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Leth-Nissen Takes Early Lead at Parkstone Golf Club

The European Ladies' Amateur Championship is underway at Parkstone Golf Club on the southern coast of England.

Amalie Leth-Nissen took advantage of the calm morning conditions to shoot the lowest score of the day. Teeing off the in the first group, the Danish player made four birdies and no bogeys on the front-nine to turn in 33 shots. The recent Junior Vagliano Trophy winner with the Continent of Europe made three more birdies on the back-nine with just one bogey to return a six-under-par 66.

"I played really well, I was putting really well and just playing solid. It meant a lot because I've never shot minus-six before, so it was my lowest round ever." said Leth-Nissen, who is the youngest player in the field at just 14-years-old. The Danish team player helped her country to victory at the European Girls' Team Championship earlier this month, and currently holds a two-stroke advantage.

The top-ranked player in the field, Alessia Nobilio, got her title bid off to a solid start. The Italian, who helped her country to a bronze medal in the European Ladies' Team Championship less than two weeks ago, made three birdies and two bogeys to card a one-under-par round of 71, and finds herself in a tie for 19th position.

Four players carded rounds of 68 (-4) on day one in England to sit just two shots off the pace: Sweden's Linn Grant, Italian pair, Emilie Alba Paltrinieri and Virginia Elena Carta, and Jana Melichova of the Czech Republic.

Annabell Fuller and Kirsten Rudgeley led the way for the hosts. Of the 25 English players in the field, Fuller and Rudgeley tied for the lowest score of the day, both signing for rounds of 69 (-3) to tie for 29th position.

The full leaderboard and tomorrow's tee times can be accessed on the championship webpage.

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