Crowded leader board at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

First Round Update — KPMG Women’s PGA Championship — Westchester, New York —

A dozen players are 3-under and sharing the lead in the opening round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Westchester, New York.

The par-73 layout has yielded a bevy of 3–under-70 rounds already in the clubhouse headlined by Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda and Sandra Gal. The season’s second major features nearly 70 players within three shots of the lead at the moment.

Lincicome, who captured the ANA Inspiration for her second career major title earlier this season, scattered two bogeys on her round. She opened the week as a 66-to-1 long shot at eventhough she was runner-up to Inbee Park last season at this event. Park, the two-time defending champion (formerly the LPGA Championship) has a shot to regain the No. 1 Rolex Ranking with a solid week in New York. Park carded a 2-under-71 in her opening round.

Top ranked Lydia Ko, looking for her first major title, is even par with a hole to finish, while World No. 3 Stacy Lewis is just beginning her first round play.

Other Golf News:

  • Brooks Koepka, who has titles on the PGA Tour and European Tour in the last year, leads the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Classic in early opening round action at 6-under-64 at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Phil mickelson reached 4-under after an opening-nine 31 but finished up 2-under and sits T-13 at the moment.
  • Lee Janzen and Rocco Mediate posted 4-under-67s to co-lead the Contellation Senior Players Championship in Boston. Several players are still on the course including Joe Durant, who is 3-under 10 holes. Janzen, the two-time U.S. Open champion, captured the ACE Group Classic in Florida earlier this season. He entered the week as a 50-1 betting pick at
  • After shooting 7-under-65 at Diamond Country Club, France’s Gregory Bourdy leads the European Tour’s Lyoness Open in Austria after 18 holes. He was a 25-1 betting selection.
  • Koepka opened 25-1 at to win the St. Jude Classic.