Lexi Thompson Leads Kingsmill Championship After Round 1

Lexi Thompson fired an opening-round 6-under par 65, highlighted by a lights-out closing-nine, and leads the Kingsmill Championship by one shot.

Tied for second, and one back, is the threesome of Gerina Piller, Brittany Lincicome and Angel Yin, who all posted 5-under 66s at the Kingsmill Resort’s River Course.

How Lexi Did It

Thompson started slow, making the turn at even-par. But then the 22-year-old star caught fire, ripping off six birdies over the next seven holes, and then closed with two pars to post the best round of the day.

Lexi’s Scorecard


“It’s just a tournament that I love to come back to. That always helps out, coming into the tournament that you want to play well in and you always look forward to coming to this venue, it helps out with the positive attitude. But I get to hit a lot of drivers and 3-woods which helps out a lot. It’s a ball-striking golf course.”
-Lexi Thompson, First Round Leader

Statistical Notes

  • While no player hit all 18 greens in regulation, Lexi Thompson hit the most with 17
  • Three players hit all 14 fairways – Mo Martin, Jane Park and Jenny Shin
  • Thompson led the field with seven birdies in the first round, followed by Gerina Piller, Angel Yin, Sadena Parks and Madelene Sagstrom with six apiece
  • Three players carded eagles on Thursday – Brooke Henderson (No. 15), Celine Herbin (No. 3) and Ally McDonald (No. 7)
  • At 308 yards, Joanna Klatten led the field in first-round average drive distance, followed by Jessica Korda at 287 yards

Full Leaderboard

Through 18 holes

1Lexi Thompson-6
2Angel Yin-5
2Brittany Lincicome-5
2Gerina Piller-5
5Giulia Molinaro-4
5Sarah Jane Smith-4
5Lydia Ko-4
8Su-Hyun Oh-3
8Minjee Lee-3
8Moriya Jutanugarn-3
8Candie Kung-3
8Vicky Hurst-3
8Amelia Lewis-3
8Karine Icher-3
8Jacqui Concolino-3
16Pavarisa Yoktuan-2
16Jenny Shin-2
16Nelly Korda-2
16Carlota Ciganda-2
16Wei Ling Hsu-2
16Sadena Parks-2
16Ally McDonald-2
16Gaby Lopez-2
16Ayako Uehara-2
16Lindy Duncan-2
16Sei Young Kim-2
16Mirim Lee-2
16Austin Ernst-2
16Jessica Korda-2
16Pernilla Lindberg-2
16Suzann Pettersen-2
16In Gee Chun-2
16Shanshan Feng-2
34Madelene Sagstrom-1
34Jackie Stoelting-1
34Christina Kim-1
34Angela Stanford-1
34Anna Nordqvist-1
34Na Yeon Choi-1
34Marina Alex-1
34So Yeon Ryu-1
34Amy Yang-1
34Katherine Perry-1
34Ryann O'Toole-1
34Mina Harigae-1
34Lee-Anne Pace-1
34Laura Gonzalez Escallon-1
34Brittany Lang-1
34Kim Kaufman-1
34Sung Hyun Park-1
34Brooke Henderson-1
34Aditi Ashok-1
34Brittany Altomare-1
54Caroline HedwallE
54Emily TubertE
54Mariajo UribeE
54Sun Young YooE
54Megan KhangE
54Tiffany JohE
54Katie BurnettE
54Karrie WebbE
54Mi Jung HurE
54Nicole Broch LarsenE
54P.K. KongkraphanE
54Sherman Santhiwiw.E
54Min LeeE
54Alena SharpE
54Perrine DeLacourE
54Bronte LawE
54Dori CarterE
54Katherine KirkE
54Thidapa SuwannapuraE
73Jane Park1
73Lizette Salas1
73Azahara Munoz1
73Caroline Masson1
73Ariya Jutanugarn1
73Jing Yan1
73Sakura Yokomine1
73Simin Feng1
73Alison Lee1
73Maria Parra Luque1
73Holly Clyburn1
73Dana Finkelstein1
73Demi Runas1
73Nontaya Srisawang1
73Danielle Kang1
73Eun-Hee Ji1
73Cristie Kerr1
73Mo Martin1
73Mariah Stackhouse1
73Belen Mozo1
73Kris Tamulis1
94Sandra Changkija2
94Laetitia Beck2
94Daniela Holmqvist2
94Melissa Reid2
94Lee Lopez2
94Beth Allen2
94Sandra Gal2
94Mi Hyang Lee2
94Laura Jansone2
94Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras2
94Olafia Kristinsdottir2
94Hee Young Park2
94Cydney Clanton2
94Madeleine Sheils2
94Celine Herbin2
94Pei-Yun Chien2
94Jeong Eun Lee2
111Jennifer Ha3
111Jennifer Song3
111Becky Morgan3
111Nasa Hataoka3
111Brooke Pancake3
111Sarah Kemp3
111Chella Choi3
111Haru Nomura3
111Kaylin Yost3
111Maude-Aimee Leblanc3
111Lauren Coughlin3
111Jaye Marie Green3
123Regan De Guzman4
123Min Seo Kwak4
123Wichanee Meechai4
123Karen Chung4
123Cheyenne Woods4
123Therese O'Hara4
123Stephanie Meadow4
123Paula Reto4
123Amy Anderson4
123Kelly Tan4
123Ilhee Lee4
123Ashleigh Buhai4
135Brianna Do5
135Annie Park5
135Joanna Klatten5
138Yani Tseng6
138Morgan Pressel6
138Marissa Steen6
141Ssu-Chia Cheng7
141Julie Yang7
141Beatriz Recari7
141Kelly Shon7

Credit: LPGA Communications


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