THOMP­SON TAKES EARLY LEAD

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Lexi Thomp­son had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch and fin­ished with a 6-un­der 65 on Thurs­day to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Cham­pi­onship. Play­ing her third tour­na­ment since los­ing the ANA In­spi­ra­tion in a play­off af­ter be­ing pe­nal­ized four strokes for a rules vi­o­la­tion that a TV viewer spot­ted, Thomp­son had a one-stroke lead over U.S. Sol­heim Cup team­mates Ge­rina Piller and Brit­tany Lin­ci­come and young Amer­i­can An­gel Yin.

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