Lincicome and Tan share Women's PGA Championship lead

By Sacha Pisani 9 October 2020 6
Lincicome and Tan share Women's PGA Championship lead

Brittany Lincicome and Kelly Tan are tied atop the Women's PGA Championship leaderboard following the opening round.

Lincicome and Tan both carded 67s to earn a share of the one-stroke lead at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania on Thursday.

After missing the cut at last week's LPGA Classic, two-time ANA Inspiration champion and eight-time LPGA Tour winner Lincicome bounced back in windy conditions by birdieing four holes and only dropping one shot.

"I've had so much time off since having [daughter] Emery and taking time off and COVID," she said. "Each week it's just kind of been let's make the cut, let's make the cut, and that's not a way an eight-time winner should play golf."

Cydney Clanton, Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Linnea Strom, Carlota Ciganda and Gaby Lopez are a stroke off the pace.

Meanwhile, defending champion Hannah Green struggled after posting a nine-under-par 79 to leave her bid for back-to-back titles in tatters.

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