Wind Wins First Round at Williams


Kelly Robbins and Gloria Park made good use of their wind-savvy skills on Friday, as each shot 2-under 68s to lead the first round at a blustery Williams Championship in Tulsa, Okla.
On a day when only four players managed to break par over a course that saw it blow upwards of 30 mph, experience proved a great equalizer come days end.
Robbins, who was schooled at the nearby University of Tulsa, was prime for the examination.
Theres nowhere with wind like it is here, she professed following her round. Its gusty all the time.
Park couldnt have agreed more.
The Australian-hardened golfer was 4-under through her first 14 holes of the day, but let her guard down slightly at the par-3 6th (her 15th).
'When I hit the ball I just hit it, and the wind came up and the ball was in air and got caught, and I was not close to the green and ended in the water,' she said of her tee shot on the hole, which led to a bogey.
Another bogey at No. 9 saw the Aussie fall another stroke back, tied with Robbins, and one ahead of Susie Redman and Rachel Teske, each of whom carded 1-under 69s.
Even fellow Australian and two-time major winner for 2001 Karrie Webb struggled on Day 1.
Webb shot a 4-over 74 for the day.
It was really tough out there, and you paid the penalty in bad shots, she said.
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