Brooke Henderson leads by one in Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA

Brooke Henderson leads by one in Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA

Metro Golf Notes Associated Press
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Brooke Henderson shot 5-under-par 68 to take the the first-round lead in the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Brooke Henderson shot a bogey-free 5-under 68 in windy conditions Thursday to take the first-round lead in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

Play was suspended because of darkness, but there were no players still on the course within striking distance of the lead.

Henderson had four birdies in a seven-hole stretch and closed with three pars on the gusty Ocean Club layout. The 20-year-old Canadian has five LPGA Tour victories, winning last year in Michigan and New Zealand.

Australia's Sarah Jane Smith finished with a bogey to drop into a tie for second with Spanish rookie Luna Sobron Galmes. Top-ranked Shanshan Feng birdied her last for a 70, matching Danielle Kang, Lindsey Weaver, Katherine Kirk, Jing Yan and Maria Torres, the tour's first player from Puerto Rico.

Kang played alongside Henderson and I.K. Kim.

Lexi Thompson, a playoff loser to Brittany Lincicome last year, opened with a 72. Michelle Wie eagled the par-5 11th in a 73, and playing partners Lincicome and third-ranked So Yeon Ryu followed at 74.

Kim and Ariya Jutanugarn shot 76, and Stacy Lewis had two double bogeys in a 78.

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