A top 20 featuring the two best French women of this first day, Perrine Delacour et Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, who both signed cards of 68 (-4). The first offered a nice offensive recital by returning seven birdies. A performance that is all the more remarkable as it is making its return this week to the LPGA Tour, after several months of hiatus. Not bad either for Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, who obviously took the double effect of her victory over the LET last week and the time difference between Arizona and Singapore very well.
Celine Boutier is not very far, also in ambush, after a first day in 69 (-3). the French n°1, who signed five birdies for two bogeys, occupies the 33rd position, four strokes behind the leaders. The start was, on the other hand, more complicated for Celine Herbinwho signed a 74 (+2) for a 126th place, and who will have to whip to cross the cut.