Four players share the lead after 18 holes at the Meijer LPGA Classic
Nasa Hataoka, Leona Maguire, Charley Hull, and Lauren Stephenson share the lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic on seven-under-par after Thursday's opening round.
The quartet all carded rounds of 65 on the opening day of the $2,300,000 prize money event at Blythefield Country Club, Belmont, USA.
U.S. Women’s Open runner-up Nasa Hataoka and the former World No.1 Leona Maguire shot a flawless round, and with the help of seven birdies, they claimed the tied top spot.
England’s Charley Hull, who shot bogey on the fifth hole, smashed four birdies and two eagles in her solid first round of 65.
While the young American, Lauren Stephenson, made eight birdies against one bogey to sit atop the leaderboard with three others at the prestigious LPGA event.
Ariya Jutanugarn and Min Lee grab tied-fifth position after finishing the first round at six-under-par. Lee led for much of the tournament hitting eight under par on the 13th hole. But a pair of bogeys on two of the final five holes pushed her back.
Eleven players share fifth place on five-under, heading into Friday's second round.
Lexi Thompson, who won the tournament in 2015, finished the round tied for 18th place at four-under.
Two-time tournament winner and reigning champion, Brooke Henderson, finished three over, tied at 127th.