Meijer LPGA Classic Opening Round Recap | LPGA

For the fifth time in her LPGA Tour career, California Alison Lee Simply Give For Major has taken the first-round lead on the LPGA Tour after an opening-round 65 at the LPGA Classic. Using five par-5s at Blythefield Country Club with a birdie or better on each, Lee had his best 18-hole score of the 2024 season so far. The LPGA Tour champion has seen a solid stretch of golf after three straight runner-up finishes to end the 2023 Tour season, but she is still in the hunt to become a first-time Rolex winner as she puts herself in prime position at Belmont. M.I.

No. Starting on 10, Lee wasted no time in getting his seven birdies on the first card of the day. No. He added two birdies on 12 and 14. Before that, he made his first two bogeys at No. Registered on 15 He recovered quickly with back-to-back birdies to gain momentum heading into the back nine. After she turned 33 (-3), she added her second bogey on the par-4 3rd, but it went birdie, par, birdie. The highlight of the 8th round came when he eagled the par-5 to give himself a two-stroke lead over the nine players behind him at T2.

„I hit a driver off the tee. A good run,” Lee said of the eagle. „An 8-iron for my second shot. With the wind down, I knew I had to land one short of the green. Yeah, like I said, I played with confidence. I know it’s one of those things where you swing. On hole 18, I played it back side first, not a short club like I thought — not a short club, but a par-5 Bunkered. Obviously with a bunker on the left and right. So I tried to make the move I wanted to make. I was able to hit it 15 feet or so inside; Hit a good putt. So, yeah, I’m really glad I putt. I think I had 24 putts or something like that.

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A solid group of players sits behind Lee at -5. A mix of Solheim Cup players like Jennifer KupsoThe winner of this event in 2022, Carlotta Siganda And Lisette Salas are in the mix, as well as the two-time Meijer LPGA Classic champion Brooke Henderson. Salas and Henderson shot the best rounds of the afternoon wave with their 67s. A late wave battled wind and parched greens, but Henderson pulled away from the pack thanks to eagles on Nos. 8 and 18. Isabella Fierro Two eagles on the card through 18 holes.

„I saved a bunch of my rounds on the front nine because of how windy it was and how firm the greens were, up and down,” Henderson said of his first round. „It played really hard. I was happy to grind it out there when I needed to, and I was able to use it when I got birdies or got eagles, which was really nice.

Narin An, Daniela Targia, Su-Shia Cheng And Lauren Hartledge Sitting in a tie for second, the 2024 LPGA Tour rookie is all in the hunt for her first career victory. Benedetta MorescoShe makes her third start on the LPGA Tour this week.

Defending champion Leona Maguire, who has finished worse than second in three starts at the event, is tied after his first-round finish (T68). Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking No. 1 Nellie Korda T133 never recovered from double-bogey-bogey-bogey on his first three holes at 4-over. Gorda won the event in 2021 and has three top 10 finishes at Blythefield Country Club. Lilia WuMaking his first start since the Ford Championship presented by KCC, he recorded five birdies and two bogeys and finished the T22 day at 3-under.

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