LPGA Classic: Leona Maguire and Charley Hull share lead in US



Leona Maguire in action
Leona Maguire finished in the top 10 at the Mediheal Championship in California last week
-7 L Maguire (Ire), C Hull (Eng), L Stephenson (US), N Hataoka (Jpn); -6 M Lee (Chi Taipei), A Jutanugarn (Tha)
Selected others: -4 G Hall (Eng); -3 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); -2 L Davies (Eng); +1 S Meadow (NI)
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Ireland’s Leona Maguire and England’s Charley Hull are tied for the lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic after seven-under opening rounds in Michigan.

Both players carded a 65 to lead the event alongside Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and Lauren Stephenson of the United States.

Hull bogeyed the fifth but eagles on the 14th and 18th dragged her back into the leading pack.

Maguire birdied the first and picked up another shot on the final hole.

Among the early starters, the 26-year-old continued her impressive recent form and began strongly with a birdie on the opening hole before picking up further shots on four, seven and eight.

She carried her momentum on the back nine with birdies on both 10 and 14, before finishing her round with another birdie on 18.

In a low-scoring pack at Blythefield Country Club, Hull made four birdies and two superb eagles.

England’s Georgia Hall and Jodi Ewart Shadoff are in touch with the leaders after opening rounds of four under however Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow is in danger of missing the cut after carding a one-over 73.

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