Ladies Scottish Open. Trish Johnson Leads. August 29 2014

White Dragon GolfAberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scotland Open presented by EventScotland Trish Johnson leads the Ladies Scottish Open in East Lothian. [caption id="attachment_6582" align="alignnone" width="300"]Ladies Scottish Open Trish Johnson and amateur partner Alan Hanse, on the left / Getty Images[/caption] Trish opened with a first round -6 under par 66 at the Ladies Scottish Open, where a Pro/Am team event runs concurrently with the Ladies singles. In the blustery conditions Trish managed to give herself a three shot lead, which was pretty amazing as she is recovering from a back injury; “To be honest I didn’t have huge expectations this week because I haven’t practised for a week and I had a bit of a tough situation with my back but I think that probably helped me in the end because low expectations was better." "I started with three birdies, which was nice, rolled a good birdie at the first and a two-putt birdie at the second and a four or five footer at the third, so that was good for the confidence. I knocked it stiff at the fifth so I was four under and I didn’t do an awful lot wrong. I made a bogey on seven, but that was a monstrous hole today, playing straight into the wind. " The back nine played really well and I putted really well. I picked up an old putter out of the garage that a friend was using, a two-ball putter, so I asked if I could use it and that’s the best I’ve putted in donkey’s years, so let’s hope it continues.” This is the fifth and final year of the tournament at Archerfield Links, and Trish would like to get a win in the event, although in the 2013 competition, Trish and amateur partner Alan Hansen won the team competition; "The first year I was pretty unlucky because the last three holes, the heavens opened and it was straight into the teeth of the wind and I had a two shot lead and bogeyed the last three holes to lose by one." “Two years ago, I was seven under after 11 holes and I think I had the lead, when Carly won, and I got a flier out of the rough on 14 and made double and then played very poorly coming in. I’d like to think experience holds some hope for me but I wouldn’t count on it. It’s confidence. I like the golf course and I hope I can continue to play well for the next couple of rounds.” Anne-Lise Caudel holds second place on her own at -3 under par, while three Ladies share third place at -2 under par. The team event is led by Nikki Campbell and amateur partner Corbett at -10 under par.