The 29-year-old has been a sufferer of Europe’s airport baggage disaster, her bag containing all her garments stranded in Zurich Airport.
But with an outfit cobbled collectively from spares from associates, the professional store and people gadgets in her mercifully delivered golfbag with golf equipment, she put collectively a five-under 66 to lie one behind Japan’s Hinako Shibuno.
Jessica Korda has spent the week on the AIG Girls’s Open within the incorrect trousers, however the elder of the Korda sisters isn’t involved about model apart from that required to play hyperlinks golf.
“Monday I wore Megan Khang’s pants,” she mentioned. “Tuesday, I wore my sister’s pants and Wednesday I wore Alison Lee’s pants. And at the moment I’m carrying FootJoy pants.
“My garments are the massive factor. Aside from that, sponsor’s hats. I’m carrying a Muirfield hat proper now.
“And quite a lot of my heat stuff. My hand heaters, my fingers get actually chilly so I put on gloves on a regular basis.
“That, and I’ve received quite a lot of warmth patches for my decrease again and my nutritional vitamins, and I don’t have that.”
However there was nothing else to try this knuckle down, she added.
“I gave up on (getting the bag in time) by Wednesday. If it comes right here, nice, but when not, it’s what it’s. Now I’m taking part in a golf match.
“FootJoy despatched me a bunch of garments and we’ll simply attempt to determine it out from there.”
Jessica was within the early half – and clearly the higher one when it comes to circumstances. Solely Min Jee Kim and Celine Boutier actually appeared excessive on the leaderboard within the afternoon wave, with three-under 68s.
For chief Shibuno, it’s good reminiscences of three years in the past when she got here from nowhere to win at Woburn when she was simply 20.
“I used to be wanting on the leaderboards, and remembering that,” she mentioned. “It’s uncommon to be ready like this. It takes me again (to 2019), it actually appears like then.”