The first major of the women's golf season is launched at Carlton Woods and after the first round, it is the American Lauren Coughlin who places herself at the top of the Chevron Championship with a score of -6. Nelly Korda is once again in the mix, second, two shots behind the leader. Tough day for our French women Céline Boutier and Perrine Delacour who rank 86th and 115th respectively.

Lauren Coughlin sole leader of the Chevron Championship, the French left behind

Lauren Coughlin during the first round of the Chevron Championship – via Twitter @LPGA

After the first round of the Chevron Championship, it is an American who leads the dance, Lauren Coughlin, with a score of -6. Her efficient long game, only one missed fairway, coupled with brilliant putting allowed her to take sole control of this first major of the season with two shots in advance.

In second position, we find three players including the inevitable Nelly Korda. The American is riding four consecutive successes on the LPGA Tour and hopes to add a 5th title to her series. She is still chasing a second major victory, even though she has a large number of tournaments under her belt. With a score of 68 (-4), she is placed alongside Marina Alex and Minami Katsu.

Tough day for our French girls at Carlton Woods. Céline Boutier and Perrine Delacour play above par with respective scores of +3 and +5. The French number 1 really struggled with her game, missing many greens. Fortunately, she was able to count on efficient putting and short play, allowing her to limit the damage in this first round: she only hit seven greens in regulation. Our two representatives will have work to do if they want to be there this weekend.

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