Number of top-10 finishes this season, including one victory, for Australia’s Minjee Lee, who held the first-round lead in the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Lee, 22, a four-time winner on the LPGA who is seeking her first major championship, shot 7-under 65 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in England. Japan’s Mamiko Higa stood second at 66 (scores).
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Australia’s Minjee Lee, who is seeking her first major championship, takes the early lead in the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
Number of points scored by American Ollie Schniederjans in the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is the only one on the PGA Tour that uses the modified Stableford format, which encourages aggressive play. The scoring: double eagle (8 points), eagle (5), birdie (2), par (0), bogey (-1) and double bogey or worse (-3). Schniederjans hit the par-5 18th hole in two and then rolled in a 4-foot eagle putt to rack up five points and take the outright lead. He played bogey-free golf (scores).
Number of strokes under par spanning his past five rounds on the Web.com Tour for American Martin Trainer, who shared the first-round lead in the KC Golf Classic. Trainer, who shot 25 under to win last week’s Price Cutter Charity Championship, kept the hot hand with a bogey-free 8-under 63 at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kan. He was tied with Americans Vince Covello and Kyle Jones and South Korea’s Bio Kim (scores).
First-round score for Ian Poulter, who led the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at 8 under at Firestone Country Club’s South Course in Akron, Ohio. Poulter, 42, of England, ran off 7 birdies through 11 holes en route to a bogey-free round. Americans Kyle Stanley and Rickie Fowler stood one stroke back (scores).
First-round scores for co-leaders Ben Campbell of New Zealand and Australians Nick Cullen, Andrew Dodt and Jarryd Felton in the Fiji International at Natadola (Fiji) Bay Golf Club. They led by two strokes in the tournament co-sponsored by the European and Asian tours (scores).
Percentage of respondents to a Morning Read social-media poll who answered “No” to the question, “Do you use green-reading material or a similar device?” (“Proposed green-reading limits miss mark,” Aug. 1).