Oct 9th, 2020
Brits in the mix at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Hall and Hull three off the lead in Philadelphia
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American Brittany Lincicombe and Kelly Tan of Malaysia share the lead on three-under-par. A group of six players sit just one shot back and includes Danielle Kang of America, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda.
“I was really happy with the way I started the round,” Hall, the 2018 Women’s Open champion and winner two weeks ago on the LPGA tour, said.
“It's pretty windy today, maybe a two, three-club wind, so it's playing hard. I played really solid. Didn't make hardly any mistakes. Until the second nine.”
Sitting alongside the English duo on level par is a large group which includes seven-time major winner Inbee Park and world number ten Lexi Thompson who must be due a good finish.
Poor Mel Reid who won last week at the ShopRite LPGA Classic got off to a nightmare start with a triple bogey at her very first hole. To her credit, she dug deep and was round in a four-over-par 74 and is in no way out of it given the challenges of the tough Aronimink course.