Lizette Salas Leads KPMG Women’s PGA Championship After Day One

Lizette Salas
Lizette Salas reads her putt on the 9th hole during the first round for the 2021 KPMG Women’s Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on June 24, 2021 in Johns Creek, GA. (Photo by Darren Carroll for PGA of America via Getty Images)

Lizette Salas opened with a 5-under 67 at the Atlanta Athletic Club and will take a one-shot lead into Friday’s second round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The 31-year old American signed for a bogey-free scorecard featuring five birdies to reach the day-one marquee position.

“It was definitely not easy. We started with pretty wet conditions this morning, but the greens are rolling extremely pure,” said Salas.

“I had a really good warmup. I was really confident coming into this week, and I think my game really suits this golf course and kept it boring.

“That’s pretty much the game plan. Fairways and greens and rolled in a few good putts, left to righters, sliders, which I think really gets my confidence going, and I continue that momentum throughout the round.

“A little scary slide on the last hole to keep it bogey-free, but I’m really pleased with my round today.”

England’s Charley Hull was one back after a first-round 68 which included six birdies against two bogeys.

Seven players were tied for third-place on 3-under 69.

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Top-5 Leaders: First Round

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Lizette Salas -5 (67)
2. Charley Hull -4 (68)
3. Alena Sharp -3 (69)
3. Xiyu Lin -3 (69)
3. Yealimi Noh -3 (69)
3. Dani Holmqvist -3 (69)
3. Jeongeun Lee6 -3 (69)
3. Austin Ernst -3 (69)
3. Jessica Korda -3 (69)
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Material from the LPGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.


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