This Easter, the U.S. Masters will be held at the historic Augusta National in Georgia, USA.

Ahead of the major, the ladies warm up with the Augusta National Women's Amateur, which is played over three days and where the final round is decided at Augusta National. And it has become a Swedish dream start after the first round of play at Champions Retreat.

22-year-old Andrea Lignell is the lone runner-up, one stroke behind leading Rose Zhang (USA) – the world's highest-ranked amateur player. This after Lignell signed for five under par and a total of 67 strokes.

The Swede was bogey-free all day and has two strokes of margin down to chasing third seed Jenny Bae (USA).

For Ingrid Lindblad, who had great success in last year's US Open and is the world's second highest ranked amateur, it went much heavier. She came in at +6 and will struggle to pass the qualifying mark.

MORE GOLF: World star Rory McIlroy was chased for the 18th and decisive hole – then he sent off a monster drive that landed just a metre from the hole (March 24, 2023).

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Watch McIlroy's crazy drive: 'The best we've ever seen' Photo: PGA