Keeping Score

Lydia Ko eagles 1st hole en route to Gainbridge LPGA lead

South Korean shoots 7-under 65 at Orlando's Lake Nona in seeking 1st victory in 3 years; Annika Sorenstam posts 75 on home course

2: Score, an eagle, that Lydia Ko made on her first hole Thursday, holing out with gap wedge, as she led the first round of the Gainbridge LPGA in Orlando, Fla. Ko, 23, a 15-time winner on the LPGA who is looking for her first victory in three years, shot 7-under 65 at Lake Nona Golf Club to open a two-stroke advantage. American Nelly Korda and Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen shared second place at 67. World No. 1 Jin Young Ko of South Korea was among a group of seven players that included Americans Megan Khang and Ryann O’Toole tied at 68. Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam, the 72-time LPGA winner who was making first start since she walked away from the game 13 years ago to start a family, shot 75 on her home course after being derailed by a triple-bogey 7 on the fifth hole. Australia’s Gabriela Ruffels, the 2019 U.S. Amateur champion, shot 73 in her professional debut (scores).

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