot on their heels are some of the top-ranked players in the world:
- -3 Suzann Pettersen, So Yeon Ryu, Caroline Hedwall, Sandra Gal
- -2 Morgan Pressel, Eun-Hee Ji, Gerina Piller, Mina Harigae
- -1 Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Karrie Webb, Cristie Kerr, Shanshan Feng, Hee Young Park, Azahara Munoz, Pornanong Phatlum, and more
- E Se Ri Pak, Ya Ni Tseng, Paula Creamer, Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Caroline Masson, Carlota Ciganda, Jenny Shin, and Carly Booth
It was an awful day, though, for the Japanese golfers in the field, as Ai Miyazato was low among them with a 74 (thanks to 2 double bogeys on the back 9) and Ayako Uehara (thanks to no birdies and 2 doubles in her last 3 holes) was high with an 80. But they weren't alone in struggling, as Hee Kyung Seo and Catriona Matthew had to settle for 76s, Na Yeon Choi and Beatriz Recari for 75s, Brittany Lincicome, Jessica Korda, and Amy Yang for 74s, and Brittany Lang, Chella Choi, and Lizette Salas for 73s.
So clearly some players are getting out of the gates fast this year while others are furiously scraping the rust off their games (and brains). Let's see who puts it together over the next 54 holes!