L.E.T. Evian Championship. Mika Miyazato Leads. September 13 2013

Mika Miyazato lead the Evian Championship at the conclusion of the first round on Friday at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France. Mika Miyazato / Getty Mika shot a -6 under par 65 to top the leaderboard in the first round of the troubled Evian Masters tournament. Based on the current weather forecast models for the next 72 hours, tournament officials will target the completion of 54 holes with a 36-hole cut to top-70 and ties. Mika was happy with her course management today; " Pretty good is the course management, I think almost 17 green regulation today, so pretty good second shot.” In second place at -5 under par are  Sandra Gal, Se Ri Pak  and Suzann Petterson. Sandra had a bogey free round; “I was lucky, because I hit the hole on 14, I had a downhill putt on that par three, but that was the longest one. I did not play well here before. They made the course a little bit longer, which suits me as a longer hitter as well as hitting creative shots into the greens so I’m pleased about these changes.” Se Ri confirmed the course now suited the longer hitters better; “You know, I mean, I'm pretty much one of the long, old-time players. So the Kraft, in the four majors I was looking for it, but now we got extra one more major. Now giving more better chances. I think that's a good thing. If happening this week, would be great. Really I'm looking forward to it. Of course three days to go. Just trying to go out there and do my best.” Suzann feels that her play is getting better and better; " I feel like I've been playing really good for about a year now, pretty much since I went to; well, pretty much since Asia last year I've been playing very consistent. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to get better and better. I've been putting in the time where I feel it's needed. For this moment, it's definitely the greens, getting more confidence in my putter, and that's pretty much what I've spent the most time doing pretty much since the U.S. Open. It's nice to see that the practice and training pays off fairly quick.” Also in the field this week is 16-year-old World Amateur number one Lydia Ko, she trying to become the third amateur to win a Major. She is trying to avoid the mistakes, and is currently at -3 under par for the tournament; " I haven't played that great in the majors this year, so I really wanted to be there. My dad normally comes with me when we train like at home, and I could always see him like saying, ‘Oh, it's all right’. He was a little disappointed as well. Hopefully I won't make those doubles and triples I made in other tournaments.”