CHARLESTON, S.C. — It looks as though experience might not matter at the United States Women’s Open, at least not in Thursday’s opening round.
Mamiko Higa of Japan shot the lowest round in an Open debut with a bogey-free six-under-par 65. She was a shot ahead of another first-timer, the 20-year-old Esther Henseleit of Germany, and the 19-year-old American amateur Gina Kim, who played two rounds at last year’s event before missing the cut.
Higa, 25, said through an interpreter that this was “maybe one of the top, highest-level” tournaments she had played in.
None of the young golfers appeared rattled by the moment.
Higa had birdies on three straight holes, and on five of her first 10, going five under before most others had started. Henseleit, also bogey free, had two birdies over her final six holes. And Kim had an eagle and four birdies on her final eight holes.
“It feels amazing,” said Kim, who helped Duke win the women’s N.C.A.A. title this month. “This is something I dreamed of as a little girl. So being able to finish out strong like that really shows I’m ready to be here.”
Higa tied for the third-lowest round in U.S. Women’s Open history. Helen Alfredsson holds the record with a 63 in the opening round in 1994.
Céline Boutier of France shot a 67 on Thursday. Sei Young Kim of South Korea and Azahara Muñoz of Spain were tied at 68. Seven others, including the American sisters Jessica and Nelly Korda and another American amateur, Andrea Lee, were tied at 69.
Higa has won five times on the Japan L.P.G.A. Tour, including an event in March, but may be best known in her country for marrying the sumo wrestler Ikiori last fall on their shared birthday, Oct. 11.
She qualified for the Open as a top-five money winner on the Japanese tour and for being among the top 50 in the world rankings. Still, Higa did not hold out much hope that she could succeed on a course she had not played before last weekend.
But Higa got going quickly with birdies on the third, fourth and fifth holes. She got streaky again on the ninth and the 10th, putting a bunker shot within 3 feet for a tap-in birdie on No. 9 and rolling in a 25-footer on the 10th and moving to five under.
Higa struck once more on the par-3 17th with her tee shot landing inside 8 feet for a final birdie.
Higa said she had arrived Saturday expecting little, much less to lead the major event. “I not only golf, but I enjoy the life here,” she said through an interpreter. “And I just enjoyed 18 holes today.”
Henseleit was a German youth champion who has had six top-10 finishes in seven Ladies European Tour events this season.
She finished as the first alternate in London qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open and waited fretfully for several weeks before the call came saying that she was in. Like Higa, Henseleit also played without a bogey and moved to a shot behind Higa’s lead on the par-5 fifth — Henseleit started her round on the 10th hole — when she put her approach inside 3 feet of the cup for a birdie.
“It’s a completely new experience for me to play here, and the grandstands are huge and very many people around,” she said. “But I don’t feel like it’s too much for me. So I really like that.”
Gina Kim made bogey on her 15th hole and fell back but struck for the eagle two holes later. She was 141 yards away in a fairway bunker on the eighth hole when her 8-iron landed on the green and tracked into the cup.
“I didn’t even realize it went into the hole until people started screaming at the green,” she said.
On her front nine, Kim chipped in for birdie from the bunker on the 17th.
Kim had a 25-footer for eagle on her closing hole, the par-5 ninth, and tapped in for birdie.
Jin Young Ko of South Korea, who is ranked No. 1 in the world and won the major ANA Inspiration in April, opened with a 72, as did the defending champion, Ariya Jutanugarn. Jennifer Kupcho, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner, and Maria Fassi, the N.C.A.A. women’s individual champion, both played their first rounds as professionals. Kupcho shot a 71, and Fassi had a 72.
Most of those in the afternoon half could not have liked the dried-out fairways and crunchy greens on a hot day. Just six of those who teed off later broke par, compared with 18 among the morning starters.
Players faced sticky, humid conditions as temperatures reached the mid-90s. Nelly Korda, four shots behind after an opening 69, thought that the bright sun and the heat were taxing on players. “I got a little lightheaded toward the end of the round,” she said. “But I drank a lot of water.”
Conditions are expected to remain similar through Sunday.B:
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