Published July 28, 2010
SOUTHPORT, England – Top-ranked Jiyai Shin and Julie Inkster took the early clubhouse lead at the Women's British Open after shooting 1-under 71 in the first round at Royal Birkdale.
Shin bogeyed the second hole Thursday but recovered with birdies on No. 3 and 18, while Inkster mixed five birdies with four bogeys in an inconsistent round. The 50-year-old American dropped shots on each of the first two holes, before birdies on four of the next six.