Women's Golf at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Kasumigaseki GC: 4-7 August 2021
Day One, Madelene Sagstrom leads on 66
From Sky Sports:
Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom sits top of a strong leaderboard after the opening round of the women's golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
The world No 75 birdied five of her opening 10 holes on her way to a bogey-free 66 at hot and humid Kasumigaseki Country Club, giving her a one-shot advantage over world No 1 Nelly Korda and India's Aditi Ashok.
European duo Carlota Ciganda and Matilda Castren sit two off the pace alongside world No 2 Jin Young Ko, while five-time LPGA Tour winner Danielle Kang and defending Olympic champion Inbee Park are both in the group three behind. Read more
Leader Madelene Sagstrom certainly didn’t experience the 41C/105.8F afternoon heat index in her home country of Sweden, but she did attend Louisiana State University, now lives in Orlando, Florida, and has played in even worse furnace-like conditions in Thailand and Singapore. Read more
- Both the men’s and women’s golf competitions will be 72 holes of stroke play.
- The Olympic field is restricted to 60 players for each of the men’s and women’s competitions.
- Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place to the top three finishers in each competition. Ties for first, second and third place will be broken by sudden-death playoff.
- Players will be paired in threesomes... Read more
- Play is at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, East Course. Course flyover at the link.