|Italy’s Anna Rossi, tied for second|
“I started out with a shaky par but after that I had like five lip outs pretty much. It hit the edge but nothing went in. I was just level par making the turn and I didn’t really feel that great but in a way I felt like it could have been a bit better. All of a sudden, making a nice putt on number two and all of a sudden the ball found the hole on several holes. There is really no difference. It’s just sometimes putts go in and sometimes they don’t.”
Sorenstam hopes to secure the title for the seventh time, having won it six times from 1997 to 2006, when it has been called the Compaq Open, HP Open and Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika.
“Today is just Thursday so it’s great to get off to a good start but you have to stay in the moment. There are three more days, anything can happen but it’s the lowest round I’ve had in a while and it’s fun,” she said.
Head, who bases herself in Orlando, Florida, posted five birdies on the front nine, coming back with two birdies and two bogeys.
She was seven-under-par after 16, but bogeyed the last two holes, missing the green on 17 and then hitting her drive into the water on the par-four 18th.
“It was a good score out there today because of the rain; it was quite tough,” said Head. “I was a little bit disappointed as I was seven-under and bogeyed the last two holes.