Woods’ niece just off lead in Australia despite no practice
BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, is one stroke off the lead at the Ladies European Tour opener despite not practicing because an airline problem delayed the arrival of her clubs.
Beth Allen, a Scotland-based American, is in front at the Vic Allen after a 6-under 67 Thursday in the first round.
Woods was unable to fit in a practice round on the Beach or Creek layouts. Her clubs missed a connection in Los Angeles and did not get to the clubhouse until Wednesday afternoon.
The winner of the 2014 Australian Ladies Masters says she napped and relaxed, adding that after the long travel day the mix-up ”forced me to rest.”
Camilla Lennarth of Sweden shot a 69 and Laura Davies a 71.
At a PGA of Australia Tour men’s event held alongside the women’s tournament, New Zealand’s James Anstiss and Australia’s David Bransdon lead by a stroke after shooting 64s.