LPGA Tour

Cambia Portland Classic 2018

August 30 - September 02

Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon

$1,300,000

August 30 - September 02

Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon

$1,300,000

Round 1

Marina Alex storms into lead in Oregon

August 30, 2018

Marina Alex stormed into the lead at the Cambia Portland Classic on Thursday, equalling the course record with a 10-under-par 62 on a day of low scoring in Oregon.

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The 28-year-old from New Jersey, still chasing a first tournament win after six seasons on the LPGA Tour, took advantage of perfect conditions Columbia Edgewater Country Club to produce a flawless round.

Alex reeled off 10 birdies and eight pars in a superb display which saw her close with four consecutive birdies down the stretch to take her to 10 under.

"I just started hitting it really well and just kept making great rolls on my putts on the back nine," Alex said. "It just turned out to be a great day.

Alex benefitted from the expertise of veteran caddy Travis Wilson, who last year worked the bag for the winner of this event, Stacy Lewis, who is currently on maternity leave from golf.

"It's been a blast," Alex said of her link-up with Wilson.

"The timing was great. He wanted to work a couple more events before the season ended and I was looking and Trav is awesome, so much fun, really lighthearted, so we're having a great time."

But Alex, who has posted three top 10 finishes this season, will be looking nervously over her shoulder at the chasing pack on Friday.

Her pursuers are led by Canadian star Brooke Henderson, who reproduced the sparkling form that fired her to victory in the Canadian Open last weekend with an eight-under-par 64.

Henderson started slowly with five straight pars before a trio of birdies on the 6th, 7th and 8th holes kick-started her round.

She then reeled off five more birdies in her closing six holes on the back nine -- including a birdie on the last -- to close to within two of the lead.

She joined Australia's Minjee Lee in a tie for second place on eight under.

Lee, who teed off on the 10th, might have finished closer to Alex had it not been for a bogey on her 18th hole, the only blemish in an otherwise flawless round that included nine birdies.

The 22-year-old from Perth made a sensational start, unfurling five straight birdies in her opening five holes in a dazzling early charge.

"I think it was a combination of everything," Lee said. "Most of the day I struck it pretty well with my iron shots. I had pretty good control of the yardages. And I hit some solid putts."

Robynn Ree was a further shot back after a seven-under-par 65. Ree missed the chance to go level with Lee on eight under after bogeying her last.

England's Georgia Hall was four shots off the lead after a roller coaster six-under-par 66 which included nine birdies, three bogeys and six pars. Australia's Su Oh and Katherine Perry of the United States were also at six under.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Marina Alex
-10
62
T2
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
64
T2
Minjee Lee
-8
64
4
Robynn Ree
-7
65
T5
Katherine Perry
-6
66
T5
Su Oh
-6
66
T5
Georgia Hall
-6
66
T8
Angela Stanford
-5
67
T8
Mi Hyang Lee
-5
67
T8
Mariah Stackhouse
-5
67
T8
Jaye Marie Green
-5
67
T8
Ally McDonald
-5
67
T8
Brittany Lincicome
-5
67
T8
Anna Nordqvist
-5
67
T15
Tiffany Chan
-4
68
T15
Camilla Lennarth
-4
68
T15
Beatriz Recari
-4
68
T15
Pornanong Phatlum
-4
68
T15
Lexi Thompson
-4
68
T15
Jacqui Concolino
-4
68
T15
Charley Hull
-4
68
T15
Megan Khang
-4
68
T15
Gaby Lopez
-4
68
T15
Ayako Uehara
-4
68
T15
Amy Olson
-4
68
T15
Mina Harigae
-4
68
T27
Peiyun Chien
-3
69
T27
Brittany Marchand
-3
69
T27
Jane Park
-3
69
T27
Aditi Ashok
-3
69
T27
Inbee Park
-3
69
T27
Austin Ernst
-3
69
T27
Mo Martin
-3
69
T27
Daniela Iacobelli
-3
69
T27
Christina Kim
-3
69
T27
Celine Boutier
-3
69
T27
Brittany Benvenuto
-3
69
T27
Sandra Changkija
-3
69
T27
Lindy Duncan
-3
69
T27
Hannah Green
-3
69
T27
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-3
69
T27
Mariajo Uribe
-3
69
T27
Sophia Popov
-3
69
T27
Jennifer Hahn
-3
69
T27
Kassidy Teare
-3
69
T46
Becky Morgan
-2
70
T46
Mirim Lee
-2
70
T46
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-2
70
T46
Katherine Kirk
-2
70
T46
Alison Walshe
-2
70
T46
Lee-Anne Pace
-2
70
T46
Rebecca Artis
-2
70
T46
Lee Lopez
-2
70
T46
Julieta Granada
-2
70
T46
Min Lee
-2
70
T46
Kim Kaufman
-2
70
T46
Juli Inkster
-2
70
T46
Amy Yang
-2
70
T46
Chella Choi
-2
70
T46
Perrine Delacour
-2
70
T46
Maria Torres
-2
70
T46
Amelia Lewis
-2
70
T46
Katie Burnett
-2
70
T46
Cydney Clanton
-2
70
T46
Jing Yan
-2
70
T66
P.K. Kongkraphan
-1
71
T66
Daniela Darquea
-1
71
T66
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-1
71
T66
Danielle Kang
-1
71
T66
Lizette Salas
-1
71
T66
Yu Liu
-1
71
T66
Thidapa Suwannapura
-1
71
T66
Lauren Coughlin
-1
71
T66
Brianna Do
-1
71
T66
Mi Jung Hur
-1
71
T66
Mel Reid
-1
71
T66
Wichanee Meechai
-1
71
T66
Holly Clyburn
-1
71
T66
Candie Kung
-1
71
T66
Brittany Altomare
-1
71
T66
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
71
T66
Ryann O'Toole
-1
71
T66
Catriona Matthew
-1
71
T66
In Gee Chun
-1
71
T66
Pernilla Lindberg
-1
71
T66
Sarah Jane Smith
-1
71
T66
So Yeon Ryu
-1
71
T66
Karen Stupples
-1
71
T89
Cheyenne Woods
E
72
T89
Emily Pedersen
E
72
T89
Shanshan Feng
E
72
T89
Dori Carter
E
72
T89
Allison Emrey
E
72
T89
Olafia Kristinsdottir
E
72
T89
Caroline Hedwall
E
72
T89
Kris Tamulis
E
72
T89
Kelly Shon
E
72
T89
Jackie Stoelting
E
72
T89
Dani Holmqvist
E
72
T89
Brittany Lang
E
72
T89
Katelyn Sepmoree
E
72
T89
Kelly Tan
E
72
T89
Ashleigh Buhai
E
72
T89
Alena Sharp
E
72
T89
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
E
72
T106
Gemma Dryburgh
1
73
T106
Natalie Gulbis
1
73
T106
Jessy Tang
1
73
T106
Laetitia Beck
1
73
T106
Alison Lee
1
73
T106
Madeleine Sheils
1
73
T106
Sandra Gal
1
73
T106
Paula Reto
1
73
T106
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
1
73
T106
Samantha Troyanovich
1
73
T106
Azahara Munoz
1
73
T106
Sei Young Kim
1
73
T106
Emma Talley
1
73
T106
Olivia Benzin (a)
1
73
T106
Lauren Kim
1
73
T106
Xiyu Lin
1
73
T122
Morgan Pressel
2
74
T122
Katelyn Dambaugh
2
74
T124
AJ Newell
3
75
T124
Simin Feng
3
75
T124
Maddie McCrary
3
75
T124
Luna Sobron
3
75
T124
Sakura Yokomine
3
75
T129
Beth Allen
4
76
T129
Gigi Stoll (a)
4
76
T129
Tiffany Joh
4
76
T129
Martina Edberg
4
76
T129
Lorie Kane
4
76
T134
Haeji Kang
5
77
T134
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
5
77
T136
Nicole Broch Larsen
6
78
T136
Emily Tubert
6
78
T136
Leticia Ras-Anderica
6
78
T136
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
6
78
T140
Cindy LaCrosse
7
79
T140
Amy Simanton
7
79
142
Sydnee Michaels
9
81
143
Erynne Lee
10
82
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Marina Alex
-10
62
T2
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
64
T2
Minjee Lee
-8
64
4
Robynn Ree
-7
65
T5
Katherine Perry
-6
66
T5
Su Oh
-6
66
T5
Georgia Hall
-6
66
T8
Angela Stanford
-5
67
T8
Mi Hyang Lee
-5
67
T8
Mariah Stackhouse
-5
67
T8
Jaye Marie Green
-5
67
T8
Ally McDonald
-5
67
T8
Brittany Lincicome
-5
67
T8
Anna Nordqvist
-5
67
T15
Tiffany Chan
-4
68
T15
Camilla Lennarth
-4
68
T15
Beatriz Recari
-4
68
T15
Pornanong Phatlum
-4
68
T15
Lexi Thompson
-4
68
T15
Jacqui Concolino
-4
68
T15
Charley Hull
-4
68
T15
Megan Khang
-4
68
T15
Gaby Lopez
-4
68
T15
Ayako Uehara
-4
68
T15
Amy Olson
-4
68
T15
Mina Harigae
-4
68
T27
Peiyun Chien
-3
69
T27
Brittany Marchand
-3
69
T27
Jane Park
-3
69
T27
Aditi Ashok
-3
69
T27
Inbee Park
-3
69
T27
Austin Ernst
-3
69
T27
Mo Martin
-3
69
T27
Daniela Iacobelli
-3
69
T27
Christina Kim
-3
69
T27
Celine Boutier
-3
69
T27
Brittany Benvenuto
-3
69
T27
Sandra Changkija
-3
69
T27
Lindy Duncan
-3
69
T27
Hannah Green
-3
69
T27
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-3
69
T27
Mariajo Uribe
-3
69
T27
Sophia Popov
-3
69
T27
Jennifer Hahn
-3
69
T27
Kassidy Teare
-3
69
T46
Becky Morgan
-2
70
T46
Mirim Lee
-2
70
T46
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-2
70
T46
Katherine Kirk
-2
70
T46
Alison Walshe
-2
70
T46
Lee-Anne Pace
-2
70
T46
Rebecca Artis
-2
70
T46
Lee Lopez
-2
70
T46
Julieta Granada
-2
70
T46
Min Lee
-2
70
T46
Kim Kaufman
-2
70
T46
Juli Inkster
-2
70
T46
Amy Yang
-2
70
T46
Chella Choi
-2
70
T46
Perrine Delacour
-2
70
T46
Maria Torres
-2
70
T46
Amelia Lewis
-2
70
T46
Katie Burnett
-2
70
T46
Cydney Clanton
-2
70
T46
Jing Yan
-2
70
T66
P.K. Kongkraphan
-1
71
T66
Daniela Darquea
-1
71
T66
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-1
71
T66
Danielle Kang
-1
71
T66
Lizette Salas
-1
71
T66
Yu Liu
-1
71
T66
Thidapa Suwannapura
-1
71
T66
Lauren Coughlin
-1
71
T66
Brianna Do
-1
71
T66
Mi Jung Hur
-1
71
T66
Mel Reid
-1
71
T66
Wichanee Meechai
-1
71
T66
Holly Clyburn
-1
71
T66
Candie Kung
-1
71
T66
Brittany Altomare
-1
71
T66
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
71
T66
Ryann O'Toole
-1
71
T66
Catriona Matthew
-1
71
T66
In Gee Chun
-1
71
T66
Pernilla Lindberg
-1
71
T66
Sarah Jane Smith
-1
71
T66
So Yeon Ryu
-1
71
T66
Karen Stupples
-1
71
T89
Cheyenne Woods
E
72
T89
Emily Pedersen
E
72
T89
Shanshan Feng
E
72
T89
Dori Carter
E
72
T89
Allison Emrey
E
72
T89
Olafia Kristinsdottir
E
72
T89
Caroline Hedwall
E
72
T89
Kris Tamulis
E
72
T89
Kelly Shon
E
72
T89
Jackie Stoelting
E
72
T89
Dani Holmqvist
E
72
T89
Brittany Lang
E
72
T89
Katelyn Sepmoree
E
72
T89
Kelly Tan
E
72
T89
Ashleigh Buhai
E
72
T89
Alena Sharp
E
72
T89
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
E
72
T106
Gemma Dryburgh
1
73
T106
Natalie Gulbis
1
73
T106
Jessy Tang
1
73
T106
Laetitia Beck
1
73
T106
Alison Lee
1
73
T106
Madeleine Sheils
1
73
T106
Sandra Gal
1
73
T106
Paula Reto
1
73
T106
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
1
73
T106
Samantha Troyanovich
1
73
T106
Azahara Munoz
1
73
T106
Sei Young Kim
1
73
T106
Emma Talley
1
73
T106
Olivia Benzin (a)
1
73
T106
Lauren Kim
1
73
T106
Xiyu Lin
1
73
T122
Morgan Pressel
2
74
T122
Katelyn Dambaugh
2
74
T124
AJ Newell
3
75
T124
Simin Feng
3
75
T124
Maddie McCrary
3
75
T124
Luna Sobron
3
75
T124
Sakura Yokomine
3
75
T129
Beth Allen
4
76
T129
Gigi Stoll (a)
4
76
T129
Tiffany Joh
4
76
T129
Martina Edberg
4
76
T129
Lorie Kane
4
76
T134
Haeji Kang
5
77
T134
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
5
77
T136
Nicole Broch Larsen
6
78
T136
Emily Tubert
6
78
T136
Leticia Ras-Anderica
6
78
T136
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
6
78
T140
Cindy LaCrosse
7
79
T140
Amy Simanton
7
79
142
Sydnee Michaels
9
81
143
Erynne Lee
10
82