Keeping Score

Keeping score

Number of years since American Paula Creamer, the first-round leader at the Evian Championship, has won on the LPGA. Creamer, 32, shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France to open a one-stroke lead. Creamer, a 10-time winner on the LPGA, hasn’t won since March 2, 2014, when she claimed the HSBC Women’s Champions title. Creamer won the 2005 Evian Masters, before the tournament in the French Alps was elevated to major-championship status. American Brittany Altomare shared second place with South Koreans Jin Young Ko, Mi Hyang Lee and Inbee Park at 6-under 65. The Evian is the fourth major championship of the LPGA season and precedes next week’s fifth major, the Women’s British Open (scores).


Number of strokes under par that Spain’s Jon Rahm stood after he tied his career low with a 62 in the first round of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. Rahm, 24, played bogey-free golf in his first start at TPC Southwind to open a three-stroke lead. Rahm, ranked eighth in the world, is seeking his second victory this season and the fourth of his career. Five players – Americans Patrick Cantlay and Bubba Watson, Australia’s Cameron Smith and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and Shugo Imahira – shared second at 5-under 65. Forty-five of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking were entered (scores).


Number of points that Sweden’s David Lingmerth accumulated under the modified Stableford scoring system to lead the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship, which was suspended by lightning. Lingmerth made nine birdies at Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev., to open a five-point lead over Americans Tom Hoge and Robert Streb and South Africa’s Tyrone Van Aswegen. The scoring under modified Stableford: double eagle, 8 points; eagle, 5; birdie, 2; par, 0; bogey, minus-1; double bogey, minus-3 (scores).


Scores for co-leaders Grant Hirschman and Conrad Shindler after the first round of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo. Hirschman and Shindler, both Americans, played bogey-free golf at Highland Springs Country Club to stand 9 under. Hirschman, 24, is seeking his first victory on the developmental tour. Shindler, 31, a one-time winner on the tour, is pursuing a return to the PGA Tour, where he played last season (scores).


Leading score in the clubhouse for Americans Wes Short Jr. and Scott Dunlap and England’s Paul Broadhurst as rain suspended the first round of the Senior British Open. The co-leaders were tied at 3 under with Americans Scott Parel (17 holes) and Ken Duke (16 holes) at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lytham, England. Twenty-four players will complete the first round early today (scores).

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