South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee and American Lauren Stephenson shoot 8-under 63s for 1st-round lead on Jersey Shore
63: Scores for co-leaders Mi Hyang Lee and Lauren Stephenson in the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Thursday in Galloway, N.J. Though they matched scores, they went about it in very different ways. Lee, 27, a two-time LPGA winner from South Korea, shot a bogey-free 8-under round, capped by a 5-under 29 on the back nine at Seaview Hotel’s Bay Course on the Jersey Shore. Stephenson, 23, a second-year player who is looking for her first LPGA victory, birdied four of her first five holes but was interrupted by two bogeys in her round. Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and American Ryann O’Toole shared third place at 7-under 64. Defending champion Lexi Thompson shot 67 for a share of 12th place (scores).
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