Nordqvist, Song, Law share lead at Pure Silk tournament

Bronte Law of England watches her tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort on Thursday in Williamsburg, Virginia. — AFP

WILLIAMSBURG, United States — Sweden's Anna Nordqvist delivered a blistering six-under 65 at the LPGA Tour's Pure Silk tournament on Thursday for a share of the first round lead with Bronte Law and Jennifer Song.

Nordqvist rallied after bogeying her third hole as the Eskilstuna native made five birdies on the back nine including holes 13-16 at the Kingsmill Resort course.

"I feel like I've played a lot of good - well, can't say good golf - but I feel like I play a lot solid golf," Nordqvist said. "Just haven't really got anything out of it. Today was very consistent, solid, and didn't make any big mistakes."

England's Law fought the windy conditions but still turned in a bogey-free round. She chipped in for eagle on the par-five third hole and added a birdie on the par-four seventh.

"I started finding myself with a good score. Nothing more to it," Law said. "On days like this when it's windy just got to keep grinding all day, take the chances when they come."

Song birdied all three par fives in her bogey-free round in the final event before the US Women's Open next week at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina.

"It was a bogey-free round, so I was extremely happy about that," Song said. "Course conditions are great. Greens are firm and pretty much everything was going well.

"I was driving it well and I was getting it on the green. When I had a chance for birdie, I think I pretty much made all of them."

Canadian Brooke Henderson was a shot back with Katherine Perry, Jacqui Concolino, Gemma Dryburgh and Jasmine Suwannapura.

"I don't know if the wind was supposed to stay like this the rest of the week, but it makes the course a lot tougher," Henderson said. Angel Yin shot 67 and was alone in 10th place. — AFP