Hamilton, Ontario native Alena Sharp is continuing her string of fine play.
The tour veteran and 2016 Canadian Olympian got her Ricoh British Women’s Open underway on Thursday with a round of -4 (68). That was good enough to get the Brantford G&CC member into a share of 6th place.
She will have some work to do to catch the leader. Korea’s Mirim Lee opened with a 62, a stunning round of -10 on the Woburn Golf Club & Country Club course in Milton Keynes, England.
Two other Canadians are also in the field this week for this LPGA major championship.
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, already a major winner this year, started her tournament with a round of 71 (-1). Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, QC matched that total with a 71 of her own.
Said Henderson of her day, “I do feel I left some shots out there. I gave myself tons of opportunities. I’m pretty sure I hit 17 greens today, and a lot of them were good opportunities for birdie. Would have been nice to capitalise on a few more, and playing in the morning, the wind is a lot less and the greens are a lot softer, so it was definitely scoring conditions. Hopefully I’ll just go out there tomorrow afternoon and shoot a good number.”