THE BGB LOWDOWN…

  • Brittany Lincicome and Kelly Tan both shot 67s to take the early lead after day one of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
  • The field had to contest with windy conditions at the Aronimink Golf Club.
  • Lincicome rebounded from a missed cut at last week’s ShopRite LPGA Classic to trade four birdies with a solitary bogey on Thursday.
  • Tan who has yet to break into the top-30 at a Major, reached the turn at -4 but was left to rue a pair of bogeys on the journey home.
  • Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Gabby Lopez, Carlota Ciganda, Linnea Strom and Cydney Clanton made up a log-jam a stroke back on two-under.

FUN FACT…

  • Eight of the last nine LPGA majors have been captured by players who had never won a major, including Sophia Popov at the AIG Women’s Open in August and Mirim Lee at the ANA Inspiration in September. 

THAI WATCH…

  • Jasmine Suwannapura and Pajaree Anannarukarn ended the day as the leading Thai players.
  • Jasmine, who finished runner-up at the AIA Women’s Open, traded two birdies with two bogeys to sign for a level par 70, three off the leading duo in a tie for 13th.
  • Pajaree ended up with the same score, but rode a virtual rollercoaster to get there, rolling in four birdies, a bogey and a double.
  • Patty Tavatanakitanakit and Moriya Jutanugarn carded two-over 72s to take a share of 40th position.
  • Pornanong Phatlum and Ariya Jutanugarn finished the day a shot further back on three-over after recording matching 73s.
  • Wichanee Meechai ended in a tie for 73rd on four-over par.

QUOTES OF THE DAY

I never tried to swing hard with the driver off the tee today, I was just literally, `Get it in the fairway and then worry about the next shot.’ And then on the green, aiming in very specific spots.

Brittany Lincicome

My ball-striking has been really good, and I think that’s been a key and it’s been giving me a lot of confidence going into the next day.

Kelly Tan

I know it can blow here, but I didn’t expect it to blow that hard that early, and it was really cold.

Anna Nordqvist

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