Tokyo Olympics: Madelene Sagstrom Leads After Day One

Madelene Sagstrom Leads Tokyo Olympics
Madelene Sagstrom of Team Sweden waits on the 17th green during the first round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasumigaseki CC on Aug 4, 2021 in Kawagoe, Japan. (Photo by Chris Trotman via Getty Images)

After day one of the Women’s Golf Competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Madelene Sagstrom was atop the leaderboard with a 5-under 66.

The Swede finished her opening round with a bogey-free scorecard, featuring 13 pars and five birdies.

One back was world No.1 Nelly Korda who shot a 4-under 67. The American overcame two bogeys on her first four holes by finishing her final 14 holes bogey-free along with five birdies.

“I’m hoping I’m in total control, it’s golf at the end of the day,” said Korda, who is making her Olympics debut.

“I kind of sprayed some shots out to the right on my last two holes with my irons, but you’re going to have that, you’re going to lose a little bit of concentration.”

She was tied for second with Aditi Ashok of India.

Rounding out the top-5 leaders were Carlota Ciganda, Matilda Castren and Jin Young Ko, who were T4 on 3 under.

Danielle Kang, Sei Young Kim and Inbee Park headlined a logjam of eight players tied for seventh on 2 under.

Americans Jessica Korda (71) and Lexi Thompson (72) were well off the pace after day one.


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Round-1 Leaderboard: Top-10

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Madelene Sagstrom -5 (66)
2. Nelly Korda -4(67)
2. Aditi Ashok -4 (67)
4. Carlota Ciganda -3 (68)
4. Matilda Castren -3 (68)
4. Jin Young Ko -3 (68)
7. Danielle Kang -2 (69)
7. Sei Young Kim -2 (69)
7. Inbee Park -2 (69)
7. Nanna Koerstz Madsen -2 (69)
7. Azahara Munoz -2 (69)
7. Wei-Ling Hsu -2 (69)
7. Min Lee -2 (69)
7. Bianca Pagdanganan -2 (69)
7. Inbee Park -2 (69)
7. Klara Spilkova -2 (69)

Notables

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
16. Lydia Ko -1 (70)
16. Nasa Hataoka -1 (70)
23. Jessica Korda E (71)
23. Minjee Lee E (71)
23. Leona Maguire E (71)
36. Lexi Thompson +1 (72)
36. Anna Nordqvist +1 (72)
41. Mel Reid +2 (73)
47. Brooke Henderson +3 (74)
47. Shanshan Feng +3 (74)
58. Ariya Jutanugarn +6 (77)

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