Rawson, who is targeting her maiden professional victory, played earlier in the day and dropped just one shot during her opening round of 69. She said: “I didn’t putt very well on the front nine and then I thought, screw it, and they started to go in. You can make it so hard for yourself. Look and shoot!

Rawson, a part time model, has been disappointed with her season so far, despite a tie for 10th at the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour and a best finish of T13th at the LPGA State Farm Classic in America.

“I started well in Australia and then I did not like playing golf for the first six months. I was really not enjoying playing on the LPGA and I got a bad attitude.” She said that she has improved since seeing a sports psychologist, Kevin Sverduk.

“I just decided that I’m going to enjoy it and stop thinking of the future. I always think ahead, like, “What do I want to do next year, or do I want to play golf? I don’t know if I want to.” I have to just think about this year.”

Sharing a five way tie for sixth place at two under were South Koreans Hyun Hwa Sim, Ae Ree Pyun, Hyun Hee Moon, Soo-Jin Yang and So Young Kim.

The top ranked European player in the field at No.3 on the LET’s Henderson Money List, Becky Brewerton was forced to settle for a tie for 15th at one over with 10 other players. She said: “I’m quite happy because it was tough and I managed to battle through. I’ll keep going and hope to do better.”