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Dec 4th, 2020

Hull leads Volunteers of America Classic

Englishwoman conquers freezing conditions in Texas

Charley Hull leads the Volunteers of America Classic at Old American Golf Club by one shot after and opening three-under-par 68. Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum and Americans Jessica Korda and Jennifer Kupcho are in a share of second place.
Hull had six birdies in her round including four in six holes from the 2nd tee on what was her back nine. The 24-year-old, like all the players, struggled in the cold conditions. 
"I was so cold out there," said Hull "I struggled swinging the last two holes, I just got so cold. Along that lake, you just get like freezing," 
The cold conditions contributed to the course paying a lot longer than usual and this suited the big-hitting Hull.
"I played pretty solid. The golf course is playing so much different than it did last year. It's playing a lot longer, which I prefer." Added Hull.
Anna Nordqvist of Sweden is one of five players two shots off the lead on one under par. Open champion Sophia Popov sits at level par in a group that includes world number one Jin Young Ko. 
Hull's countrywomen Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Mel Reid sit on one-over and two-over respectively with Stephanie Meadows, who was third at the Pelican Women's Championship a couple of weeks ago, at four-over.

TAGS: LPGA Tour, Volunteers of America Classic, Charley Hull, 2020