Friday, June 25, 2010
Cristie Kerr shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Stacy Lewis and Seon Hwa Lee in the LPGA Championship, the LPGA Tour's second major of the season.
Relying on her clutch putting, Kerr had five birdies and a bogey on the Locust Hill Country Club course in suburban Rochester. She won the LPGA State Farm Classic two weeks ago for her 13th LPGA Tour title.
Inbee Park, Mika Miyazato and Lindsey Wright opened with 69s in the round that was hampered by gusting wind and a heavy downpour that briefly delayed play.
Juli Inkster, a 31-time career winner, celebrated her 50th birthday by shooting a 71. She was tied for 11th.