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Birdie binge puts Thompson on top at Kingsmill

May 19, 2017 1:08 AM
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Birdie binge puts Thompson on top at Kingsmill

WASHINGTON: American Lexi Thompson fired a six-under-par 65 Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Virginia.

The 22-year-old US star made a run of five birdies in a row on her second nine of the day to stand one stroke ahead of three compatriots – Gerina Piller, Brittany Lincicome and Angel Yin.

South Korean-born New Zealander Lydia Ko, trying to hang onto the world number one ranking, shared fifth on 67 with Australia's Sarah Jane Smith and Italy's Giulia Molinaro.

Thompson, who started on the back nine, birdied the par-4 11th and made her lone bogey of the round at the par-3 17th.


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