Lexi Thompson shoots 64, one back at ShopRite LPGA Classic

June 7, 2019
Lexi Thompson watches a tee shot during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Lexi Thompson is just one off the lead and last week’s U.S. Women’s Open winner is at the top of the leaderboard again after one round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Thompson shot a seven-under 64 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, N.J., on Friday, putting herself in good position heading into the weekend of the 54-hole event.

Thompson didn’t make a bogey all round.

“This is a very gettable golf course,” she said. “A lot of birdies out there because it is playing a good bit shorter. The defense on this golf course is basically the wind. If it gets blowing out here, it definitely plays a little harder. But a lot of wedges into the greens, so definitely a lot of birdie opportunities.”

Thompson is tied with Kristen Gillman and Muni He. Jeongeun Lee6 and Pornanong Phatlum are tied for the lead at eight under. Lee6 is coming off her U.S. Women’s Open title last week, the first major of her career.