Lexi Thompson leader after the first round

The prestigious KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, with a total prize pool of $10.4 million, has kicked off with American Lexi Thompson seizing the top spot after the first round

by Andrea Gussoni
Lexi Thompson leader after the first round
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The prestigious KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, with a total prize pool of $10.4 million, has kicked off with American Lexi Thompson seizing the top spot after the first round. Organized collaboratively by the PGA of America and LPGA Tour since 1955, this major event showcases the best international female golfers.

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Thompson demonstrated a solid performance with a score of -4 (68 strokes), featuring six birdies and two bogeys. She holds a narrow lead over compatriot Nelly Korda and Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit, both trailing by one stroke.

Following closely behind are a group including Americans Allisen Corpuz and Caroline Inglis, Japanese golfers Akie Iwai, Mao Saigo, and Hinako Shibuno, England's Charley Hull, Ireland's Leona Maguire, France's Celine Bouier, Thailand's Arpichaya Yubol, South Korea's Amy Yang, and Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom.

Played at the par 72 Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington, the leaderboard is tightly packed with 53 participants within five shots after the first 18 holes. A group tied for 15th place finished under par at -1, including Japanese players Ayaka Furue and Miyu Yamashita, China's Ruoning Yin, South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim, Australia's Hannah Green, American Sarah Schmetzel, and Norway's Celine Borge.

Unfortunately, Roberta Liti faces a significant gap, finishing the opening round in 120th place with a score of +6. However, she remains within three shots of the cut line, offering her a chance to compete in the final two rounds.

As the day progresses, anticipation builds for the second round, which will determine the traditional cut line later in the Italian afternoon. Lexi Thompson, whose full name is Alexis Noel Thompson, is an American professional golfer born on February 10, 1995, in Coral Springs, Florida.

She is renowned for her achievements on the LPGA Tour and her impact as one of the top female golfers in the world. Here’s a brief biography of Lexi Thompson: Early Career: Lexi Thompson began playing golf competitively at a very young age, turning professional at only 15 years old in June 2010.

This made her the youngest golfer ever to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at the time. Professional Career: Since turning professional, Thompson has enjoyed considerable success on the LPGA Tour, securing multiple victories.

Her first LPGA Tour win came in 2011 at the Navistar LPGA Classic, where she became the youngest winner in LPGA history at 16 years old. Major Championships: Lexi Thompson has competed in and contended at numerous major championships throughout her career.

She won her first major title at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship (now known as the ANA Inspiration), which remains one of her career highlights. Other Achievements: In addition to her victories on the LPGA Tour, Thompson has represented the United States in international team competitions, including the Solheim Cup.

She has consistently been ranked among the top players in the world rankings. Playing Style: Known for her powerful driving and aggressive playing style, Lexi Thompson is often noted for her athleticism and skill on the golf course.

She has been a role model for young golfers, particularly aspiring female athletes in the sport. Personal Life: Lexi Thompson comes from a family deeply involved in golf; her brothers are also professional golfers. She balances her professional career with a passion for fitness and other interests off the course.

Lexi Thompson continues to be a prominent figure in women's golf, admired for her talent, dedication, and contributions to the sport. Her achievements and impact on the game make her a significant presence on the global golfing stage.

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