Number of strokes under par for Canadian teammates Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp, who led at 65 after the first round of the LPGA’s inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. They offset two bogeys with seven birdies in the foursomes (alternate shot) format at Midland (Mich.) Country Club. Americans Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel were second at 4-under 66. The 72-hole stroke-play event is the women’s tour’s first official team event. After today’s second round of four-ball (better-ball) play, the field will be cut to the low 35 and ties. The third round will be foursomes play, and the final round will be in the four-ball format (scores).
Number of scores in the 60s in his past 10 rounds for Wes Roach, who enters this week’s Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky., with two top-10 finishes in his past three starts on the PGA Tour. Roach, 30, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, Tenn., will be looking for his first PGA Tour victory in his 63rd start when play begins today at Keene Trace Golf Club (tee times).
Number of combined victories on the PGA Tour for Northern Irishmen Darren Clarke (3), Graeme McDowell (4) and Rory McIlroy (16), who will be among the crowd favorites at the British Open, which begins today at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Among them, they own six major championships, including Claret Jugs for Clarke (2011) and McIlroy (2014) (tee times).
Percentage of cuts made this season by Argentina’s Nelson Ledesma, who ranks fourth in the Korn Ferry Tour points standings despite having made only nine weekends in 18 starts. The other players ranked among the top five have made at least two-thirds of their cuts. Ledesma, who won the recent TPC Colorado Championship, has locked up a PGA Tour exemption for the 2019-20 season. He will be in the field at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, which begins today at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Neb. (tee times).