Anna Zanusso of Italy is in the lead after the first round of the seventh-annual ANNIKA Invitational Europe at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club in Stockholm. Despite some tough conditions including strong wind, rain and even some hail, she carded a 3-under-par including an eagle on No. 7. She holds a two-shot lead over Norwegian, Franziska Sliper, heading into the second round.
“My tee shots and putting was the key today - and my eagle on a par five. A good drive, a poor hybrid and a very good nine iron 140 feet and the ball was in the hole”, Zanusso said.
Swedish natives Ingrid Lindblad and Andrea Grimberg Lignell, both on the Girls national team who won a bronze medal in the Team World Cup last week in Japan, are three and five shots behind the Italian.
After the first round, the girls were treated to a clinic with Annika where she shared some insights on technique as well as the mental side of the game.
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