Charley Hull makes strong start


England’s Charley Hull started strongly at the Women’s British Open at Woburn in her bid to win a first major title. Hull, 23, ended her first round with a birdie on the 18th for a five-under-par 67 on her home course, one shot off clubhouse leaders Hinako Shibuno of Japan and America’s Danielle Kang.
Korean world number two Park Sung-hyun is level with Hull on five under. England’s Georgia Hall began her title defence at 12:16 BST. The 23-year-old won her first major by two shots at Royal Lytham & St Annes ahead of Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum.

South Korea’s world number one Ko Jin-young is bidding for a third successive major title, and started her first round at 12:38 BST.

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