But, feeling more comfortable from the minute she moved on to Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, Thomson had good vibes about this week’s Women’s NSW Open.
That showed as the Scot opened with a three-under 69 to sit just one shot off the lead in a share of third spot.
“As much as I like Bonville, this is a type of golf course that suits my game,” said Thomson after signing for six birdies. “It is fairways and greens here and then hole a putt or two. I managed to do that for most of the day.”
Thomson, who has made a promising start to the new season, was on course to hold the lead before finishing with a double-bogey 7 after finding a “really bad lie” in a bunker.
“I can’t be too disappointed in that because I have got up and down a couple of times out there for par,” she added.
“I’m excited for the week and I kind of knew that when I got here that this course suited me if I could get my ball striking and I have. Last week my golf was terrible and it’s a massive improvement.”
As Sweden’s Maja Stark and India’s Amandeep Drall shot matching 68s to share the lead, Gabrielle MacDonald and Hannah McCook shot 73 and 74 respectively.