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Gustafson leads CVS/pharmacy Challenge

Gustafson leads CVS/pharmacy Challenge

Sophie Gustafson shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge on Thursday.
Gustafson, the Swede who won the last of her four career U.S. LPGA Tour victories in 2003, had eight birdies and bogey on the Blackhawk Country Club course.
Sophia Sheridan, playing in her third tour event of the year, matched Angela Stanford and Na Ri Kim at 67.
Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa had five straight birdies in a 68 that left her three strokes back along with 2006 winner Karrie Webb, Shanshan Feng and Kyeong Bae.
Jiyai Shin opened with a 72. She has a tour-high three victories, leads the player of the year and rookie of the year points races and also tops the money list.
Defending champion In-Kyung Kim struggled to a 73.
Casie Cathrea, a 13-year-old playing on a sponsor exemption after winning a qualifier on Monday, made a hole-in-one on the 155-yard 12th and finished with a 74.


Updated : 2021-10-22 09:15 GMT+08:00